Behind the Scenes:

The LI Advisory Board

In all of its work, the Louisville Institute is guided by its fundamental mission to enrich the religious life of North American Christians and to encourage the revitalization of their institutions by bringing those who lead religious institutions together with those who study them, so that the work of each might inform and strengthen the other. These are the current Louisville Institute Advisory Board members who serve behind the scenes to shape the work of LI.

Dr. Neomi DeAnda
Dr. Neomi DeAnda
University of Dayton: Associate Professor of Religious Studies
“Midwifing good ideas from the imagination into the world requires partnership with the Holy Spirit, and it’s a gift to be part of that coaching, coaxing teamwork with the Louisville Institute.”
Rev. Dr. Katie Hays
Rev. Dr. Katie Hays
Galileo Church (Mansfield / Fort Worth, Texas): Lead Evangelist
“As a professor who cares about scholarship that is relevant in the ‘real world,’ I am grateful to be a part of the inspiring work that the Louisville Institute does to facilitate exciting and impactful projects in the church, the academy, and the society at large.”
Justin Reed
Dr. Justin M. Reed
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary: Assistant Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
“I value the Louisville Institute’s ability to engage and broaden ideas in structured and collaborative ways. As a board member, I’m blessed to share in the work of increasing confidence, solving challenges, and overcoming obstacles alongside people who have the motivation to succeed in pastoral leadership, congregational life, research, and academics.”
Telika McCoy
Rev. Dr. Telika McCoy
Mt. Peace Baptist Church (Raleigh, NC): Pastor
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to help the Louisville Institute support relevant research that bridges congregations, pastors, and scholars within and across their respective contexts.”
Dr. Tim Tseng
Dr. Timothy Tseng
New College Berkeley: Co-Executive Director
“My interests and passions lie at the bustling intersection of church, academy, and public life, and so it is a great privilege to have an opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the Louisville Institute’s vital mission.”
Heath Carter
Dr. Heath Carter
Princeton Theological Seminary: Associate Professor
Andrew Pomerville
Rev. Dr. Andrew Pomerville
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary: President