Who we are

The Faith-Based Online Learning Directors (FOLD) association aims to establish connections and share resources among people who are responsible for managing or directing distance learning programs in theological education around the world We also collaborate with others on the research, writing, and publishing of materials and explore new models of engagement and new approaches for successful distance education. And we serve as an advocate in the promotion of quality distance theological education among state boards of education and regional/vocational accrediting bodies.


Senior Co-Chair: Dr. Daniel Van Slyke

Junior Co-Chair: Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP

Corresponding Secretary: Dr. Mindi Thompson

Recording Secretary: Dr. Timothy Westbrook

Treasurer: Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP

Webmaster: Mr. Alin Vrancila

In attendance at our first face-to-face council meeting (pictured here) were:

From left to right: Mindi Thompson, Mary Lowe, Dale Hale, Israel Valenzuela, Sebastian Mahfood, Alexander Mahfood, Kevin Osborn, Laurence Dewolfe, Rolin Guyden

Photo of executive

Some of the Executive Team

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