OMSC Board of Trustees


Dr. Edith L. Blumhofer, PRESIDENT, is professor of history at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. She is the author of a number of books including Her Heart Can See, a biography of Fanny Crosby.

John Nwangwu, M.D., VICE PRESIDENT, is professor of epidemiology and infectious deseases at Southern Connecticut State University and Yale University. He is a consultant with the World Health Organization.

Dr. Joel Carpenter, SECRETARY, is professor of history and director of the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity at Calvin College. Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is coeditor of Christianity and Public Life in China: Religion, Society and the Rule of Law (2014).

Edward P. Seibert, TREASURER, a business executive from Guilford, Connecticut, is a consultant to the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut and is involved in not-for-profit affordable housing organizations.

Rev. Dr. Timothy Chiu is president of the New York Theological Education Center Chinese Online School of Theology. Timothy and his wife, May, both were born and raised in Hong Kong.

Rev. Dr. Joseph Delahunt, a Connecticut native, is pastor of First Baptist Church, New Haven, Connecticut. He is also the founding president of the Immanuel Institute for Christian Training based in Hyderabad, India, which provides training for Indian pastors.

Dr. Susan Billington Harper of Villanova, Pennsylvania, is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Previously she was senior officer at The Pew Charitable Trusts and executive director of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

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Paul Kretschmann is a husband, father and retired attorney, formerly a partner of several New York City law firms. He is a Deacon and a past trustee of First Congregational Church of Greenwich, CT, (UCC) and continues to be actively engaged in various church and community organizations.

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Steven Maasbach is the chair of the Board of the Beulah Land Development Corporation, a non-profit that aims to rebuild New Haven's most underserved communities. Steven received his Master of Divinity from Yale. He resides in Woodbridge, CT, with his wife and two children.

Dr. Lamin Sanneh is professor of missions and world Christianity at Yale Divinity School, professor of history and professor of international and area studies at Yale University. He is director of the Oxford Studies in World Christianity project. Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African is the story of his life.

Dr. Tite Tiénou holds the Tite Tiénou chair of mission and global theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. He was president and dean of Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de l'Alliance Chrétienne in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.