NYTS Board of Trustees

Dr. Diane T. Ashley

  • American Baptist Churches
  • Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer
    Federal Reserve Bank of NY

                                    Mr. Nick C. Bellas

  • Greek Orthodox Church in America
  • Senior Client Relations Manager, Public Affairs & Treasury


                                    The Rev. Daryl G. Bloodsaw

  • National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
  • Senior Pastor
    First Baptist Church of Crown Heights



                                      Ms. Sharon M. Davison

  • Presbyterian Church USA
  • Partner
    Law Office Of Sharon M. Davison

                                     Mr. James Dell

  • Non-denominational
  • Owner
    A-1 Windows and Doors, St. Petersburg, FL


The Rev. Dr. Nadja Fidelia

      • Non-denominational
      • Founding Partner
        Eland Capital (a division of The Williams Capital Group)



                                     Dr. Lawrence Hammond, Chair of the Board of Trustees

      • Non-denominational
      • Vice President
        Community Preservation Corporation

The Rev. Dr. Mark David Hostetter

      • Presbyterian Church USA
      • Associate Pastor
        First Presbyterian Church, New York

The Rev. Dr. Edison O. Jackson

      • African Methodist Episcopal Church
      • President
        Bethune-Cookman University


Mr. Douglas E. Krantz

      • Reform Judaism
      • Retired Rabbi
        Congregation B’nai Yisrael, Armonk, New York

Dr. William K. Lee

      • Korean Presbyterian Church
      • President
        Cardiac Associates of North Jersey



                                  Mr. Gary R. Matthews, PhD CPA/PFS AIF®

      • Non-denominational
      • Wealth Management Advisor
        SRI Investing LLC/Socially Responsible Impact Investing/New York City

                                  Dr. Jan Robinson McCray

      • National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
      • Educator

 Dr. Laura Pires-Hester, Treasurer

      • Church of God (Anderson)
      • Anthropologist

Ms. Susan K. Reed, Secretary of the Board of Trustees

      • Episcopal Church USA
      • Director of Strategy and Innovation, Auburn Media
        Auburn Theological Seminary

Mr. Jeffrey C. Slade, Esq., Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

      • Post-denominational
      • Retired Attorney

                                    The Honorable Milton Tingling, Jr.

      • Presbyterian
      • County Clerk of New York

                                      The Rev. Edolphus “Ed” Townes, Jr.

      • Baptist
      • Former Congressman

Mr. David J. Vidal

      • Presbyterian Church USA
      • Senior Fellow on Sustainability
        The Conference Board

                                     Ms. Quay Wallace Watkins

      • Baptist
      • Retired Executive Director
        Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle

The Rev. Dr. William Weisenbach

      • Presbyterian Church USA
      • Pastor (Honorably Retired)
        First Presbyterian Church of Katonah, Katonah, NY


Mr. David Bunting

      • American Baptist Churches and United Church of Christ
      • Chairman
        Brave Asset Management

The Rev. John Miles Evans

      • Episcopal Church USA
      • Rector Emeritus
        All Hallows Parish Davidson, MD

The Rev. Dr. Peter J. Paris

      • American Baptist Churches and Progressive National Baptist Convention
      • Elmer G. Homrighausen Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Emeritus
        Princeton Theological Seminary

Mr. Ellsworth George Stanton III

      • Presbyterian Church USA

The Rev. Dr. Doris Anne (Dodie) Younger

      • American Baptist Churches

Board Officers

Dr. Lawrence Hammond

Mr. Jeffrey C. Slade

Ms. Susan K. Reed

Dr. Laura Pires-Hester

The Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond

Mr. Craig King
Assistant Treasurer (Non-Trustee)

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The New York Theological Seminary Class of 2020

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