Who We Are

The Very Rev’d William H. Petersen, PhD, DD. Founder and Convener of the Advent Project Seminar in the North American Academy of Liturgy. Emeritus Dean and Emeritus Professor of Ecclesiastical & Ecumenical History, Bexley Hall (an accredited seminary of the Episcopal Church). Past-President, North American Academy of Ecumenists. Memberships: Societas Liturgica; International Anglican Liturgical Conference; Anglican-Lutheran International Commission (1993-2010); Consultation on Common Texts; English Language Liturgical Conference (International).

Jill Burnett Comings, Ph.D. Director of Research for the Advent Project Seminar in the North American Academy of Liturgy. Formerly Assistant Professor or Liturgical Studies at Drew University, she has also taught at the General Seminary of the Episcopal Church and in the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. She earned a B.A. in English at Nyack College, the M.A.R. (Liturgics Concentration) at Yale University Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in liturgical studies at Drew University. The author of Aspects of the Liturgical Year in Cappadocia (325-430) and of several articles and essays, her research interests include early Christian liturgical history, Anglican liturgical history, liturgical time, and Christian initiation.

The Rev. Dr. Elise A. Feyerherm, Director for Ecumenical Relations of the Advent Project Seminar in the North American Academy of Liturgy. Assistant Professor of Church History and Christian Spirituality, Bexley Hall Seminary, Columbus, OH. Ecumenical Officer, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio.

Laura E. Moore, Th.D. Director for Resources, Advent Project Seminar in the North American Academy of Liturgy. Head of Circulation at the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library and Adjunct Professor of Liturgics, The General Theological Seminary, New York, NY.

Carol A. Doran, DMA. Music Consultant to the Advent Project Seminar. Dr Doran has been a member of the tenured faculty of Bexley Hall Seminary at its former location in Rochester, NY, and also at the Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA. She has published numerous articles on church music and worship and has collaborated with the Rev’d Dr Thomas H. Troeger in the publication of four books, including two hymnals published by Oxford University Press.