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2018–2019 ANNUAL RE P ORT

July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019





Our Mission

Princeton Theological Seminary prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and in the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena. Princeton Seminary is a professional and graduate school related to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and stands within the Reformed tradition.





From the President

Dear Princeton Seminary family, We celebrate that Princeton Seminary is a community “where faith and intellect mature and lifelong friendships begin.” As our mission statement proclaims, Princeton Seminary is a place of connection, a place where we deepen relationships with one another and with God through learning, worship, and service. And the impact of those relationships ripples far beyond our campus. The connections forged in this community form a worldwide and lifelong communion of Christian people who are serving in the church, academy, and public arena. In the pages of this annual report, we are pleased to share with you a few of their stories. Through the lives and ministries of our graduates, the Princeton Seminary community has a profound influence in the church and the world. At the heart of this work is the transformative power of relationships: between pastor and parishioner, teacher and student, colleagues and friends, in which we extend and experience the love of Christ. The relationships formed at Princeton Seminary within our residential learning community are a foundation for a lifetime of ministry and service. This experience is possible for a new generation of students because of your faithful support. Your gifts enable Princeton Seminary to provide this formative experience for Christian leadership that, in turn, blesses the world. Thank you for your partnership in this sacred work.

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M. Craig Barnes President





Juan-Daniel Espitia MDiv ‘96 pastor of outreach at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, California

V ET ER AN MINIST ER PRE ACHES A BOLD NE W T HEOLOGY OF T HE BORD ER The Rev. Juan-Daniel Espitia oversees thriving





church—a tutoring program, citizenship classes and, at one point, immigration

But he refuses to stop there.

Photograph by John Emerson Written by John Chadwick


focus groups that drew national attention.




Juan-Daniel Espitia The 62-year-old Mexican American minister believes that even the most successful congregational programs fall short in the face of the current border crisis. What’s needed, Espitia says, is a true “theology of the border.” “The border situation, with its clash of perspectives and values, with its violence and instability, is an opportunity and a challenge for Christians in both countries to develop a response and show who we are as a people,” says Espitia, the pastor for outreach and care at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church near San Diego. Espitia says faith communities in both the United States and Mexico are stuck in limited, local perspectives even as the crisis cries out for a binational response. “There has to be a space where Christian leaders from both countries can work together, deal with the good, the bad, and the ugly on both sides,” he says. “And then from that approach we can work toward solutions.” Espitia has emerged as a powerful voice on immigration within the Presbyterian Church (USA). In a reflection written for the PC(USA) website, he called for comprehensive reform of U.S. immigration policies and invoked the Bible’s “direct commandments to look after the welfare of the foreign, the marginal, the voiceless, and vulnerable in the land, moreover to love them.”

Espitia’s bold ideas reflect a lifetime in ministry and social justice activism, having grown up in a family that was deeply religious and intimately attuned to the complex dynamics of the border.

Silviano came back to Mexico City, rolled up his sleeves, and began establishing ministries wherever he saw the need, including in local jails. “He once brought home four inmates who had given their lives to Christ and they lived with us for months,” says Espitia, the 10th of his parents’ 11 children. “Everyone in my family was involved in some kind of ministry, and I grew up with all of that.” By the time Espitia arrived at Princeton Theological Seminary in the 1990s, he had decades of experience in ministry, including seven years aboard a ship that did mission work in some of the poorest areas in the world. He came to seminary seeking the theological background and leadership training that would complement his life experience and prepare him for new ministerial roles. One of the highlights included a course and independent study with Mark Lewis Taylor, the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Theology and Culture, whose work has a strong social justice focus. Espitia did research on the Zapatista movement, traveling to Chiapas, Mexico, where he recorded and filmed interviews with members of the group struggling for democracy and land reform. Espitia also learned much from James E. Loder, Jr., a renowned professor of Christian education. But Loder’s lesson turned out to be intensely personal. Shortly after Espitia arrived at Seminary, his wife filed for divorce. “That first year was the hardest, most difficult, painful and lonesome year of my life,” he says. He met several times with Loder, an ordained minister who mentored generations of students.

”[My father] once brought home four


inmates who had given their lives to Christ and they lived with us for months. Everyone in my family was involved in some kind of ministry, and I grew up with all of that.” Espitia speaks of the encounters as if it happened yesterday. “It was one of the most healing and powerful experiences I have ever felt,” he says. “Dr. Loder only said a few words, but he prayed for me, held my hand, allowed me to express a lot of pain and confusion.”

Espitia says he will continue working toward a binational faith movement to address the border crisis. The annual Posada Without Borders that takes place at the Tijuana border crossing every December provides a powerful example of what a broader movement might look like. Faith communities from both countries gather on opposite sides of a fence, holding impromptu worship services in the open air, singing hymns, and acknowledging one another through the fence.

“He demonstrated to me the power of empathic listening.” Espitia says his seminary training has helped him bring spiritual depth, an understanding of complex issues, and compassion to the immigration debate. He understands, for example, that many even in his own church may not share “The immigration issue is a challenge because it's his views. One of the hallmarks of the immigration focus forcing us to analyze our ways of thinking, our fears, our groups he helped organize was promoting understanding preconceptions,” Espitia says. “But it has the potential to between people of diverse backgrounds and politics. transform our relationship with God, with each other, and ourselves.” “I meet people who sincerely want to be compassionate, but they also fear what would happen if laws are not obeyed,” he says. “It’s up to all of us to get accurate information, regardless of political affiliation, and then in a very personal way, before God, decide what is the right thing to do.”

Juan-Daniel Espitia has been involved in ministry around immigration for nearly three decades. He says the current border crisis is a historic challenge and an opportunity for Christians in both the U.S. and Mexico.


He has been working for nearly three decades to fulfill those commandments through his own brand of border ministry. At the Solana Beach church, for example, a tutoring initiative serves hundreds of schoolchildren and a citizenship program provides an array of supports and legal services for immigrant adults. In 2011, Espitia and a ministerial colleague began bringing together people from disparate backgrounds to listen to immigrant stories and share their perspectives. These immigration focus groups were widely praised and sparked a deeper involvement in immigration issues by the church. Two years later, thenPresident Barack Obama invited the congregation’s senior pastor to the White House.

His father, Silviano Espitia, worked as a farm laborer in the United States for months at a time under a guest worker program. During one of those stints, Silviano, who had grown up Catholic, was converted to evangelical Christianity by young missionaries visiting the workers’ quarters.




Barbara Florvil MDiv ‘18

Seminary was not on Barbara Florvil’s to-do list after college.

assistant to pastor for youth ministry at Alfred Street Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA

Her Mission: to Help Young People She always had a strong faith and a desire to help young people of color. Now Barbara Florvil is working as the youth pastor at a church known for its deep social and spiritual impact in the world, including



on education and support of historically black colleges and universities.

Photograph by Bill Cardoni Written by John Chadwick

She was sure of one thing—that she wanted to have an impact in the world. Majoring in child development, Florvil felt called to work in communities of color where she could use her skills to help close student achievement gaps and broaden access to higher education. She eventually found her way to that calling on a path that led her to the Master of Divinity program at Princeton Theological Seminary. Florvil today oversees youth ministry at the oldest, largest, and most prominent African American church in northern Virginia – the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria. Recognized for combining traditional Baptist beliefs with preaching and ministry that address contemporary life issues, Alfred Street has tripled in size over the last decade to 8,000 members. In 2015 and 2016, then-President Barack Obama and his family attended Easter services at the church. The church has a long tradition of supporting historically black colleges and universities, and made headlines earlier this year by paying off the outstanding tuition and fee balances of 34 graduating seniors at Howard University.


“I realized that the commitment I brought to doing college advising was connected to the fact that I saw these young people as children of God,” she says. “And so, seminary just kept rising to the top as a space to explore the connection between faith and creating social impact.” At Princeton Seminary, she received the formal ministerial training she sought. Her seminary education also deepened her knowledge of black church history and strengthened her identity as a black Christian woman. She served as co-chair of the Association of Black Seminarians (ABS) Women’s Fellowship and completed certificate programs in Black Church Studies and Theology, Women, and Gender.

“One of the things I gained from Princeton Seminary was an enduring curiosity about how God can show up in the world,” She did field work at the Alfred Street Baptist Church, and after earning her degree, accepted an offer to return to work with the congregation’s youth.

Florvil is deeply involved with the congregation’s young people, working to “Alfred Street gave me the opportunity to help them both develop their spiritual lives take what I learned academically and put it and prepare for success in their education into action,” Florvil says. “I am thrilled to be and careers. here. It’s a church with a great history and a great prophetic presence in the world.” “We teach our youth about God through arts, education, and service,” she says. “Most recently, our youth helped to renovate a juvenile detention shelter and hosted the youth of the shelter at one of our Sunday services.”


After earning her MDiv, Barbara Florvil was invited to work at the Alfred Street Baptist Church, where she completed her field education work as a student.

“I wasn’t even clear what seminary was,” says the 2013 graduate of Tufts University. “The options I was thinking about were law school or a master’s degree in education.”

As a daughter of Haitian immigrant parents who are devout Christians, Florvil always had a strong faith life. After college she served in the AmeriCorps Public Allies program, which provides mentoring and leadership training to young adults in minority communities. In that role, which included serving as a college advisor at a church in Brooklyn, Florvil began to see more clearly the underlying spiritual foundation of her career goals.





Cambria Kaltwasser MDiv ’10, PhD ’17 associate professor of biblical and theological studies at Northwestern College

SHE FOUND A POW ERFUL MINIST RY IN T HE PR AC T IC E OF T HEOLOGY Contemplating the Future Role of Public Theology

Intellectually curious from an early age, she had a natural inclination for theology. Now this Barth scholar is teaching the “confessional discipline” to college students, God’s reconciling work in the world.

Photograph by Geoff Johnson Written by John Chadwick


guiding them in their understanding of



ALU M N I As she neared graduation, Kaltwasser was torn. She adored the humanities, especially poetry, and considered pursuing further studies in English literature.

Cambria Kaltwasser

But her natural inclination toward theology was asserting itself.

Cambria Kaltwasser was little when she started to ask big “In the end, I wanted to talk about truth and God more than I wanted to talk about literary forms,” she says. questions. Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she would engage her “I couldn’t see myself going to graduate school to analyze father in discussions about the mysteries of human text without getting to talk about truth.” existence. Her father, Daniel Thimell, is a longtime congregational minister in the United Church of Christ and She was drawn to Princeton Seminary in part because a theology professor at Oral Roberts University. He has a of its strong connection to Barth, including through the well-stocked home library, which Kaltwasser frequently Center for Barth Studies. She ended up becoming a Barth raided, devouring everything from spiritual works by C.S. scholar, writing her dissertation on the work of the seminal Swiss theologian. She was also a Fulbright scholar at the Lewis and Karl Barth to classic novels and short stories. University of Tübingen in Germany. Those early experiences—spiritual and intellectual—in conversation, reading, and worship, awakened a love of The highlight of her time at the Seminary for her was theology in Kaltwasser. For her, theology was more than working with “giants”—accomplished scholars like John an academic discipline: It was a “confessional discipline” R. Bowlin, the Robert L. Stuart Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics, and George Hunsinger, the Hazel and a response to God’s grace. Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology. “In a very traditional way my dad bequeathed me the story of God’s grace through Jesus Christ,” she says. “But there She also felt enriched by the way Princeton Seminary was always this sense of searching or a quest to understand brought together a diverse mix of students, some going how God works in the world. As I felt called to proclaim into church professions and others pursuing callings in God's good news, I understood the study of theology as a social justice, public policy, or education. way toward that end.” “Even as we were studying these really high questions That calling eventually led Kaltwasser to Princeton concerning who God is and what goodness is, there Theological Seminary, where she earned a Master of was an understanding that these weren’t just ends in themselves,” she says. “For the professors and for the Divinity and a PhD in systematic theology. students, there was always a sense that we are called to faithfully participate in God’s reconciling work in the world.” But it didn’t happen right away. She initially shied away from studying theology. Kaltwasser majored in English at John Brown University in Arkansas, nourishing her spirituality by studying the works of such writers as Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Flannery O’Connor.

A turning point came in her junior year, when she did a semester at Oxford University in a program offered through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. She chose to focus on theology, in part because it enabled her to study Karl Barth, whose book, Dogmatics in Outline, was among those she had discovered in her dad’s library.

At Northwestern, a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, she teaches courses in theology and the Christian life. Educating undergraduates presents some intriguing challenges, she says. Although most of the students taking her course on historical theology, for example, are Christians, they typically are pursuing secular careers and are not necessarily passionate about theology.

God more than I wanted to talk about literary forms. I couldn’t see myself going to graduate school to analyze text without getting to talk about truth.” “I try to convince those who are Christian that we are “We’re seeing children being separated from their families all witnesses to the God to whom we claim allegiance,” and refugees being turned away,” she says. “And yet we Kaltwasser says. “Theology is about testing that witness, have a God in the Bible who emphasizes again and again testing how we speak about God, and testing how we act in that we are to welcome the stranger.” the world, whether it’s as a nurse or a business executive.” While contemplating “how to faithfully participate in God’s Meanwhile, she is enjoying building her post-seminary life. reconciling work in the world”—as she has put it—she still She and her husband, Jared, live in a farmhouse a few miles has a ready-and-willing discussion partner in her father. north of the Orange City campus. She is making friends with colleagues from other disciplines, doing occasional “Both of us agree that theology is never done,” Kaltwasser preaching at local churches, and planning future writing says. “We never get to the point where we get it all figured out. God is always surprising us, pushing open the boxes projects. that we put God in.” She also thinks a lot about the role of the theologian and what shape it will take as the world moves into the 2020s. The model for public theology, she says, remains the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his speaking out in a prophetic voice against racial injustice, employing a powerful language of faith that excluded no one. Today, with the crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border, Kaltwasser says the time is ripe for theologians to step forward and embrace that same tradition.

Cambria Kaltwasser received the George S. Green Fellowship and the PhD Merit Tuition Scholarship when she was enrolled at Princeton Seminary. Both of these funds are made possible by gifts to the Annual Fund.


“The texts I gravitated towards were the ones that searched the depths of what it meant to be a human in light of God,” Kaltwasser says.

In 2017, shortly after earning her doctorate, Kaltwasser was hired as an assistant professor of theology at Northwestern College in Iowa and was ordained as a minister of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

“I wanted to talk about truth and





Ryan Pearce MDiv ‘20 master of divinity senior

Lessons from a Sleepy Northern Irish Village Ryan Pearce grew up in nondenominational evangelical congregations on the West Coast. His field education took him out of his comfort zone into a very traditional Presbyterian church in a small town.

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It was a journey Ryan Pearce had waited “I had never done academic theology and for since arriving at Princeton Theological really wanted to spend three years being Seminary. shaped, molded and challenged,” he says. “It was one of the best decisions I have The MDiv student went off to Northern ever made. Princeton does a great job of Ireland in August 2018 for a year of field setting you up with the theoretical and the education. practical. I feel I now have the framework and knowledge to sit down and do the “I never had the chance to study abroad deep work I need to do.” in college,” Pearce says. “And because my dad’s side of the family is Irish, I grew up One of the key lessons he has learned hearing about Ireland as this special place.” at Princeton Seminary is that preaching should always “fit the context” of people’s But Pearce, 26, a gregarious Bay Area lives. native who loves hanging out with friends in coffee shops, had little idea of At Groomsport, Pearce noticed congregants the challenges he would encounter—or were anxious about the future of their how much he would grow—when he left church in a graying community where Princeton for the sleepy seaside village of there was no influx of young parents. Groomsport. He suddenly found himself as assistant minister at the Groomsport Presbyterian Church, founded in 1841, where he encountered a small congregation of mostly elderly members who were resolutely traditional in worship style and not shy about expressing discontent. One woman admonished Pearce for bringing a cup of coffee into the pulpit. Others told him they loathed the modern praise-andworship music Pearce grew up listening to in West Coast evangelical churches. They called it “happy clappy.”

Pearce’s year at Groomsport now seems like a logical step in a journey in which he frequently feels pulled by God to new challenges. So, in one of his last sermons, “A Crisis of Hope,” he drew from Paul’s letters to validate their fears while seeking to allay any anxiety that the church had somehow failed in its mission. The congregation was touched, with many members thanking him afterward.

“My formative years were in West Coast, nondenominational church culture, and Now in his final year at Princeton, his goal I never really experienced a traditional is to work toward becoming a pastor. Presbyterian church,” Pearce says. “I made some mistakes. I said ‘I’m sorry’ a lot.” “Part of the reason for going to Groomsport was to see if being a pastor was what I was Pearce’s year at Groomsport now seems called to do, and if it was what I wanted to like a logical step in a journey in which do,” he says. He found it was. he frequently feels pulled by God to new challenges. “It’s hard. It’s exhausting. It’s occasionally thankless. And I love it.” He set out to become a doctor, majoring in neuroscience but, gradually lost interest in science. His continuing desire to help and heal people led him to ministry and The Inn, a well-regarded campus ministry


The field education program is a critical component of the Seminary's curriculum that helps students to discern their calling. The program is sustained by contributions made through the Annual Fund.

program at the University of Washington. When an admissions officer from Princeton Seminary visited one day, he decided it was time to venture to the East Coast.





Gloria Yi MDiv ‘02 pastor at Hope Presbyterian Church, Mitchellville, Maryland

WALK ING T HE PAT H OF T HE PASTOR Gloria Yi‘s Global Journey to Her Calling

Gloria Yi saw few women leaders in the church of her youth. But at Princeton Theological Seminary she met and studied with a scholar whose supportive, prayerful presence had a profound influence on discerning and following her calling.


Photograph by Sam Levitan Written by John Chadwick




Despite her doubts, Yi entered Princeton Theological Seminary in 1998 as a student in the Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation program. “Even at that point I didn’t think I would become a pastor,” she says.

Gloria Yi

But she soon encountered a teacher who would bring her to a deeper awareness. James E. Loder, Jr. was a faculty member at Princeton Seminary for nearly 40 years. Intellectually challenging in the classroom, he was also an ordained minister and distinguished academic who had a profound influence on generations of students.

Yi completed her undergraduate studies at Bryn Mawr College in 1996 and set off to East Asia. She needed a job, but she also wanted to reconcile her identity as an Asian American, a Christian, and a feminist. “In college I had begun searching for my identity, and I was ready to live it “I would go to him, extensively, and speak from the depth of my soul,” Yi says. “We would pray together, and he out,” Yi says. would say: ‘What is God saying to you?’’’ It was the start of an extraordinary two-year odyssey in which she gradually awakened to her calling and started Loder, who died in 2001, was an eminent scholar who on the path to seminary. She moved to Seoul, South Korea, focused on the transformation of the individual through where she was born, to teach English at a private girl’s faith and the critical role of Christian education in that high school, living and working alongside Roman Catholic transformation. He encouraged Yi to look deeply into the nuns, and traveling to China, where she ran a summer narrative of her life. camp with other Christian teachers. “There we were in this Communist country singing “Jesus Loves Me” and “This “Together we connected all the dots of my journey, all these different encounters with leadership,” she said. “He would Little Light of Mine,” she says. say to me, ‘Maybe that wasn’t a coincidence. Maybe that Yi also made a daring trek to the Chinese-North Korean was Jesus calling you.’” border to search for a long-lost grandmother, whom she never located. But her visit led her to the ethnic Korean Yi earned a Master of Divinity at Princeton Seminary in churches in the border area where she had the “eye- 2002, and emerged from Seminary determined to seek opening experience” of seeing that the congregations the answers to the many questions she still had, including what type of church would be the best fit. were led by women. A co-worker noticed her energy and leadership skills and offered some advice: Go to seminary. Her frenetic pace and can-do spirit came naturally. “I was very entrepreneurial,” Yi says. “I was always doing things.” But still she was skeptical. “I didn’t think I was seminary material,” she said. “I was always spiritual. But I grew up in a very conservative religious environment and never saw women in leadership positions.”

In 2003, she married a fellow Princeton Seminary graduate, Steve K. Yi, and the couple joined the staff at Woodside Presbyterian Church in Yardley, Pennsylvania. By 2008, Gloria Yi was an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), the mother of a young daughter, Emmanuella, and the associate pastor at Woodside. Four years later, in 2012, her husband found a lump on his neck. “He never, ever complained, but I think he must have known intuitively something was wrong,” Yi says.

leadership skills and offered some advice: Go to seminary. But as time passed, Yi realized she was at a crossroads. She needed to continue growing as a person and a minister. And that meant leaving the comfort of Woodside for a destination that was as yet unknown.

Like Yi’s parents, many of the immigrants at Hope Presbyterian Church had spent years in other countries, waiting to come to the United States. She instinctively understands their hopes, dreams, and fears. And she feels like she has come full circle.

As part of her job search, she wrote this personal statement that included a reflection on the death of her husband and its impact on her as a minister:

In a sermon she gave in fall 2018, Yi spoke of struggles and second chances.

“Because I ‘tasted’ death and so closely witnessed the power of the resurrection and eternal hope, God has prepared me to be a compassionate leader, one whose vulnerability and authority work together to pursue a life of purpose, meaning and emotional well-being.”

“No matter what our past was like, the time is now to answer and to be wise about our answers,” she said. “Whether you lost a loved one in the past, or you are wondering if you are going to lose your whole village, or whether you lost your marriage, or your job, or even your faith… you are given another opportunity now.”

In early 2018, Yi boldly set out again for a new spiritual challenge. She took a position as a solo pastor at a Maryland congregation that had faced its own struggles and losses but then experienced a rebirth. Like many congregations, Hope Presbyterian Church in the small suburban town of Mitchellville, about 15 miles east of Washington, D.C., had seen its membership peak and then dwindle amid demographic shifts in the community.

Yi has lived those words. So have many of her congregants.

But the church had since begun to rebound, in part from an influx of immigrants from West Africa—including Cameroon, Nigeria and Ghana—who joined together with the existing membership.

The late Professor James E. Loder, Jr., held the Mary D. Synnott Chair in Philosophy of Christian education, which was establised by the Estate of Ethel Demarest. Loder was influential in the lives of Gloria Yi, Juan-Daniel Espitia, any many other Seminary students.


Her husband sought immediate medical attention and was Yi’s Korean family had moved from Seoul to South America diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Ten months when she was two years old, then settled a decade later later, in December 2013, Steve died. He was 45. Yi was in in Philadelphia. Her parents, having finally achieved shock. She had been married for 10 years, and suddenly their dream of moving to the U.S., joined a large Korean she was a widow and single mom. church that became the center of the family’s immigrant life. Drawing on her Spanish fluency, Yi was occasionally “Your whole identity changes,” Yi says. called upon to translate for visiting Spanish-speaking The community at Woodside rallied around her and missionaries. Emmanuella, forming a loving, protective shell. “The first “That was the only time anybody ever saw a female in the two years were pure grief, and I was on autopilot,” Yi says. “Woodside basically helped with everything. They were chancel, and it was me,” she said. incredible.”

A coworker noticed her energy and




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Class of 2019 Tak Kin Ho Morgan Lindsey Holick Marvin Dewitt Hooks Sr. Mark Hoover Christopher Michael Houtz Justin Donald Hylden Nicholas James Isder Amy Maribeth Jensen William Alsbury Jordan Henrietta Rebekah Keazer Naomi Ketchens Erich Hans William Kussman Deborah Jinju Kwak Jade Dominique Lee Andrew Charles Lewis Juan Carlos Limon Ivy April Lopedito Emily Patricia Susan Lueder Willie Amos Magby Christina Ruth Manero Andrew Joseph Mogck Adam Michael Munshaw Ki Hyeok Nam Matthew Frederick Neumann Elaine Helen Nguyen * Inna Nikolyukin Stephen Thomas O'Neill Christopher Gregory Palmer Grace Hellweg Payne Hephzibah Nirmala Joy Penumaka Sunil Devindra Persad Daniel Ricardo Peverini Benjamin Kenneth Pykare Grace Miriam Rakow Jeremiah Chirag Ravindranath Austin Alyse Rehbein Amy C. Ruhf Darren Jason Saint-Ulysse Rachael Simone Schaad Brandon Timothy Schoeneweis Lauryn Elisabeth Schrock Hannah Elizabeth Sikes Alexis Jenna Silvoy Kalina Rae Smith Christopher Edward Stanley Kevin Michael Staunton Lisa Leigh Sullivan Spencer James Sundem Davidson Blake Sutherland Lydia Tembo * Mariana Elise Thomas TauVaughn Emanuel Toney Jerusha Ruth Turner

Eric Jonathan Tuttle Jakob Dillon Van Asten Brendan Van Gorder Klaas Jacob Walhout Kerwin LeDaniel Webb Audrey Elizabeth Webber Lauren Renea Whitfield John Wesley Wei Willison Emily Patricia Wilton Thomas Michael Wong Jabe Simon Ziino Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation Taylor Jonathan Austin Callie Shyvonne Crowder Julie Kay Demaree George Henry Erlandson Rashad Damar Grove Annalise Marie Bowman Hume Misook Kim Mattheis Scott Lorimor Daniel Goldman Mason Daniel Riad Nasry Christine Sinhye Park Kyle Eugene Sorkness Taylor Alexandria Street Master of Arts (Christian Education and Formation) Rose-Sophrinia Gbeu Brown Bickel Sarah Catherine Caley Adam Humer Lyons * Caitlyn Alexandra Posey Diandra Bree Tubergen Master of Arts (Theological Studies) Ruth Vida Amwe Akiko Fujita Van Antwerpen* Meagan Kristi Fisher Onsi Aaron Kamel John Payson Marsh Charles Ashby Neterer Michael Nichols Ryan Douglas Slaughter Audrey Farrell Thorne Jordan Alexander Ward

Master of Theology Jonathan Andrew Adams Seng Lat Aung Shin Chul Bae David Edward Basher Steven Kensen Chen Byung Ho Choi Chun Ho Terence Chu Larry Donell Covin Saye Didi Dolopei Holly Orr Hebditc Hkun Myo Ja Zachariah Joseph Kahler Hak Hyun Kim Lisa Li Felipe Alejandro Ocampo Sylvia Awuraa Akua Ofori-Amoako Chester Warren Olson Samuel Lalmuanpuia Pachuau Sang Woo Pak Jeffrey John Ross Emina Stevanovic Sampson Mantey Tieku Crystal Renee White Doctor of Philosophy Margaret Elaine Elwell Nathan Carl Johnson Rory Henry Misiewicz Xavier Deonte Pickett * Russell Christopher Powell Jolyon Glenn Rivoir Pruszinski Craig Anthony Rubano Andrew Thompson Scales Jeffrey Richard Skaff * Received degree October 2018


Master of Divinity Daniel Lord Amoako Matthew Alexander Arakaky Matthew Austin Arildsen Emily Ferstandig Arnold Brian Keith Ballard Richard Thurman Barnes Maryl Amanda Bennett Heidi Michelle Biermann Andrew Joseph Bock Tanisha Michelle Bostic Mat McEntee Bowen III Zachary Alexander Bragg Nathaniel Michael Brantingham Susan Marie Brasier Jean Palmer Broadhurst Brenton Miles Brock Mary Katherine Knight Buchanan Jonathan Wayne Burke Tyler Daniel Burke Henry Wesley Burt Sara Jane Bush Rachel Aileen Callender Emmanuel Castillo Bela J. Chain Jeffrey Brian Chu Melanie Faith Cicalese Andrew Curtiss Clack Kerry-Ann Alecia DaCosta Rachel Sarah Davis Thomas Frederick Dearduff Charles Michael Dost Lee Hamilton Downen Katherine Elizabeth Ellis Emily Ann Emminizer Ross Gregory English Lee Edward Enochs * Mathew James Enzler Alex Gamaliel Evangelista Laura Ayana Fairchild Eric Andrew Fisk Brett Michael Foote Kathleen Irene Garner-Jewett Zoe Alexandra Garry Rebecca Ann Gilmer Matthew Keith Goodale Daniel Yishai Gorenberg Brooke Noelle Greenburg Patrick Benjamin Haley Wayne Austin Hancock Thomas Brooks Hanrahan Justin DeLaun Henderson Max Murphy Hill Chesna Elizabeth Hinkley



2019–2020 New Faculty Members


Carter earned a PhD and master’s degree in United States history from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 and 2009, respectively; a master’s degree in American religious history at the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2005; and a bachelor’s degree in theology and English at Georgetown University in 2003.

Jay-Paul Hinds MDiv ’07, ThM ’08

“Given our current social climate and how much shame is assistant professor of pastoral theology pervasive throughout our culture, especially through social media, it is something that needs to be discussed in a Reading Dr. Jay-Paul Hinds’ curriculum vitae opens a wincongregational context,” Hinds says. “All of these courses dow onto the eclectic nature of his mind. With research are interdisciplinary and intercultural, especially the class and teaching interests ranging from black manhood and on shame. From my perspective, I have to discuss the Afthe black church to Hegelianism to pastoral care, even a rican American and non-Western histories of shame and certificate in psychoanalysis from the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute seems part of a vast, if not unorth- race.” odox, plan.

Yet returning to Princeton Theological Seminary as a faculty member surprises him. “It still hasn’t sunk in yet,” Hinds says. “It is a great honor. It’s absolutely a life-changing experience. The faculty are really committed to their students and to being the best in their fields.” Most recently, Hinds served as an assistant professor of pastoral care, practical theology, and psychology of religion at Howard University School of Divinity. He earned a PhD from Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion and a Bachelor of Arts in religion at Felician University, a Catholic institution in Lodi, New Jersey.

Elaine T. James MDiv ’07, ThM ’08, PhD ’13 associate professor of Old Testament

A scholar of the Song of Songs, Elaine T. James faced a common dilemma people have with biblical texts. “There’s the wonderful resource of having millions of readers of the book before you, but also the problem of what new could there be to say,” she says. What about the Songs’ lush descriptions of the natural world that are unlike anything else in the Bible—its treatment of vineyards, fields, and gardens?” she asks. “Even within the turn to ecological hermeneutics, there hasn’t been any treatment of this as a potentially central text for considering ancient conceptions of land or ecology,” she says. James is the author of Landscapes of the Songs of Songs: Poetry and Place (Oxford, 2017) and, most recently, assistant professor of theology at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Now she is back at Princeton Theological Seminary, this time as a member of the faculty.

He also served as an adjunct professor of pastoral theology at Princeton Seminary.

This fall, James co-taught Orientation to Old Testament Studies with Dennis Olson, professor of Old Testament. She will also teach a course on the exegesis of the Song of Songs, which will put contemporary ecological questions and concerns at its center. James co-edited Biblical Poetry and the Art of Close Reading (Cambridge, 2018) and is at work finishing a handbook of biblical poetry for an Oxford general-interest series called Essentials of Biblical Studies.

“I came to my academic studies with a pretty vested interest in our ecological future,” James says. “Over the last 15 years, it has become increasingly and alarmingly apparent that we’re in a state of crisis.” It’s an awareness that informs her work. “I think ancient traditions offer indigenous patterns of thought, or ways of thinking about the natural world that represent human thinking of and with landscape,” James says. “There are resources in these patterns of thought that can be illuminating and instructive for contemporary readers.”

It expands on his first book, Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago (Oxford, 2015), which explores intense Christian debates over the morality of capitalism in the Gilded Age. In spring, Carter will co-teach Christianity Since the Reformation with James Deming, associate professor of modern European church history. He also will teach American Christianity and Race.

Heath W. Carter associate professor of American Christianity

“History does not offer quick-and-easy solutions,” says Heath Carter. “But whether it is racial injustice or economic inequality, or any number of issues beyond, the challenges we face today are not new. Their roots stretch deep into the past. And if we don’t understand how we got here, we’ll struggle to find a faithful way forward.” Previously an associate professor of history at Valparaiso University, an independent Lutheran institution in Indiana, Carter is eager to engage with seminary students, given that his passions have long been at the intersection of the academy, the church, and the world. “The Seminary has a long tradition of shaping vital conversations within the American and global churches, and I look forward to being a part of carrying that tradition on to the next generation,” Carter says.


This fall, Hinds teaches Care of Self and Care of Congregation, a general introduction to pastoral theology, and The Minister and Spiritual Diagnosis. In the spring, Hinds will teach Intercultural Pastoral Care, which will explore non-Western forms of spiritual care, including communal forms, and Transformation of Shame and Transformation of Self.

This fall he taught History of American Christianity, a survey course, and Social Christianity and American Inequality, which relates to the book he is working on now. On Earth As It Is In Heaven: Social Christians and the Fight to End American Inequality, will offer a new history of American social Christianity from the Civil War through the civil rights movement.



2019–2020 Faculty

M. Craig Barnes, PhD, LHD (Hon.) President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry (Presbyterian) Afeosemime “Afe” Adogame, PhD Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Religion and Society (Anglican) Dale C. Allison, Jr., PhD Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament (Presbyterian) Kenneth Glenn Appold, PhD, Dr. Theol. Habil. James Hastings Nichols Professor of Reformation History (Lutheran) Eric D. Barreto, PhD Frederick and Margaret L. Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship) Raimundo César Barreto, Jr., PhD Assistant Professor of World Christianity (American Baptist Churches USA) Carl Clifton Black II, PhD Otto A. Piper Professor of Biblical Theology (Methodist) Lisa M. Bowens, PhD Assistant Professor of New Testament (Pentecostal) John Rennell Bowlin, PhD Robert L. Stuart Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics (Presbyterian) Michael Allen Brothers, PhD Associate Professor of Speech Communication in Ministry (Presbyterian)

Heath W. Carter, PhD Associate Professor of the History of American Christianity (Lutheran) Keri L. Day, PhD Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religion (Pentecostal) Kenda Creasy Dean, PhD Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture (Methodist) James Clifford Deming, PhD Associate Professor of Modern European Church History (Presbyterian) Heath Dewrell, PhD Assistant Professor of Old Testament (Episcopal) Frederick William “Chip” Dobbs-Allsopp, PhD Professor of Old Testament and James Lenox Librarian (Presbyterian) Nancy Janine Duff, PhD Stephen Colwell Associate Professor of Christian Ethics (Presbyterian) Robert Craig Dykstra, PhD Charlotte W. Newcombe Professor of Pastoral Theology (Presbyterian) Mary K. Farag, PhD Assistant Professor of Early Christian Studies (Orthodox) Nancy Lammers Gross, PhD Arthur Sarell Rudd Professor of Speech Communication in Ministry (Presbyterian) Jay-Paul Hinds, PhD Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology (Pentecostal) George Hunsinger, PhD Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology (Presbyterian)

Elaine T. James, PhD Associate Professor of Old Testament (Episcopal)

George Lewis Parsenios, PhD Associate Professor of New Testament (Greek Orthodox)

William Stacy Johnson, PhD, JD, DD (Hon.) Arthur M. Adams Professor of Systematic Theology (Presbyterian)

Brian Rainey, PhD Assistant Professor of Old Testament (Episcopal)

Jacqueline Evangeline Lapsley, PhD Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Professor of Old Testament (Presbyterian) Cleophus James LaRue, Jr., PhD, DD (Hon.) Francis Landey Patton Professor of Homiletics (National Baptist) Bo Karen Lee, PhD Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology and Christian Formation (Presbyterian) Gerald C. Liu, PhD Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching (United Methodist) Bruce Lindley McCormack, PhD, Dr. Theol. (Hon.) Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology, and Director of the Center for Barth Studies (Presbyterian) Elsie Anne McKee, PhD Archibald Alexander Professor of Reformation Studies and the History of Worship (Presbyterian) Gordon Stanley Mikoski, PhD Associate Professor of Christian Education, Chair and Director of PhD Studies (Presbyterian) Margarita A. Mooney, PhD Associate Professor of Congregational Studies (Roman Catholic) Dennis Thorald Olson, PhD Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology (Lutheran)

Faculty Books Published July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019 Eric D. Barreto In Tongues of Mortals and Angels: A Deconstructive Theology of God-Talk in Acts and Corinthians

Richard R. Osmer Cultivating Teen Faith: Insights from the Confirmation Project

with Jacob D. Myers and Thelathia “Nikki” Young

(Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018)

Hanna Reichel, ThD Associate Professor of Reformed Theology (Lutheran)

(Fortress Press, 2018)

Paul Edward Rorem, PhD Benjamin B. Warfield Professor of Medieval Church History (Lutheran)

(Westminster John Knox Press, 2018)

Dirk Jacobus Smit, Dr.Theol. PhD (Hon.) Rimmer and Ruth deVries Professor of Reformed Theology and Public Life (Reformed) Mark Stratton Smith, PhD Helena Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis (Roman Catholic) Mark Lewis Taylor, PhD Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Theology and Culture (Presbyterian) Sonia E. Waters, PhD Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology (Episcopal) Richard Fox Young, PhD Elmer K. and Ethel R. Timby Associate Professor of the History of Religions (Presbyterian)

Administrative Faculty

C. Clifton Black The Lord’s Prayer

Kenda Creasy Dean Consensus and Conflict: Practical Theology for Congregations in the Work of Richard R. Osmer

with Katherine M. Douglass

Brian Rainey Religion, Ethnicity and Xenophobia in the Bible: A Theoretical, Exegetical and Theological Survey (Routledge Press, 2018)

Mark S. Smith The Genesis of Good and Evil (Westminster John Knox Press, 2019)

with Blair D. Bertrand, Amanda Hontz Drury, and Andrew Root (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2019)

Nancy J. Duff Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life (Westminster John Knox Press, 2018)

Nathan T. Stucky Wrestling with Rest with foreword by Kenda Creasy Dean (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019)

Sonia E. Waters Addiction and Pastoral Care with foreword by John Swinton

Bo Karen Lee The Soul of Higher Education: Contemplative Pedagogy, Research and Institutional Life for the Twenty-first Century

(Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019)

Editor with Margaret Benefiel (Information Age Publishing, 2019)

Retired Faculty James H. Charlesworth Has Psalm 156 Been Found? with Brandon L. Allen (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2018) and

Jesus as Mirrored in John: The Genius in the New Testament (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2019)

Chester Polk, DMin Director of Field Education (American Baptist) Nathan Stucky, PhD Director of the Farminary Project (Mennonite) Martin Tel, DMA C.F. Seabrook Director of Music (Reformed)

Karlfried Froehlich & Darrell L. Guder Barth in Conversation: Volume 2, 1963 Editors with David C. Chao (Westminster John Knox Press, 2018)


Sally Ann Brown, PhD Elizabeth M. Engle Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship, Director of the Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching, and Chair and Director of Master’s Studies (Presbyterian)




2018–2019 Partners in Field Education

United States California Moreno Valley Sovereign Grace Community Church San Marino San Marino Community Church Sacramento Sutter Medical Center Los Angeles Cedar Sinai Medical Center Colorado Denver A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Durango First Presbyterian Church Connecticut Norwalk Norwalk Hospital New Haven Elm City Vineyard Church District of Columbia Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission Center for Public Justice Florida West Palm Beach Bethlehem Baptist Church Illinois Chicago Moody Bible Institute/MDL— Christian Spiritual Formation Certificate Program Massachusetts Harwich St. Peter's Lutheran Church

North Carolina Cedar Grove Anathoth Community Garden and Farm New Jersey Allentown Allentown Presbyterian Church Asbury Park Second Baptist Church of Asbury Park Burlington Doane Academy Camden Epiphany Fellowship of Camden Clinton Clinton Presbyterian Church Cranbury St. David's Episcopal Church Dayton First Presbyterian Church East Brunswick St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church East Windsor St. Paul Lutheran Church Meadow Lakes Edison New Dover United Methodist Church Elmwood Park Hanaim Church Ewing Covenant Presbyterian Church Transformation Church Fort Lee New Jersey Onnuri Community Church Hamilton NAMI Mercer Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Square First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square Highland Park Reformed Church of Highland Park

Hightstown First Presbyterian Church of Hightstown Kendall Park Grace Presbyterian Church Kingston Kingston Presbyterian Church Kingston United Methodist Church Mosaic Ministry of the United Methodist Church Lawrenceville Hope Presbyterian Church Lawrence Road Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville Slackwood Presbyterian Church Womanspace, Inc. Metuchen First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen Monroe Township Monroe Village Moorestown First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown New Brunswick New Brunswick Theological Seminary Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital St. Alban's Episcopal Church Newark Bethany Baptist Church Norwood Presbyterian Church Paramus Pilgrim Mission Church Parsippany Liquid Church Pennington Capital Health Pennington AG Church Pennington United Methodist Church Princeton Community Church Piscataway Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute Plainfield Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church Iglesia Presbiteriana Nuevas Fronteras

Plainsboro Byron Penn Medicine Princeton Health Princeton All Saints Church Christ Congregation Episcopal Church at Princeton University First Baptist Church of Princeton International Students, Inc. Lutheran Church of the Messiah Mother of God Orthodox Church Nassau Christian Center Nassau Presbyterian Church Novum Institute Princeton Korean Community Church Princeton Meadow Church Princeton United Methodist Church Princeton University Chapel Princeton University Chapel— Hallelujah Worship Princeton University—Pace Center for Civic Engagement Stone Hill Church The Christian Union Trinity Episcopal Church Young Life Princeton Princeton Junction First Presbyterian Church of Dutch Neck Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Skillman Graceway Presbyterian Church Somerset First Baptist Church at Lincoln Gardens Praise Presbyterian Church Summit Overlook Medical Center Titusville Grace Presbyterian Church Trenton Center for Child and Family Achievement Christina Seix Academy Shiloh Baptist Church Trinity Cathedral Union Baptist Church Urban Promise Westminster Presbyterian Church Trenton West Trenton Ann Klein Forensic Center Trenton Psychiatric Hospital— Pastoral Services Department

New York Brooklyn First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn Greenpoint Reformed Church New York City Academy for Christian Thought Advent Lutheran Church Middle Collegiate Church Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Judson Memorial Church Redeemer Presbyterian Church, West Side Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan New York—Presbyterian Weill Cornell Rochester Asbury First United Methodist Church Sackets Harbor Presbytery of Northern New York/ Samaritan Medical Center Ohio Pickerington St. Andrews Episcopal Church Salem Evergreen Church Pennsylvania Bethlehem St Luke's University Health Network Doylestown St. Paul‘s Lutheran Church Hatboro Casa Del Pueblo/Lehman UMC Lancaster Lancaster Mennonite Conference Langhorne St. Mary Medical Center New Hope Thompson Memorial Presbyteriann Church

Philadelphia Beacon Broad Street Ministry Christian Association at the University of Penn Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia Penn Medicine Presbytery of Philadelphia Tenth Presbyterian Church Wynewood Lankenau Medical Center Morrisville Morrisville Presbyterian Church State College Trinity Lutheran Church Texas Arlington Cornerstone Baptist Church Dallas Union Coffeehouse Ministries UT Southwestern Houston Brentwood Baptist Church San Antonio Covenant Baptist Church Washington Walla Walla Blue Mountain Community Church Seattle St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

International Brazil Vila Velha/ES Missão Praia da Costa e Faculdade Unida (The Mission and the United College) France Paris The American Church Ghana Adenta Victory Presbyterian Church India Aizawl Academy of Integrated Christian Studies (AICS) & Gilead Baptist Church Japan Kobe Kobe Union Church Tokyo Tokyo Union Church Liberia Monrovia Providence Baptist Church Nepal Kathmandu Kathmandu International Christian Congregation Church (KICC) Northern Ireland County Down Groomsport Presbyterian Church South Africa Johannesburgh St. Columba's Presbyterian Church

Princeton Seminary gratefully acknowledges the congregations, institutions, agencies, and individuals that provided field education opportunities and supervision for our students in 2018–2019.


Michigan Ann Arbor St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Minnesota Minneapolis CBE International Edina Fairview Ridges Hospital & Ebenezer Ridges Care Center




2019–2020 Board of Trustees


Dear Friends, With each passing year, I continue to give thanks to God for the ways in which our students, alumni, faculty, and staff serve the church of Jesus Christ. Within these pages are stories of faithfulness that have made a difference in the lives of congregations, in classrooms, and in communities where our students and graduates serve. You’ll read about the influence of our world-class faculty, of field education experiences, and of lifelong connections that took root and evolved on our campus. Your support has made possible this exceptional formation for ministry. It makes a difference in the lives of our students and all whom they will serve. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, thank you for your investment in the future generation of Christian leaders. Princeton Seminary thrives today because of your partnership. We are grateful for all you do. In Christ, Rev. Jeffrey V. O’Grady Princeton Theological Seminary Board Chair

Board of Trustees

Chair Jeffrey V. O’Grady San Marino, California

William P. Robinson Spokane, Washington

Todd B. Jones Nashville, Tennessee

Ruth Faith Santana-Grace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Shannon Johnson Kershner Chicago, Illinois

Mark P. Thomas St. Louis, Missouri

Secretary Karen Jackson-Weaver Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Margaret Grun Kibben Alexandria, Virginia

Robert S. Underhill Bronxville, New York

Darrell L. Armstrong Trenton, New Jersey

Hana Kim Seoul, South Korea

Jonathan L. Walton Cambridge, Massachusetts

Paul A. Branstad Wickenburg, Arizona

Don D. Lincoln West Chester, Pennsylvania

Peter E. Whitelock Lafayette, California

Gordon B. Fowler, Jr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deborah A. McKinley Craftsbury, Vermont

George B. Wirth Atlanta, Georgia

Nancy Oliver Gray Roanoke, Virginia

Camille Cook Murray Washington, D.C.

Steven Toshio Yamaguchi Long Beach, Caliofornia

Heather Sturt Haaga La Cañada, California

Phebe Novakovic Falls Church, Virginia

Sung-Bihn Yim Seoul, South Korea

Craig A. Huff New York, New York

Scott D. Renninger Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Alison McCord Zimmerman Cincinnati, Ohio

Vice Chair Leslie W. Braksick Sewickley, Pennsylvania


Thomas R. Johnson Sewickley, Pennsylvania


5+ Alumni live in every state

States with Most Alumni New Jersey Pennsylvania California

13% of All Alumni live in New Jersey

Alumni in Territories Puerto Rico 10 Virgin Islands 1

15 134 940 197 19 26 32 25 42 154 17 374 7











South America

International Countries with Most Alumni Canada South Korea Germany

Alumni by States West Alaska Arizona California Colorado Hawaii Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico Oregon Utah Washington Wyoming



North America








Total Alumni Worldwide: 11,322


Total Alumni in the U.S.: 10,402


Alumni by Continents


Alumni by U.S. Regions



Alumni Furthest from Campus (approx.) Australia (36) 10, 509 miles Indonesia (16) 9,661 miles New Zealand (17) 8, 767 miles

485 Alums are veterans or active duty military

Alumni by Countries South Alabama Arkansas Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Mississippi North Carolina Oklahoma South Carolina Tennessee Texas West Virginia Virginia

61 18 67 52 435 280 108 32 271 35 483 51 160 193 419 32 421

Midwest Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North Dakota Ohio South Dakota Wisconsin

326 203 87 69 289 262 114 38 13 310 26 106

Northeast Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont

118 52 186 51 1,364 628 989 23 48

North America Anguilla Bahamas Canada Cayman Islands Costa Rica Cuba Jamaica Mexico Panama Trinidad & Tobago United States & Territories Virgin Islands, UK

10,413 1

5 1 10 1 1 2 1 2 1

Europe Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom

2 2 1 2 8 62 2 24 1 3 1 1 10 2 1 1 3 17 126

Africa Cameroon Egypt Ghana Kenya Liberia Madagascar Malawi Nigeria South Africa Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

2 11 21 4 7 1 3 10 17 2 1 1 1

Asia & Pacific/Australia Australia Burma China Fiji Guam Hong Kong India Indonesia Japan Lebanon Malaysia Myanmar New Zealand Oman Pakistan Palestine Philippines Russian Federation Samoa Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand

36 5 4 2 1 13 62 16 36 7 16 13 17 1 3 1 6 1 1 6 99 4 33 4


South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Ecuador Guyana Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Uruguay Venezuela

1 7 123 1 2 2 5 3 1 2



2018–2019 Financial Report


Thank You for What Your Gifts Make Possible

Annual Fund (July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019)

Income from our endowment, major gifts, and Annual Fund allow us to offer all students generous financial support and a world-class education. Every donation helps us prepare faithful Christian leaders. The incredible legacy inherited by Princeton Theological Seminary students is made possible by the seeds of generosity sowed since the Seminary’s founding in 1812. We are thankful for each and every donor who continued this legacy by planting seeds this past year.

Gifts to the Annual Fund go directly into the Seminary’s operating budget to fund current programs and to provide money for important new initiatives. These critical unrestricted funds allow us to sustain our generous scholarship program, enrich our residential model of formation, meet unexpected challenges, and seize new opportunities.

$4,298,046 Total Gifts Received During the 2019 Fiscal Year

$1,160,561 Raised by the 2018–2019 Annual Fund

2,003 Donors Made Gifts During the 2018–2019 Fiscal year

(July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019; includes restricted gifts, unrestricted gifts, and endowed gifts.)

($13,565 more than last fiscal year)

(74 more donors than last fiscal year)

Operating Budget Revenues


(July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019)

(July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019)

Total $51,557,244

Total $51,557,244

Distribution from Endowment



$11,468,955 18%

Tuition & Fees


General & Administration

$9,297,502 17%

Auxiliary Enterprises


(Food Services, Housing, Campus Store)



Scholarship/Student Aid




Student Services


Educational & Instructional Technology


Auxiliary Enterprises



69% 17%

Unrestricted Gifts & Grants

Operations & Maintenance

$1,118,000 $793,078



7% 22% 6%

(Funds Held by Others, Other Revenue)

(Center for Children, Food Services, Housing, Campus Store)


2% 2%


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