Lay Advisory Board

The Perkins Lay Advisory Board works with the Office of External Programs, 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.

Co-chairs — Cathy Hall and Kristen Tropeano

Co-vice chairs — Bruce Schrott and John Ray

Secretary — Diana Wright

At-large members of Perkins Lay Advisory Board

Claudia Bianchi Biedenhard
Sean Boerner
Kay Brockwell
John Esquivel
Cathy Hall
Dana Harkey
Margena Hinely
Ernest Horany
Courtney Kelly
Regina Norwood
John Ray
Bruce Schrott
Terry Teague
Kristen Tropeano
Diana Wright