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 & Society
United Lutheran Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Leah Fitchue
President Emeritus
Payne Theological 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

The Rev. Dr. Debra Flemister Mullen
Associate Professor Emerita of American Christianity and Black Church Studies
Columbia Theological Seminary

Emiola Oriola
Associate Director of Investing Now program, University of Pittsburgh
Masters of Arts in Theology and Ministry Student, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

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 Minister (South Branch)
Pittsburgh Presbytery

The Rev. Dr. Heather Vacek
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty and Associate Professor of Church History
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. John Welch ‘02
Vice President for Student Services and Community Engagement and Dean of Students
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

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

Jamye Wooten
Founder
Kenetics Live