Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of Practical Theology and Religious Education A.B., Marquette University; M.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; M.Div., Episcopal Divinity School; Ed.D., Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary (joint program); Ph.D., Boston College

Dean Kujawa-Holbrook is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, a professor of Anglican Studies at Bloy House, and an educator, historian of religions, and practical theologian. In addition to her thirty years of experience as a teacher, trainer, spiritual director, chaplain, and workshop, conference and retreat leader, Kujawa-Holbrook is the author of a dozen books and numerous articles, training manuals, curricula, and reviews. Among her recent books are: God Beyond Borders: Interreligious Learning Among Congregations (Wipf & Stock, 2014), the first book in the Horizons in Religious Education Series: Pilgrimage – The Sacred Art. Journey to the Center of the Heart (Skylight Paths, 2013), noted as one of the best spiritual books of the year; The Heart of A Pastor: A Biography of Edmond Lee Browning (Forward Movement, 2010); Born of Water, Born of Spirit (Alban Institute, 2010); and, Injustice and the Care of Souls: Pastoral Care in Marginalized Communities (Fortress Press, 2009).

Before her academic career, Kujawa-Holbrook worked world-wide for the Episcopal Church in education and ministries with young people. She is on the boards of the Journal of Inter-Religious Studies, the Kaleidoscope Institute (KI), and the book review editor of Anglican and Episcopal History.  

In 2010-2011 Kujawa-Holbrook was a fellow in the Christian Leadership Initiative sponsored by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.


A.B. – Marquette University
M.A. – Sarah Lawrence College
M.Div. – Episcopal Divinity School
M.T.S. – Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D. – Boston College
Ed.D. – Columbia University Teachers College and Union Theological Seminary

Recent Publications / Achievements

The Writings of Hildegard of Bingen, Annotated and Explained. Skylight Illuminations. Skylight Paths, 2016.
God Beyond Borders: Interreligious Learning among Congregations. Pickwick/Wipf & Stock, 2014, First in REA “ New Horizons in Religious Education” Series
Pilgrimage – The Sacred Art. Journey to the Center of the Heart. Skylight Paths, 2013.; A “Best Spiritual Book of 2013,” by Spirituality & Practice; Catholic Book Club Selection, April 2014.
The Heart of a Pastor: A Life of Edmond Lee Browning. Forward Movement, 2010.
Born of Water, Born of Spirit: Supporting the Ministry of the Baptized in Small Congregations, with Fredrica Harris Thompsett. The Alban Institute, 2010.
Injustice and the Care of Souls: Pastoral Care with Marginalized Communities, with Karen B. Montagno. Augsburg Fortress, April, 2009.
Seeing God in Each Other: Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 2006.
Deeper Joy: Laywomen and Vocation in the 20th Century Episcopal Church, with Fredrica Harris Thompsett. New York: Church Publishing, 2005.
‘By Grace Came the Incarnation’: A Social History of the Church of the Incarnation, Murray Hill, New York, 1852-2002. New York: Books Just Books Press, Advent, 2004.
A House of Prayer For All Peoples: Congregations Building Multiracial Community. Bethesda: Alban Institute, 2003.
“Freedom Is A Dream”: A Documentary History of Anglican and Episcopal Women in America. New York: Church Publishing, 2002.
Disorganized Religion: The Evangelization of Youth and Young Adults. Cowley Publications, 1998.
GodWorks: Youth and Young Adult Ministry Models…Evangelism at Work with Young People, with Thomas K. Chu and Anne Rowthorn. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 1997.