Committee

School of Theology and Ministry Committee

Charge and Membership for Academic Year 2021-22


The STM Committee was convened by Provost Shane Martin for the 2021-22 academic year with the following charges:
• To explore ways to carry forward the ecumenical inspiration underlying the School of Theology & Ministry, and also its interreligious engagement.
• To explore ways to honor the legacy of STM in a closing celebration in spring 2023, and to recommend a tangible way to memorialize the school’s history.

The committee began meeting in September and will meet monthly through May, concluding with a report offering recommendations to the provost in June 2022.

Read the Executive Minutes of the STM Committee monthly meetings.

STM Committee Membership

  • Teddi Callahan, MAPS 
    Currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate at STM
  • Rev. Allison Cannady-Smith, MDiv
    Received Master of Divinity from STM in 2021, and Current Member of the Advisory Council for the Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement
  • Rev. Dr. Richard (Dick) Cunningham, MRE, MDiv, DMin
    Professor Emeritus of Contextual Education at STM
  • Rt. Rev. Edward Donalson III, DMin
    Director of the STM Doctor of Ministry Program and STM alum
  • Jaisy A. Joseph, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies at Seattle University
  • Erica Lee Martin, PhD
    Executive Director of STM and STM alum
  • Fr. Colleen D Nsame, SJ, MDiv
    Received Master of Arts in Transforming Spirituality from STM in 2021
  • *Jodi O'Brien, PhD
    Special Assistant to the Provost, and Professor of Sociology
  • *Joe Orlando, EdD
    Special Assistant to the Provost, and past adjunct faculty member with STM
  • Marcia Riggers, MA
    Long-term STM Advocate, Advisory Team Member and Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Donna Teevan, PhD
    Chair and Associate Professor, Theology & Religious Studies at SU, and past professor
    of STM courses
  • Peter Tran, MATL
    Received Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership from STM in 2013
  • Rev. Dr. Michael Reid Trice, PhD
    Spehar-Halligan Professor and Director of the Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement, and Associate Professor at STM

*co-chairs