Our Leadership Team


Dr. Claire Wolfteich, Project Director

Dr. Wolfteich’s teaching and research interests include Christian spirituality; theologies of vocation, work, and family; lay spirituality; religion and public life; American Catholicism; and spiritual autobiographies. She co-directs the Center for Practical Theology.


Dr. Theodore Hickman-Maynard, Associate Project Director

Dr. Teddy Hickman-Maynard joined the faculty at Boston University School of Theology in 2015 as Visiting Assistant Professor of Evangelism and Church Renewal. In 2017, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Black Church Studies, and in 2018, was appointed Associate Dean for Students and Community Life. Dr. Hickman-Maynard’s research addresses the public witness of the church in contemporary American society with particular emphasis on the future of the Black Church tradition. 


Dr. Wanda StaHL, Associate Project Director

The Rev. Dr. Wanda Stahl is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church. Prior to accepting her position at BU, Wanda served as Director of Christian Formation for the New England Annual Conference of the UMC for 12 years. Wanda received her M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology and her Ph.D. in Theology and Education from Boston College. 


Kathryn House,  Project Coordinator

Kathryn is a doctoral candidate in Practical Theology. Her research interests include constructive and feminist theologies, soteriologies, intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in evangelical Christian traditions and ecclesiologies. She is ordained in the American Baptist Churches, USA and Alliance of Baptists, and is a member of The First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, MA. 


Dr. Jonathan Calvillo

Dr. Calvillo teaches courses at the intersection of sociological methods and lived religion. He is part of the Latino Protestant Congregations project, a Lilly funded national study on Latino churches.


Dr. Courtney Goto  

Courtney T. Goto is Associate Professor of Religious Education at the Boston University School of Theology and a co-Director for the Center for Practical Theology. She is the author of The Grace of Playing: Pedagogies for Leaning into God’s New Creation(Pickwick, 2016).


Dr. David Schnasa Jacobsen 

David Schnasa Jacobsen is Professor of the Practice of Homiletics and Director of the Homiletical Theology Project. In his most recent research, Jacobsen has explored the relationship of a more "public" theology of Word and Sacrament to classic Reformation emphases on disenchantment, vocation, and the affirmation of the ordinary with the goal of renewing the disestablished mainline church's engagement in a pluralistic public square.


Dr. Mary Elizabeth Moore

Mary Elizabeth Moore is Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of Theology and Education, Boston University. Her passion is to journey with others to cultivate deeper faith, compassionate humanity, and a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. She feels privileged to work toward those ends with colleagues in Boston University and around the world, especially in the practices of knowing the Holy, building justice, resisting violence, and caring for the earth.  


 Dr. Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone has served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs since January, 2011 and as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism in the School of Theology since 1998. He has a background in new church development, urban pastoral ministry, and faith-based non-profit development.