Rebecca Irwin-Diehl is passionate about learning—learning from books and other media, from listening to and interacting with people as individuals and in community, from immersing hands-on experience. She is also a practical theologian, so she wants learning to have real-world relevance and life-changing application. So, her commitment as Director of the ABHMS Center for Continuous Learning is to be a fellow learner, to practice action-reflection, and to make sure that all CCL offerings are useful for the strengthening of God's people, the renewing of minds, and the transforming of God's world.
Rev. Rebecca Irwin-DiehlDirector
Jeff is National Coordinator for Faith Initiation and Discipleship with ABHMS. His particular passion around continuous learning focuses on faith initiation and formation using his signature Got Style? Personality-based Evangelism model (also a book published by Judson Press).
Rev. Jeffrey A. Johnson, PhDTeaching Fellow
Chris is National Coordinator for Discipleship and Faith Formation with ABHMS. An avid reader and lifelong learner, she is passionate about leadership development and holistic discipleship that is focused on finding those places where God is already at work and spotlighting them as innovative models for faith formation in the current generation.
Rev. Christine Roush, DMinTeaching Fellow
Leda CarterProgram Coordinator
Jennifer L. Sanborn has extensive experience in higher education and religious leadership--and the places where they intersect. A strong communicator and gifted facilitator, she is trained as a life coach and thrives in intercultural contexts where individuals are empowered and community is advanced.
Jennifer L. SanbornTeaching Fellow
In addition to serving as Executive Director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and Chief Executive Officer of Judson Press, Dr. Haggray leads ABHMS’ work in Public Witness and Advocacy. An ordained American Baptist minister, Haggray earned his MDiv from Yale Divinity School and DMin from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Dr. Jeffrey HaggrayExecutive Director, ABHMS
Having served in many ministry areas in the local church and region, Rev. Van Brakle is well-suited to her role as Director of ministrElife—ABHMS’ social networking platform for religious professionals. She earned her MDiv from Central Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing her DMin from Central as well.
Rev. Erica Van BrakleConsultant, ministrElife
Raquel is a highly driven and self-directed learner who thrives on a challenge. She loves to pursue independent personal enrichment and professional development opportunities. Her particular passion around continuous learning focuses on ending violence (especially against children and domestic partners) and on promoting financial literacy to break cycles of generational poverty.