Godly Play Foundation Staff

Godly Play Foundation

Lee DicksonMs. W. Lee Dickson, MBA – Executive Director

In January 2016, Lee Dickson accepted the appointment as Executive Director. After 5 years as Board President, Lee has taken early retirement from her corporate job to join Godly Play full-time. The Foundation is excited for this next chapter under Lee’s direction as her energy and enthusiasm for Godly Play couples with her extensive leadership and organizational skills in the more formal role of Executive Director. Lee has been a Godly Play practitioner at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Cohasset, MA for 15 years where she continues to be a story teller in their 4th and 5th grade classroom. She professes that her faith journey has been wonderfully enriched through the circles of Godly Play and believes it speaks to all ages. In addition to her role at the Foundation, Lee is an Active Trainer in the Northeast US region.

Regan SchutzMs. Regan M. Schutz – Director of Communications & Development, Director of US Training

Regan Schutz believes that Godly Play® will change the world. Joining the Godly Play Foundation in 2010, Regan coordinates US Godly Play Training and operations for the Godly Play Foundation.

Regan became a Candidate for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon in March 2016. Having started a Certificate in the Spiritual Guidance of Children, Regan is pursuing an M.Div. at the University of the South’s School of Theology.

Born and raised in Oregon, Regan attended Portland’s Jesuit High School and then received a BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After time in New York City, Regan spent 12 years in Oregon and was actively involved in the Godly Play program at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. She and her family live in Sewanee, TN where her husband was called to the School of Theology’s Beecken Center.

P1200113Jeannie Babb, MA, STM – Communications Developer

Godly Play International

1901151_695655407140857_1152483480_nThe Rev. Canon Dr. Andrew Sheldon – Godly Play Advocate for International Development

Center for the Theology of Childhood

The Rev. Cheryl V. Minor, Ph.D.Center Director

The Rev. Dr. Jerome BerrymanSenior Fellow

Godly Play Resources

568Michael McCown – General Manager

Mike McCown became involved with Godly Play in 1990 while developing products for Jerome Berryman’s first Godly Play catalog. In the years to follow other products were developed and produced as well – the Mystery of Easter puzzle, Liturgical Furniture, The Upper Room and Temple, Noah’s Ark, the box for The Greatest Parable… and the list continues to grow. In 2008, shortly after the Godly Play Foundation was formed, Mike became the general manager of Godly Play Resources. The loves of his life are his wife of over thirty years, Valerie, his two children Katherine and Andrew, and of course, woodworking. Andrew, after completing college in 2009, returned to Ashland, KS to help with the woodworking business.

Teresa Arnold

Connie Herl

Teika Arnold

The Rev. Cheryl V. Minor, PhD – Materials Consultant

US College of Training

Regan M. Schutz – Director of US Training

P1200435Teresa Phares, MA – Registrar

US Membership

Teresa Phares, MA – Membership Manager