Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty and Howard C. Scharfe Associate Professor of Homiletics 
Year Started at PTS: 2023 / 2012

Contact Info



  • Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary / Homiletics
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • B.M., Indiana University, Bloomington / Music

Recent Courses Taught

  • Preaching the Parables
  • Introduction to Christian Worship
  • Post-Liberalism and Christian Practices
  • Cultivating Christian Community
  • The Preacher as Interpreter
  • Introduction to Homiletics
  • Reading the Bible with Karl Barth

Church Associations

Ordination: PC(USA), Minister of Word and Sacrament

Professional Competencies

Areas of Expertise

  • Homiletics
  • Liturgical Theology
  • The Theology of Karl Barth
  • Systematic Theology
  • Philosophical Hermeneutics
  • Twentieth Century German History


  • 2007: The Samuel Robinson Prize, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • 2003-2007: Doctoral Fellowship, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • 1998: First Place, the Pulpit Digest Preaching Awards
  • 1996: The Mary Long Greir-Hugh Davies Prize in Preaching, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • 1996: The David Allan Weadon Prize in Sacred Music, Princeton Theological Seminary

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