Board of Directors

Photo by Piper Ferguson
Photo: Piper Ferguson

dayExecutive Director
Day Smith Pritchartt
Durham, NC
Day’s professional church background is in Christian Formation. She has also worked in corporate marketing and finance. Her passion is exploring new ways of being church in the 21st Century. She is a member of the Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill, NC. Day is thankful for the privilege to execute the work of EES.

HicksChair
Josephine Hicks
Charlotte, NC
Josephine is a partner at Parker Poe in Charlotte and is a member of St. Peter’s. She has served the Episcopal Church in countless capacities, including Executive Council,  the Anglican Consultative Council, and the Board of Episcopal Relief and Development. Her leadership is invaluable to every dimension of EES work.

FerloVice-Chair
The Very Rev. Roger A. Ferlo, Ph. D.
Chicago, IL
As the retired president of Bexley Seabury and professor of biblical interpretation and the practice of ministry, Roger has vast experience as a practitioner of innovation in theological education. His experience and network of connections within TEC and beyond is invaluable to the mission of EES. Roger is a member of St. Paul and the Redeemer in Chicago.

DeVaulSecretary
The Rev. Philip DeVaul
Cincinnati, OH
Phil is rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Cincinnati, Ohio. He brings a passion is for relational, christocentric evangelism in the 21st century, that embraces both tradition and fearless creativity, to the work of EES.

beersAssistant Secretary
David Booth Beers
Washington, DC
David is a partner at Goodwin Proctor and serves as Chancellor to the Presiding Bishop. His lengthy experience with EES makes him an invaluable resource for the institutional memory and a fruitful source for recruiting new Board members.

CurtissTreasurer
Linda Curtiss
Bradley Beach, NJ
A former EVP of the Church Pension Fund, Linda serves as a finance faculty member for Credo. As Treasurer, she coordinates the portfolio management for EES. She is a member of St. James, Bradley Beach and manages the Bradley Food Pantry.

BoltonNell Bolton
New Orleans, LA
A global consultant on peace building, justice and governance programs, Nell is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans. Her insights and experience are invaluable to the Grants Committee.

CowartDr. Courtney Cowart
Sewanee, TN
Courtney is the Executive Director of the Society for the Increase of the Ministry. She brings a passion for the formation of a new generation of lay and ordained faith leaders, who are engaging beyond the limits of our familiar ecclesial church world, to the work of EES.

CrawfordThe Rev. Canon Lee Crawford
Killington, VT
Lee is Vicar at Church of Our Saviour in Killington, VT. She has extensive mission experience with the church in El Salvador and Haiti and has served TEC in numerous national and diocesan commissions. She is particularly adept at assisting grantees in developing networks and in evaluating proposals for international work.

Joslyn-SiemiatkoskiDr. Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski
Austin, TX
Dan is the Duncalf-Villavoso Professor of Church History at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. Prior to that he taught church history at Church Divinity School of the Pacific from 2005-2014. He has a passion for helping people to integrate the traditions of the past with the ministry needs of the present. Dan is in the ordination process in the Diocese of California and attends St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin.

Alissabeth NewtonThe Rev. Canon Alissabeth Newton
Olympia, WA
Alissa is the Canon for Congregational Development for the Diocese of Olympia and Vicar of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Kent, WA. Enthusiastic about the work of creative evangelism, she also brings valuable experience in both local ministry formation and equipping congregations to share the love of Christ to the work of EES.

SinghThe Rt. Rev. Prince Singh
Rochester, NY
Prince is the VIII Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester. He brings experience from the House of Bishops, the Anglican Communion, and especially mentoring of seminarians to the work of EES.

Stephanie SpellersThe Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers
New York, NY
Stephanie serves as the Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism and Reconciliation. Her first book, Radical Welcome, was begun with an EES grant while she was a student at the Episcopal Divinity School. She represents an invaluable link between the work of EES and the transformative work being done in the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.

Velez-RiveraThe Rev. Daniel Velez-Rivera
Leesburg, VA
Daniel is the Vicar of Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal, a dual language (English-Spanish), multigenerational and multiethnic congregation in Leesburg, VA. He is passionate about establishing faith communities with and for all people. His vocational ministry focuses on ministry plants and redeveloping congregations.

ZdancewiczHeather H. Zdancewicz, MBA
Burke, VA
Heather is Vice President for Finance and Administration at Austin Theological. Her financial acumen is of critical importance in directing the EES budgeting and portfolio management processes. She is a member of All Saints in Austin.