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Presidential Search

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In a time of rapid societal change, Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a dynamic leader who will guide the institution to faithfully prepare today’s Christians to serve the church and the world of tomorrow, forming students to minister across lines of difference and embody the Gospel in a global context. For over 200 years the Seminary has stood at the forefront of theological education, shaping generations of Christian leaders for ministry around the world. The new president will have the opportunity to join a vibrant institution with a historic legacy and advance its mission to serve the church and the world faithfully in the Seminary’s third century.


A Call for a Strategic Leader

Strategic Plan Goals & Themes

This is an exciting time to join Princeton Seminary and the next president will be someone who can work alongside the Seminary community to:

Form Faithful and Effective Christian Leaders
Equip a wide variety of people for a wide variety of gospel-informed ministries and missions;

Provide Theological Leadership for the Church and the World
Serve as a premier theological resource for global Christianity through scholarship, convening, and advanced theological education; and

Create and Embody a Community of Belonging
Build a thriving inclusive Christian community that actualizes the benefits of diversity and unity and transforms its members and, subsequently, the larger world.


    Search Committee Members

    Michele Minter, Co-chair
    Jeff O'Grady, MDiv ’88, Co-chair
    Eric Barreto, MDiv ’04, faculty representative
    Kenda Creasy Dean, PhD ’97, faculty representative
    Gordon Fowler
    Nancy Gray
    Margaret Kibben, DMin ‘02, MDiv ’86
    Hana Kim, ThM ‘05
    Jane MacKenzie, MDiv ‘17
    Jay Marshall
    Wesley Rowell, MDiv ‘23, student representative
    Peter Whitelock, DMin ‘03, ThM ’89
    Steve Yamaguchi, MDiv ‘88
    Michael Fisch, ex officio

    Contact Search Committee


    Search Milestones

    The selection of Princeton Seminary’s next president will be a thorough and thoughtful process of discernment that will entail opportunities to gather input from the campus community, alumni, and friends. The presidential search process commenced with the establishment of the search committee in February 2022 and is expected to continue through the installation and onboarding of the next president.

    • Selection of the search committee
      (Completed February 2022)
    • Selection of the search firm
      (Completed March 2022)
    • Listening sessions with campus constituents
      (Completed April 2022)
    • Development of the leadership profile
      (Completed May 2022)
    • Development of the candidate pool
    • Candidate evaluations and interviews
    • Announcement of the Seminary's new president

    For Media Inquiries

    Beth DeMauro
    Interim Director of Communication and Marketing
    beth.demauro@ptsem.edu
    609.497.7760

    Statements and News Releases

    • President Barnes announces plans to retire Read more
    • Princeton Seminary president set to retire in 2023 Read more
    • Board of Trustees elects presidential search committee Read more

    Educating faithful Christian leaders.

    Associate Rector at Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey

    Nancy Hagner, Class of 2013

    “Preaching is one of the most important things we do as pastors. You get to challenge people’s minds and hearts, as the gospel challenges all of us.”