Lori Brandt Hale – President
Dr. Lori Brandt Hale is Professor of Religion in Department of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN. She is the President of the International Bonhoeffer Society – English Language Section and a Westar Institute Scholar. Brandt Hale is co-editor of and contributor to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Theology, and Political Resistance (June 2020), the second volume in a new series on faith and political theology by Lexington Books. Her chapter in this book, a constructive read of Bonhoeffer’s work, is titled, “The Interfaith Imperative: How Bonhoeffer Compels Interfaith Action.” She is also the co-author of Bonhoeffer for Armchair Theologians (Westminster John Knox, 2009) and has written numerous articles and book chapters on Bonhoeffer’s political resistance, understanding of vocation, and relevance in contemporary times – including the now perennial question, “Is this a Bonhoeffer moment?”
H. Gaylon Barker – Treasurer
Dr. H. Gaylon Barker, who previously served as president of the International Bonhoeffer Society—English Language Section, is Adj. Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Molloy University, Rockville Centre, NY. Barker is the co-editor of Theological Education at Finkenwalde, 1935-37, volume 14 of DBWE and author of The Cross of Reality: Luther’s theologia crucis and Bonhoeffer’s Christology (Fortress Press, 2015). He has also contributed to and/or edited a number of publications for congregational life and on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology. He is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
John Matthews – Secretary
Rev. John Matthews, a past president of the International Bonhoeffer Society-English Language Section, is an ELCA pastor and adjunct instructor of religion at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. John’s areas of interest and specialty relate the life and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer with the general topic, the Holocaust and the Churches. John was one of the authors of the 1994 “Declaration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to the Jewish Community,” which now is part of the permanent exhibit on anti-Semitism at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. He has authored two books on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Anxious Souls Will Ask (Eerdmanns, 2005) and Bonhoeffer: a Brief Overview of the Life and Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Lutheran Univ. Press, 2011).
Michael DeJonge – Vice President
Dr. Michael DeJonge is Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida. He is the author of Bonhoeffer’s Theological Formation, Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Luther, and Bonhoeffer on Resistance. DeJonge is the co-editor of The Bonhoeffer Reader and Luther, Bonhoeffer, and Public Ethics.
Dr. Jennifer M. McBride is author of The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness (Oxford University Press, 2011), a constructive theology rooted in Bonhoeffer’s thought, Radical Discipleship: A Liturgical Politics of the Gospel (Fortress Press, 2017), and You Shall Not Condemn (Cascade, 2021). She is co-editor of Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies and Import for Christian Social Thought (Fortress Press, 2010) and co-editor (with Philip Ziegler and Michael Mawson) of the T&T Clark book series, New Studies in Bonhoeffer’s Theology and Ethics.
Matthew K. Jones
Matthew K. Jones is a PhD candidate in Systematic Theology at The University of Aberdeen. His dissertation explores Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Fiction from Tegel Prison. Prior to Aberdeen, he completed his MA in Theological Studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. His master’s thesis reads Bonhoeffer’s play alongside post-colonial literary theory and asks how formation disturbs encounter. He currently serves on the board for the International Bonhoeffer Society – English Language Section and serves as the curator for the society’s webpage. In addition to his academic work, Matthew directs a nonprofit after-school program for youth on the Westside of Chicago and works full time as a data scientist for the IBM corporation.
Dr. Michael Mawson teaches theology and Christian ethics at the United Theological College in Sydney Australia, which is part of Charles Sturt University. He comes from Aotearoa, New Zealand and previously taught at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is the author of Christ Existing as Community: Bonhoeffer’s Ecclesiology (OUP, 2018) and was a co-editor (with Philip Ziegler) of The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (OUP, 2019). He has wider interests in theology and aging, postcolonial theology, and Christian ethics.
David Krause spent his career in philanthropic development, most recently serving as the President & CEO of Parkland Hospital Foundation in Dallas, before his retirement in 2019. A native of Dallas and graduate of Hillcrest High School, David received his B.A. degree from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, in 1970 with a major in German and a minor in Greek. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, Illinois (1974) and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Christ Seminary, St. Louis (1983). He was in the first graduating class of Seminex in 1974. He served as Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Tifton, GA from 1974 until returning to the St. Louis seminary to work in its development office in 1979, during which time he completed his doctorate, with his thesis entitled, “Toward Sacramental Giving.” David is a certified financial planner (CFP) and holds the highest certification in health care philanthropy, the Fellows designation (FAHP), from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. In addition to the IBS-ELS Board, he currently serves on the Boards of the Lutheran Music Program, headquartered in Minneapolis and AT LAST, a boarding experience for elementary students in Dallas. He and his wife, Cynthia, are active members of the Church of the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Dallas. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Dr. Robert Vosloo is professor in Systematic theology at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His more recent publications include Reading Bonhoeffer in South Africa After the Transition to Democracy: Selected Essays, co-authored with Nico Koopman (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag, 2020) and Reforming Memory: Essays on South African Church and Theological History (Stellenbosch: Sun Media, 2017). His academic research focuses on topics such as Reformed theology, historical memory, 20th century South African church and theological history, philosophical and theological discourses on hospitality and recognition, and the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Dr. Reggie Williams is Professor of Christian ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance, which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Title in theology, in 2014. The book examines the impact of exposure to theology in the Harlem Renaissance on the German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was killed by the Nazis in 1945 for his resistance to Hitler’s government. Dr. Williams’ current work continues to focus on the Harlem Renaissance by analysis of it as a project of black aesthetics to re-calibrate common interpretations of God and ethical life together. Dr. Williams and his wife Stacy are the parents of a son, Darion, and a daughter, Simone.
Christian Collins Winn
Dr. Christian T. Collins Winn (PhD, Drew University) is Adjunct Professor of Religion at Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN and Teaching Minister and Theologian in Residence at a Congregational Church in the Twin Cities. He is the author or editor of ten books, including Karl Barth and Comparative Theology, and the forthcoming The Gospel of God’s Reign: Jesus, the Kingdom, and Theological Politics.
Dr. Philip G. Ziegler is Professor of Christian Dogmatics at the University of Aberdeen. His research interests include issues in modern Christian theology and the contemporary theological legacies of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer in particular. In addition to essay and articles, he is the author of Doing Theology When God is Forgotten: The Theological Achievement of Wolf Krötke (2006) and Militant Grace: The Apocalyptic Turn and the Future of Theology (2018) and the editor of Eternal God, Eternal Life: Theological Investigations into the Concept of Immortality (2016). He is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (2019), Christ, Church and World: New Studies in Bonhoeffer’s Theology and Ethics (2016), and The Providence of God (2009).
Emeriti Board Members
H. Gaylon Barker (Back on Board)
John De Gruchy
J. Patrick Kelley
Dr. Barry Harvey is Professor of Theology in the Honors College at Baylor University, USA. He has two degrees in music, the Master of Divinity degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Duke University. He is author of five books (Politics of the Theological, Another City, Can These Bones Live?, Taking Hold of the Real, and Baptists and the Catholic Tradition), a co-author of a sixth, (StormFront), and is currently working on two more volumes, tentatively entitled Insanity, Theocracy, and the Public Realm: Church, Imagination, and Politics,and Musica Dei: Performing the Lord’s Song in a Discordant World. He has published numerous articles in collections and scholarly journals such as Modern Theology, The Scottish Journal of Theology, The Bonhoeffer Legacy: An International Journal, Pro Ecclesia, Theologica Wratislaviensia, and Theology Today. He is an emeritus member of the Board of the International Bonhoeffer Society, English Language Section, and a founding member the Ekklesia Project.
John Mathews (Back on Board)
J. Deotis Roberts
Past Board Members (Recent)