Metro-Urban Institute Advisory Council Members

Dr. William Ackah
Lecturer in Community and Voluntary Sector Studies
Birkbeck University of London

Leroy Barber
Founder and Executive Director
The Voices Project

Dr. Stephanie Boddie (Chairperson)
Assistant Professor of Church and Community Ministries
Baylor University

Fred Brown
President and CEO
Forbes Foundation

The Rev. Dr. Randy Bush
Senior Pastor
East Liberty Presbyterian Church

The Rev. Paula Cooper '10/'13
The Phillips Talbot Global Ministry Fellow
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church

The Rev. Dr. Katie Day
Charles A. Schieren Professor of Church and Society
United Lutheran Seminary

Lisa Franklin-Robinson '14
Doctor of Ministry Urban Change Student
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Hunter Farrell
Director of World Mission Initiative
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Ronnie Galvin
Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice
Center for Community Change

Dr. Kathy Humphrey
Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Secretary of the Board of Trustees
University of Pittsburgh

Hyepin Im
President/CEO and Founder
Faith and Community Empowerment

The Rev. Michael Mata
Director of Graduate Los Angeles Program in Transformational Urban Leadership
Azusa Pacific Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Johnnie Monroe
Pastor Emeritus
Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church

Emiola Oriola '18
Associate Director of Investing Now Program
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Joerg Rieger
Cal Turner Chancellor's Chair in Wesleyan Studies, Distinguished Professor of Theology
Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion

The Rev. Dr. R. Drew Smith
Professor of Urban Ministry and Metro-Urban Institute Faculty Advisor
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Cecile Springer
Founder and President
Springer Associates

The Rev. Ayana Teter
Associate Dean for Students and Formation
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. John Welch '02
Senior Pastor
Sixth Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church

The Rev. Dr. Richard Wingfield '02/'13
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church of Braddock

Jamye Wooten
Kenetics Live