EDS Board of Trustees
Ms. Kay Kramer, CFP
The Rt. Reverend Matthew Heyd
Vice Chair and Secretary
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)
The Very Reverend Canon Gary R. Hall, Ph.D.
Ms. Esslie W. Hughes
Ms. Malaika K. Kamunanwire
The Rt. Reverend Kevin Nichols
Mr. Edward O. Nilsson
The Rt. Reverend John L. Rabb (Retired)
The Reverend J. Sierra Reyes
The Reverend Charles A. Wynder, Jr., J.D.
The Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D.
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.
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.
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.