Trinity Appoints Two New Faculty Members
AMBRIDGE, PA – May 11, 2012 – At its Baccalaureate Service on May 11, 2012, Trinity School for Ministry announced the appointment of two new professors of New Testament, Dr. Wesley Hill and the Rev. Dr. Peter Walker. Both of these new Faculty members will begin teaching in the fall of 2012.
Dr. Hill recently received his PhD from the University of Durham, UK where he also received his Master of Arts. He has international teaching experience and comes to Trinity with glowing references. He already has several publications including Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality.
Dr. Walker holds both a PhD in New Testament from Cambridge University, UK, and a DPhil from Oxford University, UK. He has taught for many years at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, UK. He has written many books includingIn the Steps of Jesus and In the Steps of Paul, both of which are illustrated guides to the places mentioned in the Bible. The Rev. Dr. Michael Green has said of Dr. Walker, “Half of him is the academic theologian, and the other half is the teaching and pastoring practitioner, which is of course just what you want in a seminary.”
Trinity originally intended to hire only one new professor to fill the void left by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Grant LeMarquand who was recently appointed to be the Area Bishop of the Horn of Africa. After reviewing the applications of many quality candidates, the search committee asked both Dr. Hill and Dr. Walker to visit the campus for an interview. The Rev. Christopher Klukas, Trinity’s Director of Communications, heard both professors deliver sample lectures. “Both candidates were clearly of an exceptionally high caliber,” he said, “I knew immediately that the Faculty would really want them both.”
Speaking of the Faculty’s deliberations, the Very Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry, Dean and President of Trinity School for Ministry remarked, “as we prayed about this important decision, we had a clear sense that we need both of these individuals. We are very pleased to be able to invite both of them to join us.”
Trinity School for Ministry is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition. Begun in 1976, the seminary has trained more than 1,000 graduates and many others who serve in ministries all over the world. As a global center for Christian formation, Trinity continues to produce outstanding leaders who can plant, renew, and grow churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ.