Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Beach   Dr. J. Mark Beach is Professor of Ministerial and Doctrinal Studies. He is also the Managing Editor of the Mid-America Journal of Theology. Dr. Beach is the author of Volume 1 of the Reformed Historical Theology Series, Christ and the Covenant: Francis Turretin's Federal Theology as a Defense of the Doctrine of Grace and Piety's Wisdom. He has translated A Sign of Faithfulness: Covenant & Baptism by H. Westerink and has written the forward to Saved by Grace by Herman Bavinck (translated by Nelson D. Kloosterman). He is also an Associate Pastor at Redeemer United Reformed Church in Dyer, Indiana.
 

 

Rev. Mininger   Rev. Marcus Mininger is an Assistant Professor in New Testament Studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary. He is also an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Prior to his appointment at Mid-America, Rev. Mininger taught at Princeton Theological Seminary, St. Joseph’s University, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He has spoken at both scholarly and ecclesiastical conferences and contributed articles to journals such as the Princeton Seminary Bulletin, Koinonia, and New Horizon. Recently, he was appointed as a co-editor of the Mid-America Journal of Theology. He is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.
 

 

Rev. Strange   Rev. Alan D. Strange is Associate Professor of Church History. He is also the the Dean of Students, Registrar and the Theological Librarian. He is Associate Pastor at New Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church in New Lenox, Illinois.

 

Rev. Vander Hart   Rev. Mark D. Vander Hart is Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies. He is also the Ministerial Apprenticeship Program Director. Rev. Vander Hart has written several Bible studies, including: Genesis 1-11, Jacob, and Joseph and Judah. He is an elder at Oak Glen United Reformed Church in Lansing, Illinois.

 

Dr. Venema   Dr. Cornelis P. Venema is Professor of Doctrinal Studies. He is also the President of the Seminary. Dr. Venema has written many books, including: Volume 2 of the Reformed Historical Theology Series, Accepted and Renewed in Christ: The ‘Twofold Grace of God’ and the Interpretation of Calvin's Theology; Getting the Gospel Right; Heinrich Bullinger and the Doctrine of Predestination; The Promise of the Future; The Gospel of Free Acceptance in Christ; But for the Grace of God; What We Believe; Christ and the Future; and Children at the Lord's Table? Assessing the Case for Paedocommunion. He is also Associate Pastor at Redeemer United Reformed Church in Dyer, Indiana.