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 details the roles and responsibilities of our board, officers, and staff. We have also put together a detailed position description for each member of our board and a composite list of the specific tasks of various committee members. Note that 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.



Mualla Selçuk
Faculty of Divinity/Continuing Education Center
Ankara University
mualla [dot] selcuk [at] divinity [dot] ankara [dot] edu [dot] tr

President-Elect & 2018 Program Chair


Kathy Winings
Unification Theological Seminary
Barrytown NY
k [dot] winings [at] uts [dot] edu

Vice-President & 2019 Program Chair

Hanan Alexander
University of Haifa
halexan1 [at] univ [dot] haifa [dot] ac [dot] il


Bert Roebben
University of Bonn
hroebben [at] uni-bonn [dot] de



Tony Vrame
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
New York, New York
tvrame [at] goarch [dot] org

Recording Secretary


Elena Soto
Fordham University Graduate School of Religious Studies
Bronx, New York
esoto [at] fordham [dot] edu



HyeRan Kim-Cragg (2019), Chair
Religious Education in Faith Communities Standing Committee
St. Andrew’s College
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
hyeran [dot] kimcragg [at] usask [dot] ca

A. Jos de Kock, (2020), Chair
Religious Education in Academic Disciplines and Institutions Standing Committee
Evangelical Theological Faculty
Leuven, Belgium
kock137 [at] zonnet [dot] nl 


Katherine Turpin (2018), Chair
Proposals Selection Committee
Iliff School of Theology
Denver, CO
kturpin [at] iliff [dot] edu


Carmichael Crutchfield (2018), Member-At-Large
Memphis Theological Seminary
Memphis, Tennessee
ccrutchfield [at] memphisseminary [dot] edu

Sybrina Atwaters (2019), Member-At-Large
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
briath2o [at] gmail [dot] com


Mary Elizabeth Moore (2018), Chair of the Harper/Wornom Committee
Boston University
Boston, MA
memoore [at] bu [dot] edu

Rachelle Green

Rachelle Green (2018), Student Representative
PhD Student at Emory University
Atlanta, GA
rachelle [dot] brown [at] emory [dot] edu

Ex Officio Members


Lucinda Huffaker, Executive Secretary
Yale Divinity School
New Haven, CT
secretary [at] religiouseducation [dot] net


Mary Hess, Networking Coordinator
Luther Seminary
St. Paul, MN
nc [at] religiouseducation [dot] net


Joyce Mercer, Editor, Religious Education
Yale Divinity School
New Haven, CT
rejournal [at] yale [dot] edu



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

Maureen O’Brien (2019), Duquesne University
Sarah Tauber (2020), Jewish Theological School of America
Lucinda Mosher (2021), Hartford Seminary

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