School of Theology alumni council members represent dioceses or geographical areas. Click on the territory map in the "In This Section" above to see the regions they cover.


The mission of the council is to support the efforts of the alumni and advancement offices in the following ways:

  • Make a personal annual fund gift.
  • Follow up with alumni in their diocese and nearby areas to secure annual fund gifts.
  • Assist staff in identifying prospective non-alumni donors.
  • Brainstorm with staff on fundraising strategies.
  • Encourage support from alumni parishes through the One Percent Gift for Theological Education program.
  • Encourage alumni participation in the annual Alumni Lectures & Homecoming.

Robert Beazley

The Rev. Robert Beazley, T’16, is a second generation Floridian having grown up in Tallahassee, Florida. Raised at St. John’s Episcopal Church, he took a semester off from college to live outside of Province IV and experience the broader church. He worked for Episcopal Relief and Development in Galveston, Texas, leading volunteer group in the recovery effort of Hurricane Ike. This work affirmed his call to the priesthood. He met his wife, the Rev. Liz Embler-Beazley in seminary and they now live in New Orleans, Louisiana. After serving two years as the chaplain, religion teacher, and associate of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School, Robert is now the priest-in-charge of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Mandeville, Louisiana. This relatively young church, founded in 1986, is located in one of the fastest growing parishes [counties] of the state. Territory: Louisiana/Mississippi

CHRIS BRIDGES

The Rev. Christopher M. Bridges, T’18, is currently the priest at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Honolulu Hawaii. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from the University of the South, School of Theology. He has served as an assistant priest at Holy Nativity Church in Honolulu. He was a member of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Honolulu where he held the position of Junior Warden and served in various capacities as a lay person. Chris is a veteran with 25 years of service in the United States Army and his last duty assignment was at Fort Shafter Hawaii. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Territory: West

Jeremy Carlson

The Rev. Jeremy Lloyd Carlson, T'18, serves as assistant to the rector at St. Mary’s-on-the-Highlands Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama, where his primary responsibilities lie in the areas of education and family ministries. Carlson graduated from the School of Theology with an M.Div. in 2018. He holds degrees from the University of Alabama (B.A. 1995, J.D. 2004) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (M.A. Ed. 1997). Before seminary, Carlson worked as a lawyer and teacher. Territory: Alabama

ANN FRASER

The Rev. Ann Benton Fraser, T '07, is a Louisiana native. She serves as associate rector at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio, where she lives with her spouse and three children. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Diocese of West Texas, the Camp Capers Program Committee, and the newly formed diocesan Mental Health Commission. Either indecisive or decidedly adaptable, she likes Game of Thrones and Call the Midwife, using scissors and glue, making messes and cleaning up messes, quiet and chaos, things Protestant and Catholic. Territory: Texas

CLAIRE MAKINS

The Rev. Claire Templin Makins, C’01, T’17, is a native of San Antonio, Texas. Makins serves as associate rector at Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois, where she participates in the leadership of the New Member Formation Class, helps to coordinate Christian Education, and participates in pastoral care and the liturgical leadership of the church. She received her B.A. in 2001 and her M.Div. in 2017, both from the University of the South. Prior to attending seminary, Makins and her family lived in San Angelo where she was a high school liberal arts teacher and tutor. Territory: Upper Midwest

Nancee Martin

The Rev. Dr. Nancee Martin, T’00, is a semi-retired priest, spiritual director, and Licensed Professional Counselor whose youth was spent in Jacksonville, Florida. She came to the School of Theology from the Diocese of Colorado (T’00 and T’08). All four of her children are graduates of the college (Lark C’00, Lane C’03, Laurel C’07, and Lawrence C’10). She was a Trustee for the Associated Alum (06-08) and for the Diocese of Florida (09-14). She was the first female presbyter to serve on the Board of Regents (2013-2019). Her clerical experience includes being a Rector, Chaplain for Campus Ministry, Cathedral Canon, Associate as well as Interim Rector and Adjunct Facility for a local college during her twenty years in ordained ministry. She is a graduate of and strong supporter of EFM. Most recently she served on the Pastoral Response Team in the Diocese of Rio Grande (New Mexico/part of Texas). Her permanent residence is on Amelia Island and she is canonically resident in Diocese of Florida. Territory: Florida

Ryan Currie

The Rev. Ryan Daniel Currie, C’13, T’18, was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, and formed in Sewanee, Tennessee. He received his B.A. from the University of the South in 2013 and his master of divinity in 2018. Besides preaching good news, he loves singing, playing piano, and cooking. He is currently serving as assistant rector at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Territory: North Carolina/South Carolina

Malcolm McLaurin

The Rev. Malcolm McLaurin, T’21, is a transitional deacon from the Diocese of Olympia. He currently serves as a curate at The Church of the Holy Cross in Redmond, Washington, where he lives with his wife, Hannah, and two sons, Eli, 13, and Myles, 9. Previous to attending the School of Theology, he spent 20 years in children, youth, and young adult formation in The Episcopal Church. In addition to his M. Div., he holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas. Territory: Northwest

Sarah Milford

A Northwest Arkansas native, the Rev. Sara Michelle Milford, T’15, graduated from Bentonville High School to go on to earn her B.A. from Hendrix College. She and her husband, Casey, have four children, two of whom graduated from St. Andrew’s-Sewanee after Milford’s graduation from the School of Theology in 2015 (M.Div.). She now serves as vicar of All Saints’ Episcopal Church/Iglesia Episcopal de Todos Los Santos in Bentonville, Arkansas, and advocates for social justice issues in the community. Territory: Missouri/Arkansas/Kansas/Oklahoma

Cameron O'Riley

The Rev. Lori Cameron O’Riley, T’16, is a native of Georgia currently serving in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. She received her B.S. from Shorter College in 2000. She earned her M.Ed. at the State University of West Georgia, and her M.Div. from the School of Theology at the University of the South in 2016. O’Riley lives in Dublin, Ohio, where she serves as the assistant to the rector at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. O’Riley is the coordinator for children and youth ministries as well as overseeing Christian formation for all age groups with special attention to intergenerational opportunities. Over the past year, she has become immersed in efforts towards “Becoming Beloved Community.” Additionally, she engages in pastoral care and the liturgical leadership of the church as a member of the clergy. Territory: Michigan/Indiana/Ohio/Kentucky

Quinn Parman

The Rev. Fritz Quinn Parman IV, T’13, grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, and received his B.A. from the University of North Florida in 2007. After graduation, he began serving the church as the director of youth ministries at St. John's Cathedral in Jacksonville. While on staff at St. John's, Quinn discerned a call to the priesthood. He received an M.Div. from the School of Theology in 2013. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he serves as rector at St. Peter's Episcopal Church and School. Territory: Tennessee

Hannah Pommersheim

The Rev. Hannah Pommersheim, T'19, is a native of South Dakota. She received her B.A. from Davidson College in 2011. She earned her M.Div. at the School of Theology in 2019. Prior to seminary, Pommersheim and her husband, Kyle, lived and worked in Austin, Texas. After seminary, she served for a year as the research associate for the Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation at the University of the South. For two years, she served as curate at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. In June 2022 she accepted a call to serve as Associate Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien, Connecticut. Territory: New England

Ricardo Sheppard

The Rev. Ricardo Wayne Sheppard, T’16, was born in Trinidad and Tobago and immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1975 at the age of nine. Sheppard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps out of high school and served for nine years with distinction until he was honorably discharged in 1993. He served as the associate minister for youth and outreach at the Hebron Baptist Church in Brooklyn before joining The Episcopal Church. He earned his B.A. degree with a concentration in social science from the College of New Rochelle, a M.Div. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a diploma in Anglican studies from the School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee. Sheppard served as the priest-in-charge at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2016–2019, and is currently serving as the rector of The Episcopal Church of the Atonement in Washington, D.C. Territory: Virginia/West Virginia/Maryland/Washington, D.C.

Bonnie Underwood

The Rev. Bonnie Gordy Underwood, T’15, serves as the priest-in-charge at All Saints Episcopal Church in Warner Robins, Georgia. She loves serving in both her local community and within the Diocese, particularly in her role as the spiritual director of happening. Before attending seminary at the School of Theology, Underwood lived in many parts of the country, having worked as an executive with ADP as well as serving in the United States Marine Corps as both an enlisted Marine and an officer. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas. Territory: Georgia