Mark Lawrence holds a B.A. from California State, M.Div. from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry , and an honorary degree from Nashotah House and the University of the South, Sewanee.
He is the former Rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in McKeesport, PA and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bakersfield, CA. He became the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina in 2008.
The Rev. Dr. Canon Ashley Null
Research Fellow, Humboldt University of Berlin
Ashley Null holds an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
He is the author of Thomas Crammer's Doctrine of Repentance: Renewing the Power to Love (Oxford University Press, 2007) and Divine Allurement: Crammer's Comfortable Words (2014). He has been a three-time Olympic chaplain, most recently in the 2012 London Games.
Dr. Paul Marshall
Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Marshall is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Religion at Baylor University; Senior Fellow at the Leimena Institute, Jakarta; and Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic Univeristy, Jakarta, Indonesia.
He is the author of hundreds of articles translated in over 15 languages and more than 20 books including Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians (2013, with Lela Gilbert, Nina Shea), Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide (2011, with Nina Shea), and Their Blood Cries Out (1997).
With degrees from the University of Manchester and York University, he has held professorships at the University of Toronto and the Free University of Amsterdam.
The Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer H. Anis
Presiding Bishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East
In addition to his appointment as Bishop of Egypt, Dr. Anis is a physician and amateur photographer and painter. He has degrees in medicine from Cairo University and the London School of Topical Medicine.
He has also studied at the University of California, at Moore Theological College (Sydney) and at the Diocese of Canterbury.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali
Former Bishop of Rochester, England
Bishop Michael was the 160th Bishop of Rochester in the Church of England after having served as Bishop of Raiwind, Pakistan, where he was born. He is the former General Secretary of the Church Mission Society and is currently the President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue. He holds degrees from the University of Karachi, Cambridge, Oxford and elsewhere
From 1999, he was a member of the House of Lords and took an active part on issues of national and international importance. In his present work, he helps develop leadership in churches which have experienced persecution. He is the author of 11 books and numerous articles on mission, ecumenism, the Anglican Communion, Christians in public life, and relations with people of other faiths, especially Islam. For many years, he has taken a leading role in the Mere Anglicanism Conferences held in Charleston, SC.
The Rev. Robert Sturdy
Associate Pastor, St. Andrew's Church
Rob Sturdy grew up on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, SC and continued his studies at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. he was then Rector of Trinity Church in Myrtle Beach, SC before becoming Associate Pastor at St. Andrew's.
He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Evangelical Theological Facult in Leuven, Belgium. He is the Director of the Ridley Institute in Charleston, SC.
The Rt. Rev. Alden M. Hathaway
Former 6th Bishop of Pittsburgh & Bishop-in-Residence of St. Helena's Church
Bishop Hathaway graduated from Cornell University, became an officer in the US Navy, and then received an M.Div. form the Episcopal Theological School. After serving as chaplain to students at Ohio Northern University, he became one of the assisting clergy at Christ Church in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He went on to become Rector of St. Christopher's Church in the Diocese of Virginia, and then from 1981-1997 was the sixth Bishop of Pittsburgh.
He founded Solar Light for Africa, Ltd. and is widely recognized as a preacher and teacher specializing in missions.
Dr. Melody Buck Martini
Clinical Psychologist & Pastoral Care Minister, St. Michael's Church
Dr. Martini lives in Charleston, SC and is married to Gene Martini, a businessman who originally comes from Atlanta, GA.
Mr. William Hewitt
Philanthropist & Community Leader
Bill Hewitt is an active member of St. Michael's Church in Charleston, SC, where he has served in numerable positions in the Church, including Senior Warden. He is currently a member of the ALI Board of Trustees, and has served on the board of the Medical University of South Carolina and Water Missions International. He was Chair of the Spoleto Festival USA and Founding Chair of the Citadel School of Business Administration Advisory Board.
Bill has been Chairman of the Board of Polymer Grounp, Inc., a public global engineered materials company. He received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian award - bestowed by the Governor of the State. A graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy, he serves as President of the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association.
A community leader, an entrepreneur and a businessman, Bill holds a Masters Degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut and is the recipient of several honorary degrees.
Mr. Gary DiCamillo
National Business Leader
A graduate of Rensaleer Polytechnical Institute and Harvard Business School, Gary DiCamillo has been involved at the leadership level in numerous major American corporations.
He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at the Polaroid Corporation, and also President of Worldwide Power Tools at Black & Decker Corporation. He was Vice President of Culligan, U.S.A., Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble Co., and a manager at McKinsey & Company.
Currently, he is Managing Partner for a “turnaround management and advisory firm” helping underperforming and distressed companies become successful. The company is called Eaglepoint Advisors based in Boston and San Francisco.
He serves on the boards of numerous well-known corporations, Whirlpool, Pella, Universal Trailer, Berkshire Manufactured Products, and the Sheridan Group, Inc.
With his wife Susan he was a major figure in founding a church in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Together they have three grown sons. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina and Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Allen Ross
Professor of Old Testament & Hebrew at Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama
Dr. Ross is the author of Introducing Biblical Hebrew, Holiness to the Lord: A Guide to the Exposition of the Book of Leviticus, Creation and Blessing: A Guide to the Study and Exposition of Genesis, Recalling the Hope of Glory: Biblical Worship from the Garden to the New Creation, and A Commentary on the New Psalms.
Allen is an Anglican who has taught at Dallas Theological Seminary and was the founding director of the Christian Leadership Center in Tallahassee, Florida. Widely admired as a gifted teacher, he is often in demand as a visiting speaker.
His degrees are from Bob Jones University and Dallas Theological Seminary, as well as a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He is married to Dr. Jan Ross, who is completing an eight-volume set on the works of Thomas Traherne.
The Rev. Dr. Ray Pendelton
Professor of Pastoral Psychology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
The Rev. Dr. Pendelton is Professor of Pastoral Psychology (since 1975) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, near Boston, Massachusetts. He came to Gordon-Conwell in 1975 from Salem State College, where he had taught for 10 years.
In the past, he has worked as a clinical psychologist in mental health centers in the greater Boston area. Currently, he also serves as the Assistant Rector for Pastoral Care and Healing Ministry at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in Danvers, Massachusetts.
Much of Dr. Pendelton's time is spent teaching at Christian conferences and in local congregations on the subject of life and marriage.
He is the chair of the board of FOTOS (Fish On The Other Side), a ministry to those struggling with gender identity, and is a board member of Hagar's Sisters, a ministry to families experiencing domestic abuse.
Dr. Pendelton is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Massachusetts Psychological Association. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and is included in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
He recently received a Lilly Endowment Theological Research Grant for a project on Clergy Referral of Suicidal Persons.
Dr. Pendelton's scholarly interests include gerontology, family issues, family ministry and domestic abuse and violence. He is an avid golfer, loves to cook, and listen to great music.
Dr. Kenneth Boa
President of Reflections Ministries
Kenneth Boa is engaged in a ministry of relational evangelism and discipleship, teaching, writing, and speaking. He holds a B.S. from Case Institute of Technology, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from New York University, and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in England.
Dr. Boa is the President of Reflections Ministries, an organization that seeks to encourage, teach, and equip people to know Christ, follow Him, become progressively conformed to His image, and reproduce His life in others.
He is also President of Trinity House Publishers, a publishing company that is dedicated to the creation of tools that will help people draw closer to God and have a fuller understanding of the culture in which they live.
Dr. Boa's writings are too voluminous to mention. But he is the author of many books, writes for both scholarly and popular magazines, and also lectured widely. He is known as a gifted apologist for the Christian faith, and is loved especially by Atlanta businessmen who pack the house for his weekly Bible teaching to men.
Dr. Boa is a Teaching Elder in Christ Church (Anglican) in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Steven Skancke
Chief Investment Strategist, Keel Point, LLC, Virginia
Steve, as he prefers to be called, has been a banker, capital manager, professor, corporate board member, and entrepreneur.
A native of South Dakota, he lives in Washington, D.C., where he manages asset location and financial oversight for clients who entrust their money to Keel Point, LLC.
Steve Skancke spent 24 years with William Miller & Co., a private merchant banking firm, where he oversaw portfolios of up to $5 billion USD. He managed the financial assets of a major Middle Eastern country at that time.
He has also served as a Professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., teaching courses in international finance and trade.
Steve has authored two books on business: An Executive's Guide to Success, and Productivity: The American Advantage.
He was the inspiration for the founding of The Fellows Initiative that brings post-university students to churches as one-year interns to develop their ministry and leadership capabilities. He also chaired the American Near East Refugee Aid relief organization.
He and his wife are active at The Falls Church (Anglican) outside of Washington. They have two grown children.
Dr. Andrew Alwine
Assistant Professor of Greek, College of Charleston, SC
Andrew Alwine teaches courses in Greek history, philosophy and literature to undergraduate students, as well as offers courses in ancient Greek language.
He holds a Bachelor's degree from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in classical Philology from the University of Florida. At the University of Florida, he was honored into the Phi Beta Kappa.
His teaching career also involved two years of teaching at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. At the College of Charleston, he is a member of the Faculty Senate.
The author of many articles, and a frequent conference speaker, Dr. Alwine currently is a member of the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul in Charleston. There, he regularly teaches a Bible class to adults, drawing on his knowledge of biblical material as well as ancient Mediterranean history.
The Most Rev. Foley T. Beach
2nd Primate and Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America
Foley Beach graduated from Georgia State University and then from the School of Theology of the University of the South. For several years, he was Rector of the Church of the Holy Cross (Anglican) in Loganville, Georgia. He was elected unanimously by the bishops of the Anglican Church in North America to be their primate on the retirement of Archbishop Robert Duncan.
He is recognized as a fully participating member of the Anglican Primates of the Global South, having been seated with them with voice and vote in 2015.
In January 2016, he was invited by the Archbishop of Canterbury to attend the global Primates meeting held in Canterbury, England.
Archbishop Beach travels globally representing conservative Anglicans everywhere and encouraging church planting - one of the visions of the A.C.N.A.
His passion is to share the Word of God in such a way as to help others discover the living Jesus. He has been married for more than 30 years to his wife, Allison, and together they have two grown children. They live in the Metro-Atlanta area.
Archbishop Beach's A Word from the Lord broadcasts can be heard weekly on radio stations throghout the U.S.A. and on the Internet.u
Jeanne M. Lyles
Speaker and Teacher
Nurse, lawyer, mother, speaker Jeanne Lyles is a "Renaissance woman" who puts Christ first in her life and manages to juggle a host of responsibilities that benefit church and society.
After graduation cum laude from the University of South Carolina in nursing, and serving in several hospitals in Georgia and Florida, Jeanne felt a call into law and graduated from Georgetown University Law School (Washington, DC), where she was a Balfour Scholar. There, she focused on legal issues dealing with the medical profession and laws relating to HIV/AIDS. Following graduation she served on the staff of Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLC law firm, and later Hood Law Firm, both in Charleston.
Temporarily setting aside a budding career in the law, she focused on marriage and family. She and husband Bill Lyles have two teenaged sons.
Jeanne is widely known as a speaker and teacher. At St. Michael's Church she serves as a Cursillo Team Member, a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Lay Reader.
Dr. David Powlison
Executive Director, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF)
Dr. Powlison teaches pastoral counseling at CCEF and is a visiting professor at Westminster Theological Seminary and at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Among his books are Power Encounters (1995), Seeing with New Eyes (2003), Speaking Truth in Love (2005), Biblical Counseling: History & Context (2010), Good & Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining and Bitterness (Fall 2016). He has written numerous articles on counseling and on the relationship between Christian faith and the modern psychologies.
From 1992 to present he has served as editor of The Journal of Biblical Counseling, and he currently writes, edits and consults for CCEF's web-based publishing. In addition to teaching counseling in the United States, he has also taught in Korea, India, Brazil, Czech Republic, Canada, Switzerland, England and Sri Lanka.
Dr. Powlison grew up in Hawaii and has degrees from Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania and Westminster Seminary. He has a passion to restore Christ to cousneling, and counseling to the church. His wife, Nancy, is an artist and with her he has three grown children. The Powlisons reside outside Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Craig Gay
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Regent College at University of British Columbia, Vancouver
A joint citizen of Canada and the U.S.A., Dr. Gay has degrees from Stanford (B.S.), Boston University (Ph.D.), and Regent College, and has specialized in a biblical understanding of culture, and in particular, capitalism and the relationship of Protestantism to the economic culture of the Third World.
Recipient of several honors in the field of economics and religion, Dr. Gay has authored four books in his chosen field, including Cash Values: The Value of Money, the Nature of Worth, written dozens of articles, and lectured in Sweden and many parts of Canada and the U.S.A.
He is married to Julie Lane Gay. Together they have four children. He is the Editor of Crux magazine.
Dr. Christopher J.H. Wright
International Ministries Director, Langham Partnerships
A native of Northern Ireland, Chris Wright is the International Ministries Director of the Langham Partnerships that provides literature, scholarships, and preaching training for the Majority World (a.k.a. the Third World).
His academic work was done at Cambridge University, including his doctorate in Old Testament. After this, he was ordained in the Church of England where he served as a parish in Kent.
Leaving for India, he taught at Union Biblical Seminary as a mission partner with Crosslinks, returning to the U.K. where he became Principal of All Nations Christian College. He is the de facto successor to John Stott, who conceived of the Langham Partnerships as a way to carry on and implement his global vision. Dr. Wright has also been deeply involved in the Lausanne Movement, and authored The Cape Town Commitment that appears under "Resources" on our A.L.I. website.
He is the author of more than 15 books, including commentaries on Deuteronomy, Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Lamentations. He has a passion for making the Old Testament come alive to today's generation.
Dr. Wright is married to Liz with whom he has four grown children. They live in London and are active at All Souls Church, Langham Place.
Winston T. Smith
The Christian Counseling and Education Foundation
A native of North Carolina, Winston Smith has been an integral part of The Christian Counseling and Education Foundation since 1993. There, he specializes in issues related to marriage.
He graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in philosophy, earned his M.Div. at Westminster Seminary (where he is now an adjunct faculty member) and is completing doctoral work at Gordon Conwell Seminary and The General Seminary, N.Y.C.
Among his published works are Marriage Matters: Extraordinary Change Through Ordinary Moments and shorter books on troublesome issues like stepfamilies, divorce, masturbation, pornography, adultery, anger and burnout.
He is an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, history and theology. He and his wife Kim have three teenage children. They live in Philadelphia where he is an ordained Episcopal transitional deacon.
The Very Rev. Dr. Peter C. Moore
Director of the Anglican Leadership Institute
Peter Moore is the former Dean/President of the Trinity School for Ministry in Pennsylvania and Rector of "Little" Trinity Church in Toronto. He grew up in the New York City area and graduated with a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A. from Oxford University. He then received an M.Div. from the Episcopal Theological School in Massachusetts.
He founded the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, as well as The Fellows Initiative. He also served as the first Chairman of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund and is the the author of four books introducing readers to apologetics, doctrine and ecclesiology. He recently published his memoirs, From Dry Bones. He has served on the staff of St. Michael's Church in Charleston, where he remains "scholar-in-residence".