Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Professor of Practical Theology and Religious Education B.A., 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. – 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
Pilgrimage – The Sacred Art: Journey to the Center of the Heart. SkyLight Paths, 2013.
Interfaith Grant Recipient from The Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College
God Beyond Borders: Congregations Building Interfaith Community (Alban Institute, 2011)
Seeing God in Each Other (Morehouse Publishing, 2006)
A House of Prayer for All Peoples: Congregations Building Multiracial Community (Alban Institute, 2002)