Trustees

The trustees of Andover Newton are guardians of Andover Newton’s mission.  They oversee, in close partnership with the Dean of Yale Divinity School, the financial, educational, and programmatic life of the school.

The trustees are a diverse group that reflects the wide variety of communities Andover Newton serves and seeks to serve.

Our Trustees

(Listed in Alphabetical Order)

The Reverend Dr. Willard W. C. Ashley, Sr., ‘84, ‘92, Vice Chair
Vice President for Community Relations, Director of the Center for Clergy Care, and Associate Professor of Practical Theology, New Brunswick Theological Seminary; Senior Pastor, Abundant Joy Community Church
 
Mr. David J. Blair, Treasurer
Advisory Partner, PNC Mezzanine Capital
 
Ms. Kathi H. Blair
Retired, teacher and tutor 
 
The Reverend Mr. Jeffrey L. Brown, ‘87
President and Managing Partner, Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace (RECAP); Associate Pastor, Twelfth Baptist Church
 
Ms. Linda S. Campanella, Chair
Owner/Principal, SOS Consulting Group, LLC
 
Mr. John Canning
Corporate counsel, retired
 
The Reverend Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree ‘72
Retired UCC clergy (23 years as a Conference Minister)
 
Professor James D. Dana, Jr.
Professor, Northeastern University
 
The Reverend Ms. Kaji Spellman Douša
Senior Minister, Park Avenue Christian Church
 
Mr. Robert Giles
Retired, Chief Operating Officer
 
The Reverend Dr. Gregory G. Groover, Sr.
Pastor, The Historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church
 
The Reverend Dr. Jeffrey Haggray
Executive Director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and Chief Executive Officer of Judson Press
 
Dr. William S. Holt
Retired Physician-Ophthalmic Surgeon, Eyecare Medical Group
 
The Reverend Dr. Charles L. Howard
University Chaplain, University of Pennsylvania
 
The Reverend Mr. Richard Huleatt
Retired UCC Minister
 
State Representative Hannah E. Kane, Secretary
State Representative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 
Dr. Manuel A. Navia
President, Hub-Bio Advising
 
The Reverend Mr. Brent Newberry
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Worcester, MA
 
Ms. Diane Parrish
Retired Attorney
 
Mr. David E. Smith
Managing Director, Newagen Group, LLC
 
The Reverend Ms. Linda E. Harper Smith, ‘04
Retired teached and UCC minister
 
The Reverend Ms. Judith L. Swahnberg, ‘06
Associate Minister, Wellesley Hills Congregational Church
 
The Reverend Dr. Bernard Wilson
Senior Minister, Norfield Congregational UCC, Weston CT
 
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Ms. Kathleen J. Hamilton, Assistant Secretary
Senior Executive Assistant, Andover Newton Seminary
 
The Reverend Mr. Martin B. Copenhaver, Ex-officio
President, Andover Newton Theological School