|Rev. Dr. John Hoffmeyer, President
Education: BA, Haverford College, 1980; CATS, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1991; PhD, Boston College (Philosophy), 1991. Theological studies at Institut Superieur Libre de Theologie et de Philosophie Religieuse, Paris, 1986, and Eberhard-Karls-Universitat, Tubingen (1982-84). Pastorate in California 1994-98.
The primary focus of Dr. John Hoffmeyer’s theological work is the Trinity. He is especially interested in ways that reflection on the Trinity can aid in making the life and witness of the church more realistic: that is, more in accordance with reality as defined by the gospel. He has published on the German thinkers G.W.F. Hegel and Friedrich Schleiermacher, and is currently working on a book on trinitarian theology and consumerism.
Dr. Hoffmeyer has worked, taught, and published in the area of theological education with youth. He regularly leads educational travel seminars to El Salvador.
|Jane Carol Redmont, 2012 Progam Planner
An Anglican with longstanding ecumenical and interreligious involvements, Jane Redmont was educated in the French public school system (Baccalauréat, philosophy and literature) and at Oberlin College (B.A., religion), Harvard Divinity School (M.Div.), and the Graduate Theological Union (Ph.D. cand., theology). She is the author of two books, Generous Lives: American Catholic Women Today (1992) and When in Doubt Sing: Prayer in Daily Life (1999, new ed. 2008) and more than 100 articles. During her years as a Roman Catholic lay person in full-time ministry, Redmont served as the first woman in two successive positions, Assistant Catholic Chaplain at SUNY-Stony Brook and Chaplain at St. Paul’s University Catholic Center, Madison, WI, in the late 1970s; she served as Social Justice Minister at Boston’s Paulist Center during the 1980s and subsequently worked as a consultant and executive staff for organizations addressing the causes and consequences of urban poverty. An Anglican for over a decade now, Redmont is in the ordination process toward priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, where she has served as Chair of the Bishop’s Committee for Racial Justice and Reconciliation and taught theology in the Deacon Formation Program; she is a member and preacher at St. Mary’s House, Greensboro.
Redmont is a spiritual director and retreat leader and has a lifelong interest in the relationship between the contemplative life and the work of justice in the world. Her academic research focuses on ecumenical feminist ecclesiologies in world Christianity. She is Co-Chair of the American Academy of Religion (AAR)’s World Christianity Group. During her time in Berkeley she taught at several of the member schools of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) including for a year as the Bogard Teaching Fellow at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP). After teaching undergraduates for seven years at Guilford College, she has chosen a more quiet life editing for the publications division of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and leading online courses and retreats in her new venture, Reading with Redmont; she continues to lecture and lead workshops and retreats for many communities including Women of the ELCA.
|Rev. Dr. Jason Fout, Treasurer
The Rev. Dr. Jason Fout is Secretary/Treasurer of the Society of Anglican and Lutheran Theologians.
He serves as Assistant Professor of Anglican Theology at Bexley Hall Theological Seminary, where his teaching portfolio ranges over theology, ethics, history and liturgics. In addition to teaching students preparing for ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church at Bexley Hall, he also leads classes in theology at Bexley’s partner, Trinity Lutheran Seminary. His Ph.D. in theology is from the University of Cambridge, where he studied with Professors David F. Ford and Daniel W. Hardy. Before beginning his doctoral work, he served as curate and associate rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in St. Joseph, Michigan, having been ordained in 2001. He received his M.Div. and M.T.S. from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (2001) and B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1992), where he studied philosophy and history.
Dr. Fout’s research interests include contemporary theology (particularly the thought of Rowan Williams, Karl Barth, Donald MacKinnon, Sarah Coakley, and Paul Ricoeur), the history of Anglican theology, political theology, moral theology, and constructive theology in the area of Christology, theological anthropology. In addition, he is quite interested in the conversations which might take place at the intersections of theology and other disciplines, particularly economics and urbanism.
|Robert Davis Hughes, III, President Emeritus
The Reverend Robert Davis Hughes, III is Norma and Olan Mills Professor of Divinity and Professor of Systematic Theology in the School of Theology of The University of the South, where he has taught since 1977. Author of numerous articles appearing in journals such as the Anglican Theological Review, the Sewanee Theological Review, and the St. Luke’s Journal of Theology, he also wrote “The Holy Spirit in Christian Spirituality” for The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality (2005), and Beloved Dust: Tides of the Spirit in Christian Life for which he received the Poullart Libermann Award.
Bob has been president of the board of GOAL Project (Global Outreach for Addiction Leadership and Learning), a mission society taking Twelve-Step Recovery where it is not and supporting it where it is new. Bob and his wife Barbara have been missionaries to Romania, Moldova, and Russia. He is also active in his community with the Chemical Dependency Association, the local Chorale, the Boy Scout Troop, the American Red Cross as a CPR and First Aid Instructor, and on the Board of Trustees at a local private school.
Bob’s degrees include an MA and PhD from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto; an MDiv, Episcopal from the Theological School; and a BA from Yale University.