The Board of Trustees of the Berkeley Divinity School is widely representative of the diverse constituencies served by the seminary throughout the Episcopal Church. Its thirty-two members include business and professional leaders of national stature, alumni/ae serving the church in a variety of significant capacities, faculty, representatives of the university, students, and (ex officio) the Bishop of the Diocese of Connecticut. Trustees are drawn from across the country, in keeping with the national spectrum of the School’s student body.

The Board meets three times each year, typically twice in New Haven and once off campus. It conducts its work primarily through five standing committees: Audit & Compliance, Advancement, Finance, Governance, and Program & Life. The Board seeks in prospective members persons committed to promoting the seminary’s spiritual and intellectual life in service to the Episcopal Church, and who will work to support it as a unique resource for theological education and formation.

Acting on behalf of the School, the Board confers honorary degrees each year on persons whose personal and professional lives exhibit “outstanding accomplishments in the fields of public service, social justice, education and the arts, parish or diocesan leadership, or related areas affecting the Anglican Communion and Episcopal Church.” Recent recipients include Mary Kate Wold, (CEO and President of the Church Pension Group), Peter Hawkins (distinguished scholar and long-time YDS professor), Victoria Matthews (Bishop of Christchurch, New Zealand), Griselda Delgado del Carpio (Bishop of Cuba), and Martin Seely (Bishop of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich, and Chair of the Ministry Council, Church of England).

Berkeley’s Current Board of Trustees:

James Elrod ’17, Riverside, CT, Chair
Linda K. Lorimer ’77 JD, New Haven, CT, Vice-Chair, Secretary
Charles M. Royce, Greenwich, CT, Vice-Chair
The Rev. G. Hartwell Hylton ’15, Darien, CT, Chair, Finance
The Very Rev. Dr. Andrew B. McGowan, New Haven, CT, Dean and President
The Rev. Clayton Thomason, Chicago, IL, Assistant Secretary

Dr. Emily Bakemeier, New Haven, CT
Thomas Berardino, New Canaan, CT
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Ian Douglas, ’10 HON. Meridien, CT
Lee Febos ’23, New Haven, CT
Silvia Ortiz Gosnell, ’18, ’86 JD, ’83 BA, Cambridge, MA
L. Francis Huck, Darien, CT
The Rev. Gary Jones ’85, Richmond, VA
Dr. Donyelle McCray, New Haven, CT
The Rev. Dr. Hugh Page, Mishawaka, IN
The Rev. Dr. Carol Pinkham Oak ’85, Southold, NY
The Rev. Katherine Sharp McClean ‘13, Hammond, LA
Margaret Marshall, Boston, MA
Elizabeth Robbins ’22, New Haven, CT
The Rev. Yolanda Rolle ‘15, Washington, DC
The Rev. Richardson Schell ‘76, Kent, CT
The Rev. Dr. Bryan Spinks, New Haven, CT
Dr. Gregory Sterling, New Haven, CT
Dr. Heather Tookes, New Haven, CT
The Rev. Kino Vitet ‘11, Brooklyn, NY
Caroline Williamson, New York, NY
The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile ’98, Minneapolis, MN

Capital Campaign

Frances Rowland, Campaign Chair, Westport, CT

Honorary Trustees

Carl T. Anderson ‘15, Los Angeles, CA, Chair Emeritus