The Reverend T. L. Holtzen, PhD


Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology
Nashotah House Theological Seminary

PhD, Marquette University, Systematic Theology
MA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Theology
BA, University Studies, Theology


Father Holtzen has a passion for teaching classical theology as practical learning for life and ministry. At Nashotah House, he teaches both Systematic and Historical Theology and elective courses on Christian doctrine such as “The Trinity” and “Anglican Eucharistic Theology.” He has published articles in The Journal of Theological Studies, the Oxford Guide to the Historical reception of Augustine (forthcoming), Newman Studies Journal, Augustinian Studies, and The Living Church; and has been a guest speaker for conferences and various church congregations.

Since his ordination in 2003, Father Holtzen has served as priest-in-charge at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ashippun, Wisconsin, one many area churches founded as missions by Nashotah House over 150 years ago. There he celebrates the Eucharist, preaches, teaches adult education, provides pastoral care, and oversees the functioning of the parish. At the bishop’s invitation, he served on the Diocese of Milwaukee’s Dialogue Task Force on Human Sexuality in 2003–04 and authored the “Classic Response.”

Father Holtzen’s professional interests include Christian doctrine, especially the Trinity, Incarnation, soteriology, sacramental theology, and the theology of St. Augustine and John Henry Newman.

He and his wife Candace have four children. Some of Father Holtzen’s personal interests are farming, fishing, camping, wood-working, writing poetry, and serving as a leader in Boy Scouts.

The Reverend Ephraim Radner, PhD


Professor of Historical Theology
Wycliffe College

PhD, Yale University
AB, Dartmouth College, Theology

Prior to his appointment as Professor of Historical Theology, Rev. Dr. Radner, was rector of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Pueblo, Colorado, His range of ministerial experience includes Burundi, where he worked as a missionary, Haiti, inner-city Cleveland, and Connecticut. He has taught at seminaries in Connecticut and Colorado. In the Anglican Communion context he is a member of the Covenant Design Group. He is a violinist, hiker, and traveler. He is married to the Rev. Annette Brownlee, and they are the parents of Hannah, and Isaac.


Major Publications

Reclaiming faith: essays on orthodoxy in the Episcopal Church and the Baltimore declaration (1993).

Inhabiting unity: theological perspectives on the proposed Lutheran-Episcopal Concordat (1995)

The rule of faith : Scripture, canon, and creed in a critical age(1998)
Spirit and nature: the Saint-Médard miracles in 18th-century Jansenism (2002)

Hope among the fragments: the broken church and its engagement of Scripture (2004)

The fate of Communion: the agony of Anglicanism and the future of a global church (2006)

Leviticus (2007)

The Reverend Daniel A. Westberg, DPhil



Research Professor of Ethics and Moral Theology
Nashotah House Theological Seminary

DPhil, Oxford University, Moral Theology
MDiv, Wycliffe College, Toronto
MA, University of Toronto, Medieval Studies
AB, Dartmouth College, Classics

Fr. Westberg grew up in Japan where his parents were missionaries with the Evangelical Covenant Church. While in graduate school in Toronto he became an Anglican, and experienced a call to ordained ministry. After seminary training and ordination in 1978 he served in the Diocese of Toronto for ten years, in both rural and city parishes.

After the death of his first wife, Lynne, Westberg remarried and moved the family temporarily to Oxford, England, where he studied with Oliver O’Donovan and Herbert McCabe, OP, and wrote a dissertation on Thomas Aquinas and the virtue of prudence.

From 1990 to 1998 Westberg taught ethics at the University of Virginia; then he spent an interim year teaching theology at a seminary in Canada. Since his appointment in 2000, Fr Westberg has been teaching ethics and moral theology at Nashotah House.

His books include Right Practical Reason: Action, Aristotle and Prudence in Aquinas (OUP, 1994), and a collaboration with the late Reginald Fuller resulted in the 3d edition of Preaching the Lectionary (2006). Many articles have been published in journals such as The Anglican Theological ReviewThe Thomist, and New Blackfriars, as well as several short articles in The New Dictionary of Christian Ethics and Pastoral Theology (InterVarsity Press).


Westberg’s areas of special interest are moral psychology, natural law, and political theology. Current projects include To Delight in His Will and Walk in His Ways, a new introduction to moral theology for college and seminary classes; a theological study of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion; and the development of a book on the ethics of health care.


Fr. Westberg divides his time between Wisconsin and Sweden, where his wife Lisa is a hospital physician in the province of Småland. They share an interest in people, classical music, and outdoor activities such as bicycling and sailing. They have four adult children in Canada and the US, and (so far) have one grandchild.


The Reverend Steven A. Peay, PhD


Associate Professor of Church History
Nashotah House Theological Seminary

Phd, Saint Louis University, Historical Theology
MDiv, Saint Vincent Seminary
MA, University of Pittsburgh, Rhetoric and Communication
MA, St Vincent Seminary, Systematic Theology
BA, Greenville College, Church History

History and historical perspectives have long fascinated Father Peay. His undergraduate study of Church History led him toward monastic life, which he entered at Saint Vincent Archabbey (Latrobe, PA) in 1977. Following his first profession of vows he studied for the priesthood and after final vows was ordained deacon in 1981 and priest in 1982. The studies he began in college and pursued in seminary continued following ordination. He returned to Saint Vincent to teach as Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Historical Theology. During his tenure at the seminary he was also engaged in parish work (including one year as a pastor), retreats for clergy, religious and laity, and served as the seminary’s academic dean for five years. Leaving monastic life in 1994, he then devoted himself to parish work for the next fifteen years in Congregational churches in Wisconsin (Madison and Wauwatosa), while continuing to research, write and teach in various venues. Peay came to Nashotah House as adjunct professor of Church History in 2008 and was elected to the faculty in 2010. His orders were received in August 2010 and he is now a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany.

Father Peay’s research has largely focused on the American religious experience, its movements and ecclesial expressions. While his earlier research centered on the history of preaching, Peay has also worked on Puritanism and Congregationalism and is currently examining parallel movements for the recovery of the catholicity of the Church, i.e. Mercersburg and Oxford. His publications include editing four books, articles and reviews in  The International Congregational Journal, The Catholic Historical ReviewThe Congregationalist, a reference article in The Encyclopedia of Protestantism and theological commentaries on the Triduum Psalmody in Feasting on the Word (year A).

His hobbies include reading, cooking, trying to help around the garden, and music (particularly early to Baroque, English choral music, and jazz).   Father Peay was married to his wife Julie in 1996 and is the proud stepfather of Jeremy and Matthew.