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Board of Commissioners

Chair

Harry Gardner
President and Dean of Theology
Acadia Divinity College
Wolfville, NS

Vice Chair and Treasurer

Leanne van Dyk
President
Columbia Theological Seminary
Decatur, GA

Secretary

Lori Neff LaRue
Director, Accreditation Services
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Commission Representative to the ATS Board of Directors

Gregory Heille
Academic Dean and Vice President
Aquinas Institute of Theology
St. Louis, MO

 

Class of 2018

Mignon Jacobs
Associate Provost for Accreditation and Educational Effectiveness
Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, CA

 

Class of 2020

Stephen Bosso
Professor of Scripture
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary
Boynton Beach, FL

Charles Conniry
Vice President and Dean
George Fox Evangelical Seminary
Portland, OR

Sarah Drummond
Dean of the Faculty & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Andover Newton Theological School
Newton Centre, MA

Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan
President
Claremont School of Theology
Claremont, CA

Steve Lemke
Provost
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
New Orleans, LA

Polly Stone
Director of Institutional Assessment
Reformed Theological Seminary
Jackson, MS

Mary Young
Assistant Professor of Christian Education & Director of the MA in Christian Education
Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University
Richmond, VA

 

Class of 2022

Rene Espinosa
Vice President for Finance
Oblate School of Theology
San Antonio, TX

Todd Lajiness
Rector-President
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Detroit, MI

Oliver McMahan
Vice-President for Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation
Pentecostal Theological Seminary
Cleveland, TN

Shawn Oliver
Associate Dean for Planning and Assessment
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, NJ

Arch Wong
Professor of Practical Theology
Ambrose Seminary of Ambrose University
Calgary, AB

Public Members

Edward Delgado
President
Cambridge College
Cambridge, MA

Charla Long
Principal & Senior Consultant
Go Long Consulting
Franklin, TN

Marianne Mount
President
Catholic Distance University
Charles Town, WV

Frederick J. (Jerry) Streets
Senior Pastor
Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ
New Haven, CT

 

ATS Accrediting Director Staff

Lester Edwin J. Ruiz
Senior Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Debbie Creamer
Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Lori Neff LaRue
Director, Accreditation Services
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Barbara A. Mutch
Consulting Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Tom Tanner
Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

The academic and professional qualifications and relevant employment and organization information for Commissioners is available upon request from the Commission office. Requests may be submitted by letter (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110) or by email. Information pertaining to Commission staff is available on the Contact Us page.