Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook

Professor of Practical Theology, Religious Education, & Christian Histories

heryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, is a priest of the Episcopal diocese of Los Angeles, is a religious educator, practical theologian, historian, writer and editor, equity facilitator, and program and retreat leader. Active as a teacher, scholar, and theological educator for almost 40 years, she is the author of 24 books, handbooks, training manuals, curricula, and numerous articles and reviews in academic journals and church publications. Kujawa-Holbrook the editor of the new series on Anglican Studies with Lexington/Fortress Academic and the series on Postcolonial Studies in Religion and Theology of Lexington Books.


Research interests

Religion and Education, Interreligious Education, Practical Theology, Anglican and Episcopal Studies


PhD, Boston College
EdD, Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary
MDiv, Episcopal Divinity School
MTS, Harvard Divinity School
MA, Sarah Lawrence College
BA, Marquette University


Professor of Anglican Studies and Religious Education, Bloy House, Episcopal School of Theology at Los Angeles (present)

Priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles (present)

Academic Dean and Suzanne Radley Hiatt Professor of Feminist Practical Theology and Church History

Program Director, Ministries with Young People, Episcopal Church Center

Youth Ministries Coordinator and Cathedral Clergy, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts


“Confronting White Supremacy in Interreligious Engagement: Insights from Critical Pedagogy,” in Georgetown Companion to Interreligious Studies, forthcoming, 2021.

“An Overview of the Strengths and Challenges of the Field of Anglican History,” Journal of Anglican Studies, 2021.

“Intersectionality and Interreligious Engagement: A Reflection,” in Deep Understanding for Divisive TimesJournal of Interreligious Studies Anniversary Volume, Lucinda Mosher, ed.  Interreligious Studies Press, November, 2020.

“New Paths as We Journey Toward the Future”: Reflections on Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue since Ut Unum Sint, in “Theological Roundtable: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Ecumenical Relations after Ut Unum Sint, Horizons, the Journal of the College Theology Society (2020):1-23.

“Passion, Authenticity and Commitment – A Reflection on Theological Education,” in Open and Relational Leadership, edited by Roland Hearn, Thomas Oord, Sheri Kling (SacraSage Press, 2020)

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)

Pilgrimage – The Sacred Art. Journey to the Center of the Heart (Skylight Paths, 2013)

Injustice and the Care of Souls: Pastoral Care with Marginalized Communities, with Karen B. Montagno (Augsburg Fortress, 2009) Second Edition, 2023.


Editor-in-Chief, Anglican and Episcopal History

Pastoral Theology Review Editor, Anglican Theological Review

Religious Education Association, Nominating Committee

Board Member, Journal of Inter-Religious Studies

Board Member, Stillpoint, California

Awards and Distinctions

Fellow, Royal Historical Society, FRHistS, 2020

Fellow, Widtsoe Foundation, Intra-Christian Dialogue Project, 2019

Lawrence D. Fish History Award, First Place (Gold), National Association of Episcopal

Historians & Archivists (NEHA), 2019.

Episcopal Teacher, Special Issue, profile in “Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,” Winter 2019

Christians Engaged in Faith Formation (CEF), “Twelve Significant Books Stretching Our Horizons” for God Beyond Borders, January 2019.

Presiding Bishop’s Delegation, United Nations’ Committee on the Status of Women (62), 2018

“A Best Spiritual Book, 2013,” Spirituality & Practice, for Pilgrimage – The Sacred Art

A great theological education dismantles everything you assumed to be “right” and helps you rebuild with true understanding. My CST experience was life-altering. I am changed and on fire to transform the world.
Abigail Clauhs '17