Board of Directors

The EES Board meets virtually, Fall ’20

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.

FerloChair
The Very Rev. Roger A. Ferlo, Ph. D., D. D.
Chicago, IL
As President Emeritus of Bexley Seabury, 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 and the former President of the Anglican Theological Review.

DeVaulVice-Chair
The Rev. Philip DeVaul
Cincinnati, OH
Philip 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 has served 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.

CowartDr. Courtney Cowart
New York, NY
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.

Michael J. Kerr
Richmond, VA
Mike Kerr brings to the EES Finance Committee a distinctive résumé of financial service to the Episcopal Church, through the Diocese of Virginia, CREDO, and the Episcopal Church Investment Committee. He is a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Goochland, VA.

Dr. Lisa Kimball
Alexandria, VA
Lisa Kimball is the Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning and the James Maxwell Professor of Lifelong Christian Formation at Virginia Theological Seminary. She brings to the Board the deep compassion for the underserved that was the hallmark of her earlier grant work, along with a passion for imaginative hard work that is centered in the Gospel. She is a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC.

Sandy MilienSandy Milien
Bethlehem, PA
Sandy Milien is the host of The Way of Love podcast with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry as well as a Storyweaver with the Episcopal Church Beloved Community StorySharing Campaign. She serves as the Canon for Racial Reconciliation and Community Engagement and Officer for Ecumenical and Interfaith Engagement in the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem. She believes that evangelism is at the core of who we are as followers of Jesus; she is enthusiastic about helping others who are creatively and faithfully making it part of their ministry. She is a member of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

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.

NyeinThe Rev. Zack Nyein
Atlanta, GA
Zack Nyein is Associate Rector for Community Engagement and Children and Youth Formation at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA. He is especially interested in the relationship between worship and evangelism, which was the focus of his prior grant work with Table on the Green, a dinner church community in New Haven, CT.

Eliacín Rosario-CruzThe Rev. Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
Snohomish, WA
Eliacín Rosario-Cruz is Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Snohomish, WA and is a trainer for the College of Congregational Development. He brings a commitment to creating opportunities for broadening intercultural competency and awareness across the church to the EES Board.

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.

Tommie Lee Watkins, Jr.The Rev. Dr. Tommie Lee Watkins, Jr.
Birmingham, AL
The Rev. Tommie Watkins is Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, AL and Graduate Professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Social Work. He brings experience in executing EES grants, excitement to encourage the current generation of leaders-in-formation, and enthusiasm to support EES’  work to dismantle racial injustice to the Board.

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.