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About

Board of Directors

Ken Price

The Rt. Rev. Kenneth Price, Jr. is the retired bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Southern Ohio and recently retired after serving three years as the bishop provisional of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  He is the Secretary of the House of Bishops, attended two Lambeth Conferences and in 2006 was the host bishop for General Convention which met in Columbus.  He is a native of West Virginia where he served parishes for 28 years before being elected a bishop in 1994.  He holds degrees from West Virginia University and the General Theological Seminary and has done post graduate work at the Virginia Theological Seminary.  Prior to the formation of the current federated Board, he served many years on both the Seabury Western and Bexley Hall Boards.  He is also a past board president of Forward Movement and serves on the boards of the Episcopal Retirement Homes and Episcopal Appalachian Ministries.

Charlotte Reed

The Rev. Charlotte Collins Reed is rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Springfield, Ohio. She has a Master of Arts degree in New Testament Studies from Vanderbilt University and is a 1997 graduate of Seabury-Western. She also studied at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, and has been on the Bexley Hall Board of Trustees since 2011. She is Chair of the Commission on Ministry in the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

Gwynne Wright

The Rev. Gwynne Wright, D.Min. served on the Seabury board from 2005 until the Bexley Seabury Federation was formed, and now serves on the Federation board.  Gwynne has served as interim rector in several parishes in the Dioceses of Chicago and is currently a chaplain at Northwest Community Hospital In Arlington Heights. Gwynne graduated from Seabury in 2004. Prior to her ordination, Gwynne had a career in IBM and Arthur Andersen, holding several senior management positions.

Stephen Bergmann

The Rev. J. Stephen Bergmann retired in 2006 and then has served on the staff at St. Peter’s Church, Ladue, and at St. Martin’s, both in suburban St. Louis. A graduate of Drury University and then Bexley Hall in 1968 in Gambier, he also later undertook studies at CTS in Indianapolis and the University of Indianapolis. He initially served as an assistant, next as a rector of four parishes, in campus ministry and teaching, three interim ministries and in numerous community ecumenical ministries and on various diocesan commissions and councils. His spouse, Nancy, is a CPA and has been active in parish life and diocesan auditing and budget consultation.

John Denson

The Rev. John Denson is Rector of St. Paul's, Indianapolis, having previously served as Rector of Christ Church, Exeter, New Hampshire, and on the staff at Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth, Illinois.  John is a graduate of Seabury Western (M.Div '92; D.Min '09), and recently developed a Seabury-sponsored workshop, "Hope for the Future: Renewing Congregations for the 21st Century," which he has presented for congregations and dioceses in Texas, Florida and Ohio as well as for the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes.

Christopher Epting

The Rt. Rev. C. Christopher Epting is Assisting Bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.  Chris is the retired bishop of the Diocese of Iowa who later served for nine years as the presiding bishop's deputy for ecumenical and interreligious relations. Her retired from that position in 2009. He served 16 years as a parish priest in the Diocese of Central Florida, is a graduate of Seabury Western (MDiv) and holds a Master of Sacred Theology from General Theological Seminary.

Michael Galvin

The Rev. Michael Galvin is Rector of Holy Family Episcopal Church in Fishers, Indiana.  He holds an M.Div from Christan Theological Seminary (2004) and graduate certification in advanced theological studies from Seabury Western (2005). Michael served at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, Zionsville, IN for four years before being called to Holy Family.  Prior to ordination, Michael had a career as a hospital executive and healthcare management consultant.

James Gladden

After his 1964 graduation cum laude from Harvard Law School, James Gladden joined the law firm of Mayer Brown in Chicago and assumed his current position of senior counsel and retired partner in 2005.  He earned an AB degree in 1961 from DePauw University and has served as chancellor at Seabury-Western since 2005.  He and his wife live in Evanston.

Wendy Lane

The Rev. Wendy DeFoe Lane, a retired priest in the Diocese of Chicago was Associate Rector of The Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest, Illinois from 2004-2010.  She is a 2000 graduate of Seabury-Western where she served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, a member of the joint committee, planning for the Federation with Bexley Hall and continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the Federation of Bexley Hall and Seabury Western Theological Seminary. In addition to her Masters of Divinity, the Rev. Lane earned a bachelor's degree from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois where she and her husband, Charles, live and have raised their family. They have two grown daughters and two grandsons.

Sallie Schisler

The Rev. Sallie Schisler was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. She received an A.B. degree in English Literature from Mary Baldwin College, a Certificate in Shakespearean Studies from St. Anne's College, Oxford; a Master's in Religious Studies from Mount Saint Joseph College; and a Certificate in Anglican Studies from Bexley Hall. She was ordained deacon n 2002 and priest in 2008. She retired as VP for Marketing and Development at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio before entering seminary.  She is married to Richard T. Schisler, a retired Municipal Judge and Deacon in the Diocese of Southern Ohio assigned to All Saints, Portsmouth and is the mother of two sons, Toby and Jamie. She is the grandmother of four