Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors of Candler School of Theology is charged with advising the dean and senior staff on topics of strategic significance to Candler’s mission, particularly those related to the church, the communities Candler serves, and theological education. The Board is also charged with being ambassadors for the School. The Board of Advisors may be called on to review and offer reflection on strategic planning, curriculum, and topics raised by the dean and senior leadership, as well as matters brought by members of the Board.

Additionally, members may be called on to assist Candler School of Theology with student recruitment and fundraising. As ambassadors, the Board of Advisors assists Candler School of Theology by sharing information about the School with families, friends, colleagues and the public in hopes that these external constituencies will better understand Candler’s mission to educate faithful and creative leaders for the church’s ministries in the world. The members will meet twice annually and shall have no policy making or governing authority.

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson 95T, Chair of the Board of Advisors

The Rev. Dr. Bill Britt 83T, Senior Pastor, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

The Rev. Carol Cavin-Dillon 96T, Senior Pastor, West End United Methodist Church

The Rev. Dr. Davis Chappell 85T, Senior Pastor, Brentwood United Methodist Church

The Rev. Will Conner 12T, Chair, Candler Alumni Board; Senior Pastor of Decatur United Methodist Church

The Rev. Dr. Glenn Ethridge, Senior Pastor, Oak Grove United Methodist Church

The Rev. William Flippin, Jr. 03T, Sr. Pastor, Emmanuel Lutheran Church (ECLA)

Ms. Jill Irvin, Director, M&A Services of Deloitte Consulting LLP; Co-Chair, Committee of 100

Mr. Thomas Kemper, General Secretary / CEO, General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church

The Rev. Narcie Jeter 05T, Lead Pastor, Point Hope United Methodist Church

Mr. Allen Mast, First Vice President, SunTrust Endowment Specialty Practice

Mr. Bruce McEver, Chairman, Berkshire Capital

Dr. Jere Morehead, President of the University of Georgia

Mr. Craig Mullins 73C, Healthcare Consultant; Chair of the Board of Directors of the Aquinas Center of Theology

Ms. Karen Webster Parks 16T, Community Volunteer

Dr. Walker Ray 62C 65M 68MR, Retired Pediatrician; Co-Chair, Committee of 100; Past President of the Emory University Alumni Association

The Rev. Dr. Ken Samuel 81T, Senior Pastor, Victory Church

Bishop Teresa Snorton, Fifth Episcopal District of the CME Church