CLA Welcomes New Board Members

08 Jul 2024 in

The Congregational Library & Archives is pleased to welcome Diana Butler Bass and Carrie Call to the Board of Directors this month.

“What makes the Congregational Library & Archives so dynamic is its commitment to preserving and reflecting on the history of religion in American life, from early recorded experiences of encounter up to the present,” said Maxwell Grant, Chair of the Board. “The stories we seek to tell are complex on purpose, and we hope to promote richer and more thoughtful conversations across all our platforms. With that in mind, the CLA Board is delighted to welcome these two distinguished thinkers. Their long-standing commitment to such quality conversations will inspire and challenge us for years to come.”

We also extend our deepest thanks to the two Board members who are finishing their appointments: Richard Elliott and Jonathan Roach.

Please join us in welcoming these new Board members.


Diana Butler Bass is an award-winning author, popular speaker, and inspiring preacher. She holds a doctorate in Religious Studies from Duke University and is the author of eleven books. Diana’s passion is sharing great ideas to change lives and the world through informing the public about spiritual trends; challenging conventional narratives about religious practice; and writing books that help readers see themselves, their place in history, and God differently.


Carrie Call is the Conference Minister of Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC). Prior to serving as Conference Minister, Carrie worked as the Executive Director of Development and Communication at Lancaster Theological Seminary. She also worked for 10 years at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, as an instructor in the departments of Psychology and Education and director of the Office for Civic and Social Engagement.