James Steven Klotz
James Klotz is a first-year PhD student at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his MDiv from PTS in 2015, receiving the Maitland Award in English Bible, McLaren Award in Biblical Theology, the Mathias Memorial Award in Worship & Pastoral Ministry, and the Henry James, Sr., Award. Prior to seminary, James worked in the regional airline industry in multiple roles, including disability advocacy and cartography. He is active in the Presbyterian Church (USA), in which he is both an ordained deacon and a candidate for teaching elder certified ready for ordination pending a call. James' academic interests include ecological readings, the role of space and place in cultural memory, and the role of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible texts in the life and work of today's church. James and his husband, Patrick, are from Atlanta.
“My call as a pastor centers on shaping a community where people can connect and be real with each other and God.”