M. Craig Barnes is the seventh president of Princeton Theological Seminary. He began his presidency in January 2013, and also serves as professor of pastoral ministry. Barnes earned his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Seminary in 1981 and his Ph.D. in church history from the University of Chicago in 1992.

Before becoming president of Princeton, Barnes was a chaired professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary while also serving as the pastor and head of staff of Shadyside Presbyterian Church. He previously served pastorates in Madison, Wisconsin, and at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC. He is a frequent lecturer and preacher at conferences, academic gatherings, and in congregations across the country. He is the author of eight books and serves as a columnist for The Christian Century.

His writing and academic work reflect his deep commitment to the theological formation of pastors to lead the church in changing times.

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Robert C. Dykstra is the Charlotte W. Newcombe Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he has served since 1997. He earned his Ph.D. and M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his B.A. from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Before coming to Princeton he taught at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary as assistant and then associate professor of pastoral theology and congregational care. Dykstra’s academic interests include pastoral care and counseling, psychoanalytic theory, developmental psychology, contemporary issues impacting children and adolescents, human sexuality, pastoral preaching, and the integration of biblical and theological precepts with research in the human sciences. He is on the editorial boards of Pastoral Psychology and the Journal of Childhood and Religion and is cofounder of the annual scholarly conference “Group for New Directions in Pastoral Theology.”

A native of Minnesota, Dykstra is a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an ordained Presbyterian minister. He served for a number of years as a minister, youth minister, hospital chaplain, and pastoral counselor.





texas_duff   Nancy J. Duff, the Stephen Colwell Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary, earned her M.Div. from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Virginia and her Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York. An ordained Presbyterian minister, she focuses her research on the theological foundations of Christian ethics. Writing from the Reformed tradition and informed by both Pauline apocalyptic and feminist concerns, she explores how theological claims identify the church’s responsibility in the world. She teaches courses in the theology and ethics of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the theology and ethics of James Cone, issues in biomedical ethics, issues in human sexuality, the doctrine of vocation, and the ethics of the Ten Commandments.



Texas_Monie   Blair R. Monie has been pastor and head of staff of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church since 1995. He is committed to both the pastorate and to theological education, and wrote his Doctor of Ministry thesis on “Developing of Theology of Ministry through Seminary Field Education—An Analysis and Critique.” He has served on the Board of Trustees of Austin Theological Seminary, and as a member of the General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian Church (USA), chairing its Congregational Ministries Division, and has been a member of the denomination’s Committee on Theological Education. He will retire from Preston Hollow in June 2014 and in September will become the Louis H. and Katherine S. Zbinden Distinguished Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Leadership at Austin Seminary. He is also a member of the Princeton Seminary Board of Trustees.



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Jake Kim is Princeton Theological Seminary’s director of alumni/ae relations. An ordained Presbyterian Church (USA) minister, he specializes in evangelism, congregational transformation, and disciple-making processes. As the director of alumni/ae relations, Jake serves the diverse 11,000 plus alumni/ae of Princeton Seminary to provide alumni/ae with transformational training and networking events, career advancement resources and advocacy, and pastoral care. He holds an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary (1998) and B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics from Pomona College (1993).
For 12 years he served in pastorates in Illinois, Texas and Ohio, and then accepted the “missionary’s calling” to become the founding director of Alpha Northern California, based in the San Francisco’s Bay Area. After three years, he was serving over 45 churches in Northern California as an evangelism and disciple-making coach and trainer. As a regional evangelism catalyst he has served as a trainer for the Dioceses of Oakland and San Jose (Roman Catholic); San Francisco, San Jose, Los Ranchos and Mission presbyteries (PCUSA).