Board of Directors
The EES Board meets virtually, Fall ’20
Day Smith Pritchartt
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.
Luisa E. Bonillas, Ph. D.
Los Angeles, CA
Luisa brings extensive experience in Latino/Hispanic ministries, and in the Episcopal Church, to her work as the Multi-Cultural Missioner. She is a passionate coach and mentor, and works both to make EES resources available to Spanish-speaking applicants and to share the benefits of their work with the wider EES community. She is a member of All Saints, Pasadena, CA.
The Rev. Philip DeVaul
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.
The Rev. Canon Alissabeth Newton
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.
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.
Heather H. Zdancewicz, MBA
Heather is Vice President for Finance and Administration at Austin Theological Seminary. 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.
The Rev. Jaime Briceño
Jaime Briceño is Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Bexley Seabury, Priest-in-Charge at St. Michael and All Angels in Berwyn, IL. His experience with seminarians is most helpful in reviewing grant applications.
The Rev. Canon Christopher Craun
Chris Craun is the Missioner for Thriving Congregations for the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, and a trainer for the College of Congregational Development in the Diocese of Olympia. She brings experience in congregational ministry, especially with youth and young adults, along with a vision for the church’s role in society, to the work of EES.
Michael J. Kerr
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
Lisa Kimball is the Vice President 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.
The Rev. Canon Ranjit K. Mathews
Rocky Hill, CT
Ranjit K. Mathews is the Canon for Mission Advocacy, Racial Justice and Reconciliation for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. He serves as the TEC clergy representative to the Anglican Consultative Council. His understanding and passion for evangelism is inspired by South Indian theologian, Dr. D. T. Niles, who said, “evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where he found bread.” His post-colonial perspective is essential to the practice of Episcopal Evangelism today; he brings great gifts to the EES Board.
Canon Sandy Milien
Sandy Milien is 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.
The Rev. Zack Nyein
New York, NY
Zack Nyein is Senior Associate Rector at St. Bart’s Episcopal Church in New York. 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.
The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz
Eliacín Rosario-Cruz is Cathedral Canon and Associate to the Rector of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, WA; he is also 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.
The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers
New York, NY
Stephanie Spellers 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.
The Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga
Bp. Tengatenga is Distinguished Professor of Global Anglicanism at the School of Theology, University of the South (Sewanee) where he teaches Missiology and World Christianity, World Religions and a number of courses on world Anglicanism. He offers invaluable insight into the context of grantees’ work and the potential impact of it.
The Rev. Dr. Tommie Lee Watkins, Jr.
The Rev. Tommie Watkins is 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.