The leadership of the Society of Professors in Christian Education is comprised of a Board of Directors that is representative of our membership. The process for choosing our Board of Directors, Officers, and Executive are outlined in the SPCE By-Laws. Society members have traditionally come from over 100 different institutions, primarily in North America. As such, our Board of Directors are men and women selected from member institutions by an ad hoc committee of past SPCE Officers that is formed by the SPCE President.
Care is taken to provide reasonable but not quota-based member representation in terms of institution-type, organization size, school location, and historic or denominational affiliation, as well as gender and ethnic diversity. Most of all, Board Members are chosen on the basis of character, participation level, and commitment to the ideals of our organization and discipline. Non-remunerative service is given by Board Members for four year terms, with two Board Members typically rotating off each Fall. Following are the members of our current leadership team. We thank these men and women for the time and commitment they give to serve our membership, the organization, and the Kingdom of God.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors consists of 8 rotating representatives, in addition to the permanent administrative leader(s), each coming from an institution of higher learning. Because the society primarily serves professors in ministry, the body is comprised of educators with a ministerial background. Each of our Board Members performs certain duties for the organization, in addition to work performed by other members of our body as needs arise.
Associate Dean for Institutional Assessment
Assistant Professor of Formation
Ashland Theological Seminary
910 Center Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805
E-mail: Dawn Morton
(Class of 2018)
Professor of Christian Education
Effective Elders Leadership Team e2:
Lincoln Christian University
100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, Illinois 62656
E-mail: James Estep
(Class of 2018)
John David Trentham
Director of Ed.D. Program
Assistant Professor of Leadership
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40280
E-mail: John David Trentham
(Class of 2019)
Dennis E. Williams
Recommend a Potential Board Member
If you are interested in nominating someone for our Board of Directors, you may submit that individual’s name, institution, membership involvement, expertise, potential contributions to the Board, and contact information at any time. Board Members are typically sought during the late spring or summer of each year and affirmed during our annual meeting in mid-to-late October. Recommend someone or use the form that follows.