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About

Ex-Officio

Tom Breidenthal

The Rt. Rev. Thomas Breidenthal is the Episcopal Bishop of Southern Ohio, and has served as a member of the Bexley Hall Board of Trustees.  He is a member of Cincinnati Children's Hospital, a member of the Episcopal House of Bishops Theology Committee; and a board member of the Forward Movement, Bexley Hall Seminary, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, and Kenyon College.  He received his bachelor's degree from Portland State University, a master's degree in English literature from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, and a master of divinity degree from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California.  He earned a doctorate in theology from Oxford University.  Prior to his election as bishop of Southern Ohio, he was Dean of the Chapel at Princeton University.

Roger Ferlo

The Rev. Roger A. Ferlo is the president of the Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Seminary Federation and professor of biblical interpretation and the practice of ministry. He took up his duties on July 1, 2012.  Previously, he was the associate dean and director of the Institute of Christian Formation and Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary, where he also served as professor of religion and culture.  He spent 19 years in parish ministry, serving in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and New York City.  He has 14 years of teaching experience at the university and seminary levels; 15 years of service on the board of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, including a term as president; and nine years of service on the board of trustees of his alma mater, Colgate University ('73, summa cum laude), where in 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate.

Ferlo holds a Ph.D. from Yale University ('79) and has authored and edited three books an numerous published essays, sermons and reflections.  He trained for the ministry at the General Theological Seminary in New York City.

Mark Hollingsworth

The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth is the Episcopal bishop of Ohio, and has served as a member of the Bexley Hall Board of Trustees.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976 from Trinity College, majoring in Religious Studies, and earned a Master of Divinity degree a the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 1981.  He was founder of Epiphany at Sea, a program taking inner-city middle school students to sea on traditional fishing schooners, and he was a conference leader for CREDO.  He currently serves on the DREDO Advisory Board and as trustee for the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, the Episcopal Preaching Foundation, the Ocean Classroom Foundation, Kenyon College, and Bexley Hall.

Jeffrey Lee

The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Lee leads 40,000 Episcopalians in 124 congregations across Northern Illinois. A charismatic preacher, liturgist and spiritual leader, he is committed to helping the congregations of the diocese grow the church, form the faithful, and change the world. Bishop Lee is the twelfth bishop of Chicago, a position he has held since 2008. He is the author of Opening the Prayer Book in the New Church's Teaching Series; a member of the faculty of CREDO Institute; and has served on the boards of the North American Association of the Diaconate, the Council of Associated Parishes, and Affirming Catholicism. Bishop Lee is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Nashotah House Seminary and served as a curate, canon to the ordinary and church developer in the Diocese of Northern Indiana and rector of churches in Wisconsin and Washington before being elected bishop. He was a deputy to the 2000 and 2006 General Conventions, and in 2008 became an associate of the Society of St. John the Evangelist.

Brian Prior

The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior is the 9th Bishop of Minnesota and has been a trustee since his consecration in February 2010. Before moving to Minnesota, Bishop Prior was the rector of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Spokane, Washington, a church and school that he was instrumental in founding. He served on the executive council and was the vice president of the House of Deputies. He is a graduate Whitworth College in Spokane and received his MDiv from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California, in 1987. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1989.