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Louisville Seminary Presidential Search Committee Announced

Jun 14, 2017

At the spring 2017 meeting of the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Board of Trustees, Michael Jinkins announced his retirement as Louisville Seminary’s president effective September 2, 2018.
On June 14, 2017, trustee chair Lant Davis announced the names of those who will conduct the search for Louisville Seminary’s new president. The Presidential Search Committee (listed below) is comprised of representatives from the seminary’s Board of Trustees, President’s Roundtable, faculty, administration, alum association, and student body.
“This balanced group of extremely talented persons love Louisville Seminary and will work hard to find the right person to lead the institution in future years,” said Davis. “Each member of the committee brings a unique set of skills, background, and experience. Together, I think we are a good representation of the LPTS family. We will be dependent upon the Holy Spirit and on the help of all supporters of the seminary as we pursue our task.”

Updates and news about the search for Louisville Seminary’s new president will be available on the seminary’s website throughout the search process.

Louisville Seminary President Search Committee

Lant-Davis-for-webLant B. Davis (search committee chair)
Lant Davis is a Louisville Seminary alum (MDiv ’01) who serves as chair of the seminary’s Board of Trustees. Lant is a member of the board’s Executive Committee (chair) and the Presidential Performance Review Committee (chair). He is also an ex officio member of the Academic Affairs, Finance, Institutional Advancement, Student Life, Governance, and Audit committees. Lant currently serves as pastor of Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Mary-Gene-Boteler-for-webMary Gene Boteler
Mary Gene Boteler is a Louisville Seminary alum (MDiv ‘78) who is a member of Louisville Seminary’s Board of Trustees and serves on the board’s Institutional Advancement Committee. She is an honorably retired pastor having served churches in Kansas, Alabama, Ohio, and Missouri. Mary Gene has also served two terms as moderator of the Muskingum Valley Presbytery. Additional service in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has included membership on the Bicentennial Committee for the denomination and service as a commissioner to the 216th General Assembly, where she was moderator of the Committee on Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. She was elected by the General Assembly of the denomination to serve on the General Assembly Council Review Committee.

Elizabeth-Clay-for-webElizabeth F. Clay
Elizabeth Clay is a Louisville Seminary alum (MDiv ‘87) who is a member of Louisville Seminary’s Board of Trustees and serves on the board’s Institutional Advancement Committee. Elizabeth is an ordained elder of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and an active member of the adult education program at Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Amos-Disasa-for-webAmos J. Disasa
Amos Disasa is a member of Louisville Seminary’s Board of Trustees and serves on the board’s Academic Affairs Committee. He is the co-pastor of Downtown Church in Columbia, South Carolina; cofounder of Foot Care Ministry; cofounder of Light the Way; cofounder of Main Street Crit; a founding board member of Transitions; and a board member of Nickelodeon, South Carolina’s nonprofit cinema.

Warner-Durnell-for-webWarner R. Durnell
Warner Durnell is a member of Louisville Seminary’s Board of Trustees and serves on the board’s Student Life Committee (chair), Executive Committee, and Presidential Performance Review Committee. He is the executive presbyter for the Middle Tennessee Presbytery and a teaching elder for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Warner has served as a local church pastor, college chaplain, and mid-council executive at the presbytery and synod levels.

Dan-Ellinor-for-webDan H. Ellinor
Dan Ellinor is a member of Louisville Seminary’s Board of Trustees and serves on the board’s Finance Committee (chair), Executive Committee, Governance Committee, Presidential Performance Review Committee, and the Audit Committee. He is a private investor who lives in Austin, Texas.

Kathy-Minx-for-webKathryn (Kathy) A. Minx
Kathy Minx is a member of Louisville Seminary’s Board of Trustees and serves on the board’s Finance Committee, Executive Committee (member at large), Governance Committee, Presidential Performance Review Committee, and Audit Committee. Kathy is the COO of Humana Behavioral Health and attends White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, Texas.

Carol-Cook-for-webCarol J. Cook
Carol Cook is Louisville Seminary’s Harrison Ray Anderson Professor of Pastoral Theology. She joined the Louisville Seminary faculty in 2000, having been an adjunct instructor at New Brunswick Theological Seminary and served as a teaching fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary as a doctoral student. Carol is a marriage and family therapist, a licensed clinical social worker, and a certified pastoral counselor. She is a member of the Reformed Church in America. Carol serves as a contributing editor for Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought; is a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors; an Approved Supervisor and Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; and a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Pastoral Theology.

Tyler-Mayfield-for-webTyler Mayfield
Tyler Mayfield is Louisville Seminary’s A.B. Rhodes Associate Professor of Old Testament and faculty director of the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. He previously taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, Claremont School of Theology in southern California, and the University of California, Riverside. At Louisville Seminary, he teaches introductory courses in Old Testament, Hebrew and exegesis as well as electives in violence in the Old Testament, Isaiah and ethical readings of Scripture. Tyler writes regularly for the website WorkingPreacher.org and is the author of Literary Structure and Setting in Ezekiel, published in 2010.

Pat-Cecil-for-webPatrick (Pat) Cecil
Pat Cecil is Louisville Seminary’s vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Pat joined Louisville Seminary’s administration in 1998. Pat serves on the Louisville Grawemeyer Awards Executive Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Inc. In 2010, Pat was a finalist for the Louisville Business First CFO of the Year Award. His professional specialties include risk management and analysis, process improvement, quality assessment, financial statement preparation, budget analysis and control, management information reporting, financial reporting and analysis, merger and acquisition evaluation, and regulatory compliance. Pat is a University of Louisville graduate, a CPA, and a former senior vice president for PNC Bank.

Amariah-McIntosh-for-webAmariah McIntosh
Amariah McIntosh (MDiv ‘01, DMin ‘14) is past president of Louisville Seminary’s Alum Board of Directors. She is pastor of Cleaves Memorial CME Church in Evansville, Indiana. She has also served churches in Kentucky and Ohio. Amariah is a community and social services professional whose interests focus on nonprofit organizations, discipleship, pastoral counseling, volunteer management, and public speaking.

Karen-Schlack-for-webKaren Schlack
Karen Schlack is a Louisville Seminary alum (MDiv ‘03) who serves as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Elgin, Illinois. She is a member of Louisville Seminary’s President’s Roundtable and is also a licensed clinical social worker, therapist and healthcare manager with more than 30 years of experience.

Roger-Veliquette-for-webRoger Veliquette
Roger Veliquette is a second-year Master of Divinity student from Elk Rapids, Michigan. Since 2008, Roger and his family have been members of First Presbyterian Church of Elk Rapids. There, Roger served as co-chair of the Stewardship Ministry Team, co-facilitated a men’s bible study, facilitated a family bible study, sang in the praise band at contemporary worship services, and read scripture at both traditional and contemporary services. Prior to coming to Louisville Seminary, Roger was a plant manager for a cherry processing company in Milton Township, Michigan, where he oversaw all functions of the operation including hiring, safety, compensation, process improvements, IT, and quality. Roger has also enjoyed a successful career as a teacher and a football coach, having taught and coached in Denmark, Kansas and Michigan. Roger earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his master’s degree from Fort Hayes State University.
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