Lay Advisory Board

Lay Advisory Board

The Perkins Lay Advisory Board works with the office of Advanced Ministerial Studies, providing advice, counsel, and support for developing theological education programs to meet the needs of the laity for their ministry in church, community, vocation, and families, and to assist laity in their personal and spiritual growth. This includes assistance in the planning and execution of Perkins Theological School for the Laity. The Board also assists with development efforts for the Howard-Holbert Endowment Fund for lay theological education and selects the annual recipient of the Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award.

Members of the Perkins Lay Advisory Board are nominated during the annual Perkins Theological School for the Laity program in March at SMU and elected at the Board’s annual meeting in the spring.

Chairperson: David Johnson

Vice Chair: Justin Swinford

Secretary: Ron Harnden

Current members of Perkins Lay Advisory Board

Lonnie Brooks – Anchorage, AK

Don Hanmer – Dallas, TX

Ron Harnden – Wichita, KS

Florence Higgins – Raton, NM

David Johnson – Houston, TX

Mark Larson – Stafford, TX

Ted  Nicklaus – Amarillo, TX

Nora Ortiz Fredrick – Anchorage, AK

Justin Swinford – North Little Rock, AR

Billie Wilbur – Panola, TX

Helen Williams – Katy, TX

Laura Young – Huntsville, TX

Read About 2014 Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award Recipient