Executive Committee and Council Members

The Council is responsible for the running of the ASCH except when the Business Meeting is in session. The Council acts as the ASCH’s board of governors. The Executive Committee makes recommendations to the Council and Business Meeting. The current members of the Executive Committee are:


Ralph Keen, President

Professor of History and Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation Chair in Catholic Studies, Dean of the Honors College, University of Illinois, Chicago, rkeen01@uic.edu


Paul Lim, President Elect

Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, Vanderbilt University, paul.lim@vanderbilt.edu


Candy Gunther Brown, Past President

Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University, browncg@indiana.edu


Caleb Maskell, Executive Secretary

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Religion, Princeton University, caleb.maskell@churchhistory.org


Andrea Sterk, Editor of Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture

Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota, sterk@umn.edu

Current Council Members

Brandon Bayne 2018 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Matthew Hedstrom 2018 University of Virginia
Arlene Sánchez Walsha 2018 Azusa Pacific University
John Seitz 2018 Fordham University
Deanna Womack 2018 Emory University
 Erika Helgen 2019 Yale University
 Daniel Ramirez 2019 Claremont Graduate University
 Angela Tarango 2019 Trinity University
 Daniel Vaca 2019a Brown University
 Matthew Bowman 2020  Henderson State University
 Andrea Turpin 2020  Baylor
 David C. Kirkpatrick 2020  Florida State University
 Max Mueller 2020  University of Nebraska at Lincoln
&nbspLerone Martin 2020 Washington University of St. Louis

ASCH Staff

Bryan Bademan  Assistant Secretary for Finance
Andrew Hansen  Assistant Secretary for Membership