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Princeton Theological Seminary Presidential Search

May 28, 2022

“Theological institutions all across the country are facing a crisis in their enrollment decline as the churches have been declining. In this context, Princeton Theological Seminary is searching for their next President. Our prayers are with them so that they may find the next leader who can navigate the turbulent waters of Christianity.” Young Lee Hertig

Princeton Theological Seminary (the Seminary), located in the vibrant town of Princeton, New Jersey, invites nominations and applications for the position of President.

The President of the Seminary will be Christ-centered, theologically well-grounded, and have an astute understanding of the unique challenges facing 21st-century theological education. 

The Seminary is deeply committed to its Presbyterian identity and heritage. Credentials as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) with a PhD in a relevant field are preferred. The successful candidate will have evidence of recognized scholarship and a record of progressive responsibility in executive leadership in the church, the academy, or a non-profit or faith-based organization. The President will joyfully model servant leadership and unify diverse groups of people around an inspiring vision. The President will represent the Seminary with a greater external focus and promote its unique platform for advancing the church’s influence in a complex world. The President will have an optimistic and entrepreneurial spirit and the emotional intelligence to authentically engage others with humility, inter-cultural competence, and diplomacy. Additional demonstrated capabilities in fund-raising, team building, strategic planning and exceptional communication skills are expected.


To receive full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than August 15, 2022. Application materials must include:

  • A letter of interest, which responds directly to the leadership priorities and qualifications outlined in the Presidential Search Profile. 
  • A current curriculum vitae; and
  • The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references (please indicate your relationship with each). No references will be contacted without prior permission granted by the candidate.

Application materials should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF) to: 


The Presidential Search is being assisted by AGB Search. Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Loren Anderson, Ph.D.

Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search

Mobile: (253) 223-3566


Shannon McCambridge, J.D. LL.M

Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search

Mobile: (206) 310-7560


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