SSP BOARD


Rob MacSwain is the Associate Professor of Theology at the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. A priest canonically resident in the Diocese of East Carolina, he received his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Th. from the University of Edinburgh, Postgraduate Diploma in Anglican Studies from Virginia Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of Solved by Sacrifice: Austin Farrer, Fideism, and the Evidence of Faith and the editor or co-editor of seven other volumes. He is also Sewanee’s representative to the Board of Anglican Theological Review and Secretary of the Executive Committee.

H. Peter Kang currently serves as a clergy consultant for a University of Southern California research study of Religious Development in Later Life and a supply priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles. Prior to this, he was the Associate Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Saint Francisville, Louisiana and a staff chaplain at the Louisiana State Penitentiary (aka “Angola”). He has a Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology from the University of Virginia and an M.Div. from Bexley-Seabury Seminary. Peter and his wife, Samantha, live in Santa Barbara, where she is enrolled as a graduate student in Religious Studies at UCSB.

Rachel Kessler is priest-in-charge of Harcourt Parish and chaplain of Kenyon College. She is an alumna of Kenyon College, majoring in English and philosophy. After college, Rachel moved to Toronto, Ontario, where she earned her Master’s of Divinity from Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, in 2011. Rachel was ordained a deacon in 2011 and a priest in 2012 within the Anglican Church of Canada. She was appointed priest-in-charge of Harcourt Parish and chaplain at Kenyon College in the fall of 2015. Before attending seminary, Rachel earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the Centre for Medieval Studies in the University of Toronto, specializing in Old English and Anglo-Latin literature. In her free time, Rachel enjoys baking, books and movies, obscure board games and hanging out with her border collie/lab/beagle mix Bilbo.

Elise Feyerherm is the Associate Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brookline, MA and has served parishes in Ohio, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. From 2006 – 2013, she directed Anglican Formation and taught Church History, Spirituality, and Liturgy at Bexley Hall Seminary in Columbus, OH (now Bexley Seabury in Chicago). Her M.Div. is from Yale Divinity School, Ph. D. in Theological Studies is from Boston College, and she convenes the Advent Project Seminar of the North American Academy of Liturgy.

Kara N. Slade currently serves as Theologian in Residence and Associate at Trinity Parish, Princeton, and the Episcopal Church at Princeton, the campus ministry serving Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Westminster Choir College. She is also finishing her PhD in Christian theology and ethics in the Graduate Program in Religion at Duke, with research interests that include Karl Barth, Søren Kierkegaard, the ethics of science and technology, and medical ethics. A former specialist in the dynamics of nonlinear and complex systems, she earned the BSE, MS, and PhD in mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering (and served on the faculty there) before joining the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a research engineer. Her dissertation is focused on theological engagements with modern, scientific narratives of time. She has served on the pastoral staff of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School, as well as in suburban and rural parishes in North Carolina and Alabama.

Shawn Strout is a PhD candidate at The Catholic University of America in Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology. He is working on his dissertation, researching the topic of the history and theology of the offertory rite in Anglicanism. In Spring 2017, he began as a Teaching Fellow at CUA. He also works as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and adjunct faculty for The Stevenson School for Ministry. Rev. Strout is a 2012 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. He also holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development and a Bachelor of Arts in Bible. He was ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal Church in June 2012 and as a priest in January 2013. He currently serves as the Assistant Priest at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Washington, DC. In his spare time, Fr. Shawn loves to read, watch sci-fi movies and television shows, travel and take his two border collies on long walks in the woods.

Kevin Olds has served as the rector of St. Timothy’s on the Hill in Fairfield, CT since February of 2017. Kevin’s first career was in IT, mostly as a web developer. Upon hearing a call to ministry, Kevin pursued his MDiv at Drew Theological School (2008) and his STM at The General Seminary of the Episcopal Church (2010). In between those two degrees, Kevin completed a CPE residency program at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA. Following ordination, Kevin became the rector of St. John’s in Saugus, MA. Fr. Kevin is blessed with a wife and two sons. He is currently pursuing a ThD at Evangelical Seminary.

Joshua Daniel is priest-in-charge at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where he is serving in his first year of ordained ministry. Prior to graduating from Virginia Theological Seminary (2018) he was the Episcopal chaplain at the University of Arkansas where he also received his Ph.D. in Philosophy (2015). He has served parishes in Arkansas, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and co-edited Reasonable Radical with the Dean and President of VTS, Ian S. Markham.

Robert (Bob) Solon Jr. is currently serving as long-term supply clergy in the Diocese of Newark, and as Director of Finance for Christ church Bloomfield-Glen Ridge. He holds the STM degree from General Seminary, and his scholastic interests focus on liturgy and specifically the Daily Office. He has recently published in Sacramental Life on the lectionary of the Liturgy of the Hours, as well as in Covenant and other online publications. As well as serving as Treasurer of SSP, he is also pro-bono finance manager of All the Way Up Adult Education Center in Newark, NJ.

Daniel McClainis the Episcopal Chaplain at the College of William & Mary and Associate Rector at Bruton Parish in Williamsburg, Virginia. He holds a PhD in Historical & Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2017 in the Diocese of Maryland. His doctoral research focused on St. Bonaventure’s use of hexaemeral literature to structure dogmatic theology and theological instruction. Dan is currently writing Theology and Children’s Literature: a Brief Introduction, and with Matthew Tapie edited Reading Scripture as a Political Act (Fortress, 2014). From 2012-2017, Dan taught in the depart of Theology at Loyola University Maryland, where he also directed Loyola’s MTS program. He continues to teach at the General Theological Seminary and is the book review editor for Theology and Ethics for Anglican Theological Review.