J. Harold Ellens
President

The Reverend Dr. J. Harold Ellens is the Executive Director Emeritus of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, the Founding Editor and Editor Emeritus of the Journal for Psychology and Christianity, a retired professor of philosophy and psychology, a retired army colonel, and a retired Presbyterian Theologian and Pastor. He has spent his professional life on the issues of interface between the sciences of psychology and theology with concentration primarily on the psychodynamics of spirituality. He is the author of 178 volumes and 171 professional journal and popular magazine articles. Dr. Ellens has three bachelors degrees (Classics, Biblical Studies, Pastoral Psychology), three masters degrees (Classics, Biblical Studies, and Intertestamental Studies), a PhD in Psychology of Human Communications, and a PhD in Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins (Biblical and Parabiblical Studies). He was the co-founder, with Gabriele Boccaccini, of the MCECS.
James Lepkowski
Vice President
James Lepkowski is Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research and Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan. He has a BS in mathematics from Illinois State University, and a master of public health and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. He currently directs the University's graduate program in survey methodology, where he teaches graduate level courses. He is an active researcher, designing samples and survey data collection operations for national and local surveys and conducting research on survey methods. He also consults on research projects at the University of Michigan, other universities, and public and private agencies, and serves on professional advisory committees and panels.

John F. Brent
Secretary

John Brent is an attorney residing and practicing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. John has a deep interest in the fields of Early Christian Studies and the Ancient Near East, having majored in Biblical Studies at Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA), and having earned a Master of Divinity degree at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia, PA), and a Master of Arts in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). John also possesses an undying love for and dedication to the University of Michigan and is honored to serve as a member of the board of the Michigan Center fo Early Christian Studies.

Jefferson P. Williams
Treasurer

Jeff Williams is a Lecturer of Accounting at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Tennessee and from the University of Michigan. He also is licensed in Tennessee as a Certified Public Accountant. Jeff and his wife, Debbie, have five children, and they live in Ann Arbor.
J. Daniel Clifford Dr. Clifford graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1962. He went on to the United States Army as a Captain from 1963 to 1965. Dr. Clifford spent 45 Years in private practice before he went on the receive his Masters in Biblical Studies from the Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Clifford and his wife Barbara have seven grown children and live outside Lexington, Kentucky.

David A. French
 

David A. French is an attorney and senior principal with the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone PLC, which has offices in Michigan and abroad. Mr. French is in the firm's commercial litigation practice group, and handles litigation in Michigan and across the United States. He has served as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Dean of the College of Literature, Scien and the Arts at the University of Michigan and as a member of a number of boards of non-profit corporations.
Jayne M. VerLee Jayne VerLee is a retired RN with a BSN in nursing from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, MI. Her interest in life-long learning has motivated her to partake in tours to sites of Christian antiquity in Israel and Turkey. As a result, she has led women’s Bible studies on the topics of first century Christianity and on exploring the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. She and her husband, David, a 1962 University of Michigan medical school graduate, live in Holland, MI. They have 4 adult married children.