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: Justin Swinford
Vice Chair: David Gerig
Secretary: Evelyn Glass
Current members of Perkins Lay Advisory Board
David K. Johnson
Nora Ortiz Fredrick
Read About 2015 Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award Recipient