The Advisory Board
Our growing, interdisciplinary research team brings together a dynamic group of people who share a passion for improving the human condition at work. Our wider community of partners includes scholars from many fields, experts from philanthropies, and pracitioners from a variety of organizations.
Kevin Armstrong is the senior passtor at North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN. Kevin co- authored, with L. Gregory Jones, Resurrecting Excellence: Shaping Faithful Christian Ministry, a book on leadership excellence for clergy.
Kathleen Cahalan is an associate professor of theology at Saint John's University School of Theology and Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota. Her most recent book, Introducing the Practice of Ministry, explores the call to ministry as a call to practice.
Jack Carroll is the Williams Professor Emeritus of Religion and Society at the Duke Divinity School. Among his many publications is God’s Potters: Pastoral Leadership and the Shaping of Congregations which reports the findings of one of the largest survey studies of clergy conducted in the US.
Anne E. Henning-Byfield
Anne E. Henning-Byfield is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and is Presiding Elder in the Fourth Episcopal District.. She is also a poet, writer, speaker, and managing partner of AHB and Associates.
Mark Rennaker is senior pastor at Southdowns Wesleyan Church in Kokomo, Indiana, and is the project director for the Economic Challenges Facing Indiana Pastors Initiative, funded by the Lilly Endowment. He is also on faculty at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Chris Scharen is an assistant professor of worship and practical theology at Luther Seminary in St. Paul Minnesota. He is an ordained minister in the Lutheran church, and also serves as the principle investigator of the Learning Pastoral Imagination Project.
Rick Foss is the director of the Contextual Leadership Initiative at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to this, he was presiding bishop for Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).