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    Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is searching for the person called to be our next president. We seek a leader with a strong and critical love for the Church and theological education who has the ability to cultivate relationships inside and beyond the Seminary, in the service of fulfilling our vision of building bridges.


    • Administer the Seminary by working creatively and collaboratively with the Trustees, faculty, administrators, staff, and students;
    • Apply the authority and duties ordinarily vested in the chief executive officer of an educational institution to empower and inspire others in the Seminary community to carry out their responsibilities with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love;
    • Nurture a learning, teaching, and working community that prepares graduates to reflect theologically and live faithfully into a complex, interreligious society and world;
    • Provide effective leadership with a proven track record in fundraising;
    • Represent and serve as principal spokesperson for the Seminary and preside on public occasions;
    • Intentionally cultivate relationships with those outside of the Seminary both locally and globally;
    • Promote the identity and values of our community’s vision as stated above, and recommend long-range goals and objectives to the Board and devise the organization, policies, financial plans, and schedules designed to reach these goals;
    • By virtue of the office, participate as a member of Faculty and serve as the Presiding Officer;
    • Converse intelligently in the areas of finances, institutional operations, theology, and academics;
    • Be a member of a congregation or presbytery in the PCUSA.


    Louisville Seminary has been serving the Reformed tradition for more than 160 years, and we are committed to continuing that relationship. At the same time, Louisville Seminary is an increasingly diverse community embracing many traditions and has a history of being a voice for social justice. We are committed to growing as a multicultural, racially just, and inclusive place of learning and living and to deepening ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. Our emphasis on relational, face-to-face education in preparation for ministry has been backed up by full-tuition scholarships for every master's degree student since fall, 2015. Louisville Seminary is a stable and adaptable, endowment driven institution led by an enthusiastic board, dedicated staff and administrators, a superb faculty, and gifted students. It is known for holding high academic standards, building bridges across various divides, and effectively integrating practice and theory in its degree programs.


    The Louisville Seminary Presidential Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, resume/CV, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the following address. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

    Presidential Search Committee
    Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
    c/o Lant B. Davis, Chair
    P.O. Box 531304
    Birmingham, AL 35253

    For questions, email: info@lptspsc.org

    Louisville Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (except as religion may be a bona fide occupational qualification for certain positions at the Seminary), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.

    To submit names of possible candidates for this position, download, complete and submit the Recommendation Form.
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