Affiliation: <span>JAFF Board Members</span>

JAFF Board Members

Charles Mathewes
March 31, 2020

Charles Mathewes

JAFF Board Members

Charles Mathewes is the Carolyn M. Barbour Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He was the editor of The Journal of the American Academy of Religion and of the third edition of the Westminster Dictionary of...

Robert Roberts
March 31, 2020

Robert Roberts

JAFF Board Members

Robert Roberts is Distinguished Professor of Ethics at Baylor University. He has been awarded research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Pew Charitable Trusts, and is currently a Senior Fellow in the Center...

Mark Berner
March 31, 2020

Mark Berner

JAFF Board Members

A social entrepreneur and consultant to foundations and non-profits, Mark Berner is the CEO and co-chairman of Telos, a forum for Christian leaders of international stature from business, finance, science, religion, public policy, the...

Willie Jennings
March 31, 2020

Willie Jennings

JAFF Board Members

Willie Jennings is Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School. He teaches in the areas of systematic theology, black church and cultural studies, and is an ordained Baptist minister. He is the...

Michael Fishbane
March 31, 2020

Michael Fishbane

JAFF Board Members

Michael Fishbane is the Nathan Cummings Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago, where he has served as Chair of its Committee on Jewish Studies. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a fellow of the...

Daniel Chua
March 31, 2020

Daniel Chua

JAFF Board Members

Daniel Chua is Professor of Music and the Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong. He was a fellow and the Director of Studies at St. John’s College, Cambridge, and later Professor of Music Theory and Analysis...

Nicholas Wolterstorff
March 31, 2020

Nicholas Wolterstorff

JAFF Board Members

Nicholas Wolterstorff is the Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. Two of his most recent...

N. T. Wright
March 31, 2020

N. T. Wright

JAFF Board Members

N. T. Wright is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews. He was formerly the Bishop of Durham, having earlier held teaching positions in Oxford, Cambridge, and McGill Universities and church...

Jonathan Sacks
March 31, 2020

Jonathan Sacks

JAFF Board Members

Jonathan Sacks is the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at NYU, the Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University, and Professor of Law, Ethics, and the...

Jürgen Moltmann
March 31, 2020

Jürgen Moltmann

JAFF Board Members

Jürgen Moltmann is Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at the University of Tübingen. He is a former member of the Faith and Order Committee of the World Council of Churches and also the Robert W. Woodruff Distinguished Visiting...

Rev. Skip Masback
June 22, 2018

Skip Masback

JAFF Board Members, YMI Guest Speakers

Skip Masback is the Founding Director of the Yale Youth Ministry Institute and the former Associate Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. He came to Yale after serving for 19 years at The Congregational Church of New...

Dr. Rodger Nishioka
June 22, 2018

Rodger Nishioka

JAFF Board Members, YMI Guest Speakers

Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka became the director of Adult Educational Ministries at Village Presbyterian Church in March of 2016. He is also serving as senior associate. Born in Honolulu and raised in Seattle at the Japanese Presbyterian...

Robert Emmons
June 22, 2018

Robert Emmons

JAFF Board Members, YMI Guest Speakers

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis where he has taught since 1988. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of over 200...

Miroslav Volf
June 14, 2018

Miroslav Volf

JAFF Board Members, YMI Guest Speakers

Miroslav Volf is Founder and Director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology, at Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, CT. Miroslav Volf was educated in his native Croatia, the United...

Mark R. Gornik
June 14, 2018

Mark R. Gornik

JAFF Board Members, YMI Guest Speakers

Mark R. Gornik (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is the director of City Seminary of New York. He and his wife, Dr. Rita Aszalos, live in New York with their sons, Peter and Daniel. He is the author of, To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith...

Dr. Frederick Edie
June 13, 2018

Frederick Edie

JAFF Board Members, YMI Guest Speakers

Fred Edie grew up on the Isle of Hope just east of Savannah, Ga. He holds a B.A. degree from Furman University, an M.Div. from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. from Emory University. Edie is an ordained elder in the United Methodist...

Dr. David White
June 13, 2018

David White

JAFF Board Members, YMI Guest Speakers

David White is the C. Ellis and Nancy Gribble Nelson Professor of Christian Education and Professor in Methodist Studies at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. His recent publications include Dreamcare: A Theology of Youth,...

David Rahn
June 13, 2018

Dave Rahn

JAFF Board Members, YMI Guest Speakers

Dave Rahn is a youth ministry researcher, author, futurist and missional leadership strategist. After beginning his ministry with Fort Wayne Area YFC in 1972, he joined the faculty of Huntington University in 1985 and served there...

Dr. Andy Root
June 13, 2018

Andrew Root

JAFF Board Members, YMI Guest Speakers

Dr. Andrew Root is the Carrie Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, USA. He writes and researches in areas of theology and youth ministry. His most recent books are The Grace of Dogs...

Dr. Alemda Wright
June 13, 2018

Almeda M. Wright

JAFF Board Members, YMI Guest Speakers

Professor Almeda M. Wright’s research focuses on African American religion, adolescent spiritual development, and the intersections of religion and public life. Prior to her arrival at Yale, she served for four years as assistant...

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