Mid-America Reformed Seminary Announces Search for Next President

For Immediate Release
May 25, 2022

The Presidential Search Committee (PSC) announces a formal search for the next President of Mid-America Reformed Seminary.

Dyer, IN – The PSC is chaired by Rev. James Sawtelle (RCUS), President of the Board of Trustees. Rev. Sawtelle is joined by fellow Trustees: Dr. Camden Bucey (OPC), Rev. Harry Zekveld (URCNA), Dr. Edwin Kreykes (URCNA), and Mr. Herb Sinke (URCNA). Faculty members Dr. J. Mark Beach (URCNA), Dr. Alan Strange (OPC), and Rev. Mark Vander Hart (URCNA), along with Seminary Administrators Mr. Michael Deckinga (URCNA) and Mr. Keith LeMahieu (OPC), also serve on the PSC. Mid-America Reformed Seminary President Dr. Cornelis P. Venema (URCNA) serves on the PSC as an ex officio member.

Rev. Sawtelle comments, “The Seminary has been immeasurably blessed to enjoy the humble, mature, and Christ-like leadership of Dr. Venema over the last twenty years. Our Lord Jesus has poured out his gifts upon his church. It is out of that conviction and confidence that we are setting about on the search for our next President. We are praying for the Lord's provision of a man who sincerely loves Christ above all, is wholeheartedly committed to the biblical and historic Reformed confessions, loves Christ's Church, and has a passion for preaching and teaching – training men for the gospel ministry in the 21st century. Additionally, he must be comfortable with a variety of administrative duties, cultivate a collaborative working environment among the faculty and staff, and develop warm and engaged relationships with the student body and the Seminary’s constituency. We believe the Lord is preparing such a man to help shape and guide this institution into what we pray will be a prosperous and God-glorifying future.”

The application deadline for the position is March 1, 2023. 

Information about the Seminary and the Office of the President can be found here. Mid-America Reformed Seminary welcomes nominations and applications. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and most recent CV to info@midamerica.edu.

Founded in 1981, Mid-America Reformed Seminary serves Christ and His church by assisting in the formation and preparation of servants for the Kingdom of God. Wholeheartedly committed to the biblical Gospel, the infallibility of the Word of God, and the biblical riches of the Reformed confessions, its primary purpose is to train men for the gospel ministry of Jesus Christ. Mid-America Reformed Seminary also provides solid theological training for others among God’s people whose life callings may be enhanced by theological education.