With the announced retirement of Lee Barker, the responsibility for finding the next President of the Meadville Lombard Theological School was laid squarely before its Board of Trustees. Given their firm commitment to the well-being and ongoing success of the school, they have created a President Search Team comprised of individuals who bring a deep awareness of the many elements of diversity, are conversant with current best practices for inclusive institutions and hiring processes, and have a demonstrated commitment to the future of Unitarian Universalism and to Meadville Lombard.


President Search Team

Viola Abbitt

Current Student

Diana Davies

Alumna, Trustee

Michael Hogue


Kay Montgomery

Board Chair

Anya Sammler-Michael

Alumna, Trustee

William Sinkford

Affiliated Faculty

Ted Yang