B.A., St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., 1961; M.Div., Episcopal Theological Seminary, Austin, TX, 1968; Graduate Study in Philosophy and Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1970-72; Graduate Study in Theology, The University of Tübingen, Germany, 1973; Ph.D. (Process Theology and Systematic Theology) The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, 1977. Instructor: The University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; The University of LaVerne, LaVerne, CA; Western University, Pomona, CA; Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; The University of Nevada, Reno. Vicar: Holy Spirit Mission, Lake Almanor, California, 1988-94; St. Andrew’s Church, Newark, NJ, 1995-2005. Member, American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature. Founder and President, The Newark School of Theology, 1997-present.
Chaplain Cynthia M. Brady, M.Div. , BCC
Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, New Jersey
Pastoral Counseling, Bereavement
B.A. (Cum Laude) Newark State College (Kean University), Union, NJ, 1969; M. Div. (Magna Cum Laude) Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ, 1996; Graduate Study at Rutgers School of Social Work, 1997-1998; Board Certified Chaplain, Association of Professional Chaplains, 1999; Pastoral Counselor, College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, 1999; Bereavement Certification, American Academy of Bereavement, 1999; Chaplain, Supervisor-in-training, Bioethics Committee, Christ Hospital, Jersey City, 1996-1999; Spiritual Counselor and Bioethics Co-Chair, Center for Hope Hospice, Linden, NJ, 1999-2001; Spiritual Counselor and Bereavement Coordinator/Counselor, Odyssey Healthcare Hospice, Edison, NJ, 2002-present. Member of the Association of Episcopal Healthcare Chaplains; NJ State Continuing Education Chair, Association of Professional Chaplains; Faculty, The Newark School of Theology, 2002-present.
Rev. Robert L. Brashear, M.Div., D.Min.
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Theologies of Liberation
BA, English, College of Wooster, 1971; MDiv, Urban Ministry, Yale Divinity School, 1975; DMin, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 2005. Over 25 years supervising field work students and interns at: Princeton Theological Seminary, Louisville Theological Seminary, Oral Roberts University Seminary, Interdenominational Theological Seminary (Atlanta), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, University of Pittsburgh Social Work School, Union Seminary (New York). Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Tulsa, OK, 1975-85; Executive Director, Presbyterian Urban Ministry Council, Tulsa, OK, 1977-85; Executive Director, South Hills Interfaith Ministries, Pittsburgh, 1985-93; Interim Pastor, Oakdale Presbyterian Church, Oakdale, PA, 1994-95; Pastor, West-Park Presbyterian Church, New York, NY 1995-present. Faculty member, The Newark School of Theology, 2012 to present.
Ernestine R. Galloway, Ed.D.
New York University, NYC
B.A., Religious Education, New York University, New York City, 1957; M.A., Religious Education and Psychology, NYU, 1960; M.A., Anthropology and Educational Sociology, NYU, 1969; Ed.D., Religious Education and Anthropology, NYU, 1981. Instructor: Christian Education, New York Theological Seminary, New York City; Anthropology Department, Upsala College, East Orange, NJ; Black Studies Department, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ; Church School Teacher, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Newark, NJ; Television Teacher, National Broadcasting Company, NYC, and American Broadcasting Company, Los Angeles; Director of Volunteer Activities, American Bible Society, NYC; Director of Education, Concord Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY; Member of Governing Board, National Council of Churches, USA; Member of General Board, American Baptist Churches, USA, Vice Chair of Church Education Department; Past President of American Baptist Church of New Jersey. Coordinator of Volunteers, Jewish Vocational Service, East Orange, NJ.; Educational Associate, Children and Family Ministries, Riverside Church, New York City, 1999-present; Faculty, The Newark School of Theology, 1999-present. Member, Phi Delta Kappa, American Anthropology Association, Religious Education Association.
Diploma in Theology, Trinity Theological College and theWest African Association of Theological Institutions, Umuahia, Nigeria, 1983; B.Litt. (Bachelor of Letters), University of Birmingham, UK, 1987; M.Phil. (Theology) University of Birmingham, 1988; Ph.D. (Theology), The University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 2006; Priest, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Umuahia; Amaino Parish, Diocese of Owerri, Nigeria; Senior Lecturer in Theology and Professional Studies, Trinity Theological College, Umuahia, Nigeria, 1993-99. Area Missioner for Jersey City with Jersey City Episcopal Community Development Corporation, 2000-2001; Faculty, The Newark School of Theology, 2000–present; Vicar, St. John’s Church, Sewaren, NJ, 2002-present.
Mary L. Thomas, M.A.
Union Theological Seminary, NYC
Women in the Bible
M.A., Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, 2007; Certificate in Biblical Studies, The Newark School of Theology, Newark, NJ, 2001; B.S., Computer Science with second major in Psychology, Kean University, Union, NJ, 1993; presently studying Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek, The Newark School of Theology, Newark, NJ, 2008-present. Member of Lambda Alpha Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Psi Chi; Instructor, The Newark School of Theology, 2008-present.
The Rev. Jane A. Tomaine, M.Div., D.MIN.
Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, New Jersey
B.A. (Music), Cornell College, Iowa, 1969; M.A. (Master of Music), Ohio State University, Columbus, 1971; Drew Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1995; Drew Theological Seminary, D. Min. (Pastoral Counseling), 2004. Rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Livingston, NJ, 1995-present; Faculty, The Newark School of Theology, 2004-present. Author, St. Benedict’s Toolbox, 2005.
Ph. D. (Pastoral Theology) Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, 2013.
Member, American Academy of Religion. Vicar, Christ Church, Budd Lake, New Jersey.
D.MIN., New York Theological Seminary (2018), S.T.M., The General Theological Seminary (2014)
M.Div., The General Theological Seminary (2013)
Three Diplomas in Theological Studies, The Newark School of Theology (2005-2013)
Master of Science, E.E., New York University (1992)
B. Tech., The City College of New York (1982)
A.A.S., The New York City College of Technology (1980)
Priest-in-Charge, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Orange, New Jersey. Adjunct Professor at The Newark School of Theology (2009-present); The General Theological Seminary (2012-2020); El Seminario Anglicano Episcopal de El Salvador (2017-present); Caldwell University, (2018-present). In 2020, Dr. Hernandez was invited to teach a doctoral-level class at New York Theological Seminary (NYTS). A member of the Commission of Latino/Hispanic Ministry, the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. A retired Telecommunications Engineer with over 27 years of experience, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff (DMTS), at AT&T Bell Labs / Lucent Technologies / Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia). Dr. Hernandez is from El Salvador.