Alumni/ae Council

The Alumni/ae Council works to enhance relations among alumni/ae and to connect alumni/ae with current Disciples Divinity House Scholars, and thereby to support the work of the Disciples Divinity House.

The Council is composed of fifteen members who are elected to three-year terms. Officers and a slate of member classes are elected every two years. The Council meets annually.

The Distinguished Alumnus/a Award recognizes outstanding service and achievement by a Disciples Divinity House alumnus or alumna. The recipients have been exemplars of varied forms of ministry and service; in some sense, they have each defined these forms. The Alumni/ae Council receives nominations, selects the recipient, and presents the award, typically every two years at the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Aaron Smith and Laura Jennison Reed were elected Co-Presidents in June 2022. They succeed President Allie Lundblad and Secretary Dennis Landon. The President of the Council is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.

The current* and newly elected members are:

Class of 2018-22
Dennis L. Landon
Allison B. Lundblad
Joy L. Omslaer

Class of 2019-23
Kenneth T. Brooker-Langston
McKinna R. Daugherty
Ayanna Johnson Watkins

Class of 2020-24
R. Danielle Cox
Aaron L. Smith
Michael K. Stone

Class of 2021-25
Amy Bertschausen
Charles R. Blaisdell
Laura Jennison Reed

Class of 2023-26
Brandon Cook
Timothy S. Lee
Aneesah Ettress

Class of 2024-27
Katherine Raley Alexander
Cheryl P. Jackson
Carol Jones Sherman

* Due to the pandemic, the terms of some classes were extended an additional year.