Board of Directors

Hillel Arnold

Head of Digital Programs, Rockefeller Archive Center

Hillel Arnold is the Head of Digital Programs at Rockefeller Archive Center. He holds an MA in History from NYU and a MLIS from Long Island University’s Palmer School, as well as a BA in English from Hunter College. Previously, he worked as Digital Projects Manager for the Foundation for...

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R. Douglass Bendall

Founder and President, The Newark School of Theology

R. Douglas Bendall is the founder and president of The Newark School of Theology, Newark, New Jersey. The school offers high quality theological education to lay persons and inner city ministers in Newark and surrounding cities. It promotes social justice and the development of congregations by providing educational opportunities to...

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Thomas E. Boomershine

President, GoTell Communications

Thomas E. Boomershine (PhD, Union Theological Seminary) is an emeritus professor of New Testament and a United Methodist elder. He has been an activist as a biblical storyteller, educator (New York and United Theological Seminaries), author, and community organizer of the Network of Biblical Storytellers, International, and the Bible in...

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Matthew J. M. Coomber

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, St. Ambrose University

Matthew J.M. Coomber is a professor of biblical studies and an Episcopal priest. He has served as an activist in various roles, including faith leader, educator, street medic, and as an organizer/director of international conferences on Bible and social justice. His primary focus of research is on how biblical texts...

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John H. Elliott

President, Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice

John H. Elliott (Dr. Theol., Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany) is known internationally for his research on 1 Peter and as a leading proponent of the social-scientific study of the Bible. He has taught and written extensively on Jesus and the early Church in their historical and cultural contexts during tenures...

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Norman Gottwald

Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, New York Theological Seminary

Norman K. Gottwald is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at New York Theological Seminary and taught previously at the Graduate Theological Union and Andover Newton Theological School. He is author of _The Tribes of Yahweh_, a celebrated study of the origins of ancient Israel as an indigenous peasant uprising. His...

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Jennifer Henry

Executive Director, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives

Jennifer Henry currently serves as the Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, giving leadership to ecumenical commitments to human rights and ecological justice with KAIROS’ eleven churches and religious organizations. She has worked in ecumenical social justice in Canada for over 20 years, beginning in 1993 when she...

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Nicholas A. Johnson

Pastor, Raritan Valley Baptist Church

The Reverend Nicholas A. Johnson is pastor of Raritan Valley Baptist Church in Edison, NJ. He also teaches in the Philosophy and Religion department at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ. Nicholas holds undergraduate degrees in History and Religious Studies from the University of Chicago and a M.Div....

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Ched Myers

Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries

Ched Myers is an activist theologian who has worked in social change movements for 40 years. With a degree in New Testament Studies, he is a popular educator who animates scripture and issues of faith-based peace and justice. He has authored over 100 articles and a half-dozen books, including Binding...

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Hugh R. Page

Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies, University of Notre Dame

(The Rev.) Dr. Hugh R. Page, Jr. is Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He also holds several administrative positions: Vice President, Associate Provost, and Dean of the First Year of Studies; Acting Chair — Department of Physical Education and Wellness Instruction; and...

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Rick Ufford-Chase

Co-Director, Stony Point Center

Rick Ufford-Chase and his wife Kitty are the Co-Directors of Stony Point Conference Center, which houses the primary collections of the CLBSJ. He worked as an organizer and popular educator on the U.S./Mexico border for twenty years. Since 2008, Rick and Kitty have been working with others to create the...

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Shannan Vance-Ocampo

Director, Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice

Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo serves as the Director for the Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and also co-moderator of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Ministry degree at Hartford Theological Seminary. She...

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