Staff and Board

EDS Board of Trustees

Canon Mark Miliotto

Canon Dr. Bonnie Anderson

Mr. J. Ralph Cole

The Reverend Canon Victor Conrado

The Reverend Canon Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas
Interim President (ex officio)
Dean Emeritus

The Very Reverend Canon Gary R. Hall, Ph.D.

Ms. Malaika K. Kamunanwire

The Rt. Reverend Kevin Nichols

Mr. Edward O. Nilsson

The Rt. Reverend John L. Rabb

The Reverend J. Sierra Reyes

The Reverend Charles A. Wynder, Jr., J.D.


  • The Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D.
    Interim President

    The Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D. is Interim President of the Episcopal Divinity School. From 2017 to 2023, she was Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology. She also serves as the Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral and Theologian in Residence at Trinity Church Wall Street. Rev. Douglas is the author of six books, including Resurrection Hope: A Future Where Black Lives Matter, which won the 2023 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Click here to read Rev. Douglas' full bio.

  • The Rev. Emilee Walker-Cornetta
    Director of Programming and Operations

    Emilee Walker-Cornetta is a priest in the Episcopal Church and EDS’ Director of Programming and Operations. Prior to joining the team at EDS, she was a board-certified chaplain at New-York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan and co-authored a handful of articles and chapters about improving healthcare-based spiritual care for marginalized communities. Emilee holds an STM from EDS at Union and an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. She’s an amateur ceramicist and lives in Atlanta with her family.

  • Miguel Escobar
    Director of Strategy & Operations

    Miguel Escobar is director of strategy and operations at Episcopal Divinity School. He is also a writer whose work explores Christianity's complicated and conflicted relationship with money, wealth, and poverty. His book is The Unjust Steward: Wealth, Poverty, and the Church Today. Miguel earned a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in 2007 and has served in a variety of roles in the Episcopal Church since.

  • Emmye Vernet
    Communications Specialist & Office Manager

    Emmye Vernet is the Communications Specialist & Office Manager at the Episcopal Divinity School. Before joining EDS, Emmye worked for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review where she managed a film club and assisted in publishing operations. Emmye holds a B.A. in Social and Environmental Justice from Clark University, where she self-designed a program of study that explored the intersections between contemplative practice and social activism.

  • Mikey Steiger
    Office Assistant

    Mikey Steiger is the Part-Time Office Assistant at the Episcopal Divinity School. Prior to joining the EDS team, Mikey worked in retail data and technology for Whole Foods Market and Acreage Holdings. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Webster University. Mikey sings tenor and serves on the board of directors for Ensemble Companio, a chamber choir seeking to build bridges between people through choral singing, while highlighting works by underrepresented composers and rarely performed choral gems of all genres.

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