Advisory Council

The Advisory Council of the Religious Education Association was created in 2019 as part of a number of changes intended to make our leadership processes more inclusive and transparent. Members of the Council represent different branches of REA’s governing structure, partner organizations, and the membership at large.

By expanding its shared leadership, the Association benefits from the wisdom and creativity that comes from a diverse group of members who share a strong commitment to religious education and the work of our Association. The leadership they provide through advising the Association’s Board makes possible a more robust and engaged constituency.

The Council meets every year on the final afternoon of the annual meeting. They provide feedback on that year’s meeting, and they make plans for upcoming meetings and the work of the REA more generally.

  • Sybrina Y. Atwaters
    Sybrina Y. Atwaters

    Assistant Director-Institute Diversity
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Atlanta, GA, United States

    sybrina [dot] atwaters [at] omed [dot] gatech [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Eldon Von Clemans
    Eldon Von Clemans

    Retired Pastor / Educator
    Presbyterian Church (USA)
    Charlotte, NC, United States

    evclemans [at] gmail [dot] com

    REA Advisory Council
  • Dave Csinos
    Dave Csinos

    Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
    Atlantic School of Theology
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    dcsinos [at] astheology [dot] ns [dot] ca

    REA Advisory Council
  • Eileen M Daily
    Eileen M Daily

    Director, Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership
    Boston University
    Old Orchard Beach, ME, United States

    dailye45 [at] gmail [dot] com

    REA Advisory Council
    Standing Committee on Religious Education in Faith Communities
  • Barbara E. Davis
    Barbara E. Davis

    The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York
    Brooklyn, NY, United States

    bsenecaldavis [at] fordham [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Jos De Kock
    Jos De Kock

    Professor of Practical Theology | Rector
    Evangelische Theologische Faculteit Leuven
    Linden, Nederland, Belgium

    jos [dot] dekock [at] etf [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Monique van Dijk-Groeneboer
    Monique van Dijk-Groeneboer

    professor of religious education
    Tilburg School of Catholic Theology
    The Hague, ZuidHolland, Netherlands

    m [dot] c [dot] h [dot] vandijk [at] tilburguniversity [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Barbara Annette Fears
    Barbara Annette Fears

    Assistant Professor
    Howard University School of Divinity
    Arlington, VA, United States

    barbara [dot] fears [at] howard [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Stephen Fetter
    Stephen Fetter

    Coordinator for Webinars and Electronic Meetings
    The United Church of Canada
    Toronto, ON, Canada

    sfetter [at] united-church [dot] ca

    REA Advisory Council
  • Courtney Goto
    Courtney Goto

    Associate Professor
    Boston University School of Theology
    Brighton, MA, United States

    cgoto [at] bu [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Thomas Groome
    Thomas Groome

    Professor of Theology and Religious Education , Boston College
    Boston College
    Chestnut Hill, MA, United States

    groomet [at] bc [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Tamara Henry
    Tamara Henry

    Assistant Professor of Religious Education
    New York Theological Seminary
    New York, NY, United States

    thenry [at] nyts [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Christine Jean Hong
    Christine Jean Hong

    Associate Professor of Educational Ministries
    Columbia Theological Seminary
    Decatur, GA, United States

    jedi [at] religiouseducation [dot] net

    REA Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Officer
    REA Board, Ex Officio
    REA Board Steering Committee
    REA Advisory Council
    Program Conference Committee
  • Heesung Hwang
    Heesung Hwang

    Assistant Professor of Christian Religious Education
    Saint Paul School of Theology
    Leawood, Kansas, United States

    heesung [dot] hwang [at] spst [dot] edu

    REA Recording Secretary
    REA Board
    REA Board Steering Committee
    REA Advisory Council
  • Jose R. Irizarry
    Jose R. Irizarry

    Villanova University
    Villanova, PA, United States

    jose [dot] r [dot] irizarry [at] villanova [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
    AAR Program Committee
  • HyeRan Kim-Cragg
    HyeRan Kim-Cragg

    Emmanuel College
    Toronto, ON, Canada

    hyeran [dot] kimcragg [at] utoronto [dot] ca

    REA Advisory Council
  • Joung Chul Lee
    Joung Chul Lee

    Assistant Professor
    Kookmin University
    Seoul, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

    joungchul [dot] lee [at] kookmin [dot] ac [dot] kr

    REA Advisory Council
    Standing Committee on Religious Education in Academic Disciplines & Institutions
  • Randy Litchfield
    Randy Litchfield

    Professor of Christian Education
    Methodist Theological School in Ohio
    Delaware, Ohio, United States

    rlitchfield [at] mtso [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Annie A Lockhart-Gilroy
    Annie A Lockhart-Gilroy

    Associate Professor of Christian Education and Practical Theology; Interim Director of the DMin Program
    Phillips Theological Seminary
    Tulsa, OK, United States

    annie [dot] lockhart [dot] gilroy [at] ptstulsa [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Joshua H Lunde-Whitler
    Joshua H Lunde-Whitler

    Executive Director
    Rivier University
    Newton, MA, United States

    jlundewhitler [at] gmail [dot] com

    REA Board
    REA Advisory Council
    Harper / Wornom Committee
    Chair, Harper / Wornom Committee
  • Jenny Haddad Mosher
    Jenny Haddad Mosher

    Director, Research & Educational Design
    CrossRoad Institute
    Durham, CT, United States

    jmosher [at] crossroadinstitute [dot] org

    REA Advisory Council
  • Lucinda Allen Mosher
    Lucinda Allen Mosher

    Hartford Seminary
    Middleburg, FL, United States

    lucinda [at] lucindamosher [dot] com

    REA Advisory Council
  • Maureen R. O'Brien
    Maureen R. O'Brien

    Duquesne University
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States

    obrien [at] duq [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Hosffman Ospino
    Hosffman Ospino

    Boston College
    Waltham, MA, United States

    ospinoho [at] bc [dot] edu

    REA Board
    REA Advisory Council
    Chair, Publications Committee
  • Carl Procario-Foley
    Carl Procario-Foley

    Executive Director
    Center at Mariandale
    New Rochelle, NY, United States

    cbprocariofoley [at] gmail [dot] com

    REA Advisory Council
    Nominating Committee
  • Bert Roebben
    Bert Roebben

    University of Bonn
    Bonn, NRW, Germany

    hroebben [at] uni-bonn [dot] de

    REA Advisory Council
  • Michael Shire
    Michael Shire

    Hebrew College
    Needham, MA, United States

    mshire [at] hebrewcollege [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
    Nominating Committee
  • Mai-Anh Le Tran
    Mai-Anh Le Tran

    Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    Evanston, IL, United States

    maianh [dot] tran [at] garrett [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
    Publications Committee
  • Katherine M. Turpin
    Katherine M. Turpin

    Professor of Practical Theology and Religious Education
    Iliff School of Theology
    Denver, Colorado, United States

    kturpin [at] iliff [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Tony Vrame
    Tony Vrame

    Director, Dept. of Reglious Ed.
    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
    Brookline, MA, United States

    tonyvrame [at] gmail [dot] com

    REA Board
    REA Advisory Council
    Chair, Advancement Committee
  • Almeda Wright
    Almeda Wright

    Yale Divinity School
    New Haven, CT, United States

    almeda [dot] wright [at] yale [dot] edu

    REA Advisory Council
  • Mary H. Young
    Mary H. Young

    Director, Leadership Education
    North Chesterfield, VA, United States

    doctormaryyoung [at] gmail [dot] com

    REA Advisory Council