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.