Atla Organizational Directory (2022–2023)

Officers of the Board of Directors

Jérémie LeBlanc, President

Armin Siedlecki, Vice President

Leslie Engelson, Secretary

Kris Veldheer, Treasurer

Board of Directors

Yasmine Abou-El-Kheir

Carisse Berryhill

Kerrie Burn

Susan Ebertz

Dan Flores

Michelle Spomer

Karl Stutzman

Matthew Thiesen

Board Committees

Finance Committee

  • Kris Veldheer, Paul Bechtold Library, Catholic Theological Union, Chair
  • Dan Flores, Blumberg Memorial Library, Texas Lutheran Seminary
  • Matthew Thiesen, Cline-Tunnell Library, Western Seminary

Governance Committee

  • Karl Stutzman, Anabaptist Mennonite Theological Seminary Library, Chair
  • Susan Ebertz, Reu Memorial Library, Wartburg Theological Seminary
  • Leslie Engelson, University Libraries, Murray State University

Tellers Committee

  • Ryan Shrauner, Bill and Joyce Holmes Library, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Chair
  • Maria Garcia, Donald E. O’Shaughnessy Library, Oblate School of Theology
  • Suzanne Smith, Mitchell Library, Multnomah University

Moral Ownership Committee

  • Michelle Spomer, Clifford E. Barbour Library, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Chair
  • Yasmine Abou-El-Kheir, Lapp Learning Commons, Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Kerrie Burn, Mannix Library, Catholic Theological College at the University of Divinity
  • Carisse Berryhill, Brown Library, Abilene Christian University

Nominating Committee

  • Michelle Spomer, Clifford E. Barbour Library, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Chair
  • Gerrit van Dyk, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
  • Mariel Deluca Voth, Pacific Theological Seminary

Appointed Officials and Representatives

Association Archivist

Representative to ALA Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access

Committees, Councils, and Task Forces of the Association

Conference Committee

  • Vance Thomas, Shumaker Library, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas, Chair
  • Jessica Boyer, Phillips Library, Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Michael Bradford, Wayne State University Library
  • Craig Kubic, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Library, 2023 Local Host Committee Representative
  • Jude Morrisey, Yale University Divinity School Library
  • Derek Rieckens, Paul Bechtold Library, Catholic Theological Union, Editor in Chief, Atla Summary of Proceedings
  • Oliver Schulz, Clifton L. Fowler Library, Colorado Christian University
  • Gillian Harrison Cain, Ex-officio
  • Denise McFarlin, Staff Liaison - Logistics
  • Jamie Lin, Staff Liaison - Content

Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • David Kriegh, Saint Mary’s College of California Library, Chair
  • Elli Cucksey, Hamma Library, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University
  • Kenneth Litwak, Gateway Seminary Library, Los Angeles Campus
  • Daniel Smith, Styberg Library, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Jennifer Ulrich, Eastern Mennonite University Library
  • Alexis Weiss, Staff Liaison

Professional Development Committee

  • Becky Givens, Oliver J. Buswell, Jr. Library, Covenant Theological Seminary, Chair
  • Kellie Barbato, B. Thomas Golisano Library, Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan University
  • Robert Burgess, Leland Speed Library, Mississippi College
  • Timothy Lincoln, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Andy Lofthus, Western Seminary Library
  • Megan Welsh, Norlin Library, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Jamie Lin, Staff Liaison

Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives Committee

  • Brad Ost, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, Chair
  • Melissa Chim, Excelsior University Library
  • Matt Davis, E. H. Little Library, Davidson College
  • Ann McShane, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
  • Greg Murray, Wright Library, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Erica Pye, Brown Library, Abilene Christian University
  • Christine Fruin, Staff Liaison
  • Christy Karpinski, Staff Liaison

Atla Open Press Advisory Council

  • Elkie Burnside, University of Massachusetts at Amhurst, At Large Member
  • Douglas Gragg, Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, At Large Member
  • Derek Rieckens, Paul Bechtold Library, Catholic Theological Union, Editor in Chief, Atla Summary of Proceedings
  • Myka Kennedy Stephens, Lancaster Theological Seminary Library, Editor in Chief, Books @Atla Open Press
  • Christa Strickler, Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame, Editor in Chief, Theology Cataloging Bulletin
  • Garrett Trott, Corban University, Editor in Chief, Theological Librarianship
  • Christine Fruin, Staff Liaison

Association Staff Leadership

  • Executive Director: John F. Kutsko
  • Director of Financial Services: Chad Handshy
  • Director of Information Systems: Jim Butler
  • Director of Membership and Engagement: Gillian Harrison Cain
  • Director of Production: Maria Stanton