[Claremont School of Theology] The faculty and trustees of Claremont School of Theology are pleased to announce the appointment of Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Ed.D, Ph.D, as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty for Claremont School of Theology. Kujawa-Holbrook is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, an educator, historian of religion, and practical theologian. She currently serves the school as professor of practical theology and religious education at Claremont School of Theology. She is also professor of Anglican Studies at Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont. CST’s president, Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Kuan said, “We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Kujawa-Holbrook’s caliber to lead the academic affairs of our institution. She brings a significant amount of expertise and experience to her new position.”
Before moving to Southern California in 2009 she served the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts as Academic Dean and as the Suzanne Radley Hiatt Professor of Feminist Pastoral Theology & Church History. In addition to over thirty years of experience as an educator, administrator, trainer, workshop, conference and retreat leader, she is the author of thirteen books and numerous articles and reviews. Before her academic career, Kujawa-Holbrook worked world-wide for the Episcopal Church in education and ministries with young people. She is on the boards of the Journal of Interreligious Dialogue (JIRD), the Kaleidoscope Institute (KI), and Religious Freedom USA, and the book review editor of Anglican and Episcopal History. In 2010-2011 Kujawa-Holbrook was a fellow in the Christian Leadership Initiative sponsored by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel. Her interreligious works include, Pilgrimage – The Sacred Art. Journey to the Center of the Heart, SkyLight Paths 2013. She is the editor & co-author of For One Great Peace. An Interfaith Study Guide. Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative (2012); and, editor & co-author, Interfaith Peacemaking Curriculum. Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative (2012). Her latest book, God Beyond Borders: Interreligious Learning Among Congregations (2014) is the first in the New Horizons In Religious Education Series sponsored by the Religious Education Association (REA).