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.

The Rev. Dr. Bill Barnes, Lead Pastor, St. Luke United Methodist Church

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

The Very Rev. Sam Candler, Dean, Cathedral of St. Philip

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

The Rev. Beth Downs, Director, Center for Clergy Excellence

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

The Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson, Chair, Candler Alumni Board

Ms. Jill Irvin, Co-Chair, Committee of 100

The Rev. Narcie Jeter, Director, University of Florida Gator Wesley Foundation

Mr. Bruce McEver, Chairman, Berkshire Capital

Dr. Walker Ray, Co-Chair, Committee of 100

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

Bishop Teresa Snorton, Fifth Episcopal District of the CME Church

Bishop Mike Watson, Resident Bishop, North Georgia Area