Board of Directors

The REA Bylaws (2010) state that “the management of all affairs, property, and business of the Association shall be vested in a Board of Directors who shall consist of the elected officers and Board members.” The REA:APPRRE Board Handbook further detailed the roles and responsibilities of our board, officers, and staff. Some members of the board also serve on the steering committee and the program conference committee.  The members of the current board are listed below.


Bert Roebben
Dortmund University
Dortmund, Germany

President-Elect & 2017 Program Chair


Mualla Selçuk
Faculty of Divinity/Continuing Education Center
Ankara University

Vice-President & 2018 Program Chair


Kathy Winings
Unification Theological Seminary
Barrytown NY


Harold (Bud) Horell

Harold (Bud) Horell
Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education
Fordham University
Bronx, NY


Kevin Sandberg, C.S.C. (2017)
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

Recording Secretary

Russell Dalton (2019)
Brite Divinity School
Fort Worth, TX



Barbara Morgan (2018),  Chair
Religious Education in Public Life and Global Community Standing Committee
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT


HyeRan Kim-Cragg (2019), Chair
Religious Education in Faith Communities Standing Committee
St. Andrew’s College
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Tony Vrame (2018), Chair
Religious Education in Academic Disciplines and Institutions Standing Committee
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
New York, New York


Katherine Turpin (2018), Chair
Proposals Selection Committee
Iliff School of Theology
Denver, CO


Carmichael Crutchfield (2018), Member-At-Large
Memphis Theological Seminary
Memphis, Tennessee

Sybrina Atwaters (2019),  Member-At-Large
Gifted Education Foundation
Atlanta, Georgia

Boyung Lee (2017), Chair of the Harper/Wornom Committee
Pacific School of Religion
Berkeley, CA

Rachelle Green

Rachelle Green (2018), Student Representative
PhD Student at Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Ex Officio Members


Lucinda Huffaker, Executive Secretary
Yale Divinity School
New Haven, CT


Mary Hess, Networking Coordinator
Luther Seminary
St. Paul, MN


Joyce Mercer, Editor, Religious Education
Yale Divinity School
New Haven, CT



AAR Program Committee

The AAR Program Committee is comprised of the President, President-Elect, Vice-President, and the Past-President.

Board Steering Committee

The Board Steering Committee is comprised of the President, President-Elect, Past-President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Secretary, Networking Coordinator, and the Journal Editor.

Harper / Wornom Committee

Boyung Lee (2017), Chair, Pacific School of Religion
Mary Elizabeth Moore (2018), Boston University
Maureen O’Brien (2019), Duquesne University
Sarah Tauber (2020), Jewish Theological School of America

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is comprised of retiring Board and Committee members, and one member at large elected by the membership. The committee is chaired by the President.

Program Conference Committee

The Program Conference Committee is comprised of the President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Standing Committee Chairs, Call for Papers Chair, Harper/Wornom Committee Chair, Executive Secretary, and the Networking Coordinator.

Proposals Selection Committee

Randy Litchfield (2019)
Mary Young (2019)

Publications Committee

Deborah Court, Chair
Bert Roebben, Board Representative
Joyce Mercer, RE Journal Editor
Jack Seymour, Horizons Representative