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Center for Church Planting and Revitalization

Staff

Dr. Darrell Guder
Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology Emeritus
Interim Director

Dr. Darrell L. Guder is the Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology Emeritus and Interim Director of the Center for Church Planting and Revitalization at Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister (PCUSA,) he has worked in administration and teaching at the Karlshöhe Ludwigsburg, Fuller Theological Seminary, Whitworth University, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Princeton Seminary. He is the author of Be My Witnesses: The Church’s Mission, Message, and Messengers (1985), The Incarnation and the Church’s Witness (1999), The Continuing Conversion of the Church (2000), and Called to Witness; Doing Missional Theology (2015); translator of several German academic works; and coordinator and editor of the Gospel and Our Culture Network’s research project, Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (1998).   

Sarah Bixler
Assistant to the Director

Sarah Ann Bixler is the Assistant to the Director of the Center for Church Planting and Revitalization and a PhD student in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Her doctoral work focuses on Christian education and formation. She previously worked as a youth minister, middle judicatory administrator, classroom teacher, residence director and curriculum writer, and was a founding member of Eastside Church in Harrisonburg, VA. Sarah is an active part of Mennonite Church USA, where she currently serves on the Journey Forward visioning process writing team.

Stephen O'Neill
Research Assistant

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, New Jersey

Alison VanBuskirk, Class of 2015

“My call as a pastor centers on shaping a community where people can connect and be real with each other and God.”