An Episcopal Center for Learning & Discipleship


Board of Directors

Cathy Bagot

Catherine W. Bagot is legal administrator for the DLA Land and Maritime Office of Counsel, Columbus, Ohio.  She holds a B.A. from the University of South Alabama, and a Master of Science degree in Legal Administration from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.  She was a Law Office Administrator, 1987-1989; an itinerant Volunteer and Stay at Home Mome, 1978-1987; Executive Assistant, Office of the Chairman, F.D.I.C, Washington, D.C., 1973-1978; and Research Assistant, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.  She has served as a member of the Commission on Ministry and the Commission on Congregation Life, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio; and member of the Vestry and Chair of Common Ministry Formation Team, Trinity Episcopal Church, Newark, Ohio, and a Trustee and Member of the Executive Committee, Bexley Hall.

Eleanor Chabraja

Eleanor Chabraja, a retired teacher and graduate of Indiana University, has been a Seabury-Western trustee since 2007.  She is chair of the development committee and a member of the executive committee.  She and her husband, Nicholas Chabraja, are involved in a wide range of philanthropic endeavors. In 2011, through a grant from The Nicholas and Eleanor Chabraja Foundation, they sponsored the first of Seabury-Western's Chabraja Fellowships, which are awarded to innovative church leaders who will help the seminary reshape theological education in response to the changing needs of the 21st century church.  She also co-chaired the 2011 Stewardship Campaign for Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest, Illinois.

Carlson Gerdau

The Rev. Canon Carlson Gerdau. Retired, 2008. B.A., Harvard; S.T.B., The General Theological Seminary.  Canon to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, 1998-2007; Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of Chicago, 1988-1997; Archdeacon, Diocese of Missouri, 1979-1986; Ministry in Various Parishes, Diocese of Northern Michigan, 1959-1978; Deputy to Numerous General Conventions; Trustee, Auburn Theological Seminary; Trustee and Member of Executive Committee, Bexley Hall.

James Hawk

James Hawk is chairman of Nserv Corporation. He graduated from Indiana University with an AB degree in 1960 and with an LLB degree in 1963.  He is a member of Church of Our Saviour in Chicago and has been a trustee since 1998.

Michie Klusmeyer

The Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer is the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia. He serves as the co-chair of the Bexley Hall Seabury Western Theological Seminary Federation Board of Directors.

Dietrich Knoer

Dietrich A. Knoer is chief investment officer for Redico LLC, Southfield, a real estate development and investment company in Detroit.  He earned an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and a bachelor's in economics from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany.  He is a communicant at Christ Church, Winnetka.

Kate Koeze

Kate Koeze has been a Seabury-Western trustee since 2003.  She serves on the business, property and finance committee and the academic and student affairs committee. She is a vestry member of Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and serves on the Ladies' Committee of Trinity Episcopal Church in York Harbor, Maine.  She is employed by Nuthatch Software, which offers software and programming services to businesses.  She has a BA degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Eugene Lowe

The Rev. Eugene Y. Lowe, Jr. has served as assistant to the president of Northwestern University since 1999 and holds faculty appointments in the religious studies department in Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and in the School of Education and Public Policy.  He has been a board member since 2008.  He is a trustee of Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, and has served as president of the board of Episcopal Charities and Community Services in Chicago.  He received an AB magna cum laude in religion from Princeton University in 1971 and an MDiv in 1978 and PhD in 1987 from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Roger Lumpp

Roger Lumpp, recently retired from KPMG.  He has been involved over the last twenty years in a wide range of consulting assignments covering major aspects of business integration, improving business effectiveness and efficiency.  Prior to KPMG, he was a managing director for five years with BearingPoint and a partner with Arthur Anderson's business consulting group for seven years.  Prior to Anderson, Roger spent 25 years in the financial services industry in executive positions with two publicly held insurance centered corporations.  He is a CPA, has an MBA from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Wabash College.

Diane Porter

Diane Porter is a financial counselor and a lay leader in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.