Leadership Team

David Finnegan-Hosey headshot

Scholar-in-Residence

David Finnegan-Hosey currently serves as the College Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministries at Barton College in Wilson, NC, having previously worked with campus ministries at Georgetown University, American University and the University of Hawaii. He holds an M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary and a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. He is certified by Mental Health First Aid USA to provide initial help to people experiencing mental health crisis. The author of Christ on the Psych Ward and Grace is a Pre-Existing Condition: Faith, Systems, and Mental Healthcare, he speaks and writes about the intersections among mental illness, mental health, and faith. David lives in Wilson, NC, with his wife Leigh, their daughter Laila, and their dog Penny Lane.

Amy Gray headshot

Artist-in-Residence

Amy E. Gray, an Ohio native, received her B.F.A in Illustration and Advertising from the Columbus College of Art & Design. After years of keeping art and church separate, the two came crashing together in the form of a commission to do the decorative work on a harpsichord for her church. This experience propelled her to relocate to Washington, DC to study the relationship between religion and the arts at Wesley Theological Seminary. In her thesis, Amy explored issues relating to making art that engages religious dialogue from the standpoint of an artist. Her questions included how to visually interpret scripture and theological constructs, issues of liturgical time, the Creation, the problem of kitsch in religious art, the challenge of visually encompassing the vastness of God, and what makes an image an idol instead of an icon. While studying at Wesley, she worked for the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion (LCAR), and as a Liturgical Designer for chapel services. After graduating, Amy continued to work at LCAR serving as the Program Administrator and Adjunct Faculty for the arts. While working for LCAR, Amy received her M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Art at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Her work at Goddard focused on the process of making as spiritual practice, while engaging issues of language, connection to the land, and the natural world. Now focusing on her career as an artist, Amy’s work continues to engage questions about the relationship between ecology, theology, spiritual practice, and art-making. She lives in Alexandria, VA, with her husband.

JillAnn Knonenborg headshot

Program Director

JillAnn Knonenborg serves as the Director of Religious Life for the University of Evansville and as Associate Pastor for Methodist Temple in Evansville, IN. She received her M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary before returning home to Indiana to pursue her three passions: theology, social justice, and the spiritual development of young people. She previously served twice as a Vocational Mentor for Open Table before becoming Program Director for 2021. She lives in Evansville, IN, with her husband Matt, their daughter Sophie Lynn, and their two cats.

Vocational Mentors

  • Matt Knonenborg, Assistant Program Director
  • Ronnie Bell, Pastor, Cumberland UMC, Indianapolis, IN
  • Mark Dicken, retired clergy
  • Mary Dicken, Pastor of Mission & Discipleship, Meridian St UMC, Indianapolis, IN
  • Craig Duke, Lead Pastor, Newburgh UMC, Newburgh, IN
  • Linda Duke, Pastor of Youth Ministry, Newburgh UMC, Newburgh, IN
  • Chris Millay, Senior Pastor, First UMC, Mt. Vernon, IN
  • Aaron Morrison, Assistant Director, Institute for Leadership & Service, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
  • Lance Newton, Pastor, First UMC, Sullivan, IN
  • Holly Rankin Zaher, Rector, St. Paul's Episcopal, Evansville, IN