CPT Fellowships


The pastoral calling too often isolates the pastor-theologian from the network of relationships so crucial to the theological task. Further, the demands and expectations of local church ministry seldom support the scholarly calling. In light of these hurdles, the Center hosts four Fellowships organized to provide a select group of pastor-theologians with the motivation, network, and resources necessary for the scholarly task.

St. Anselm Fellowship

Dr. Scott Hafemann (Theological Mentor)
Reader in New Testament  St. Mary’s College
University of Saint Andrews

Dr. Todd Wilson
PhD, New Testament, Cambridge University
President, The Center For Pastor Theologians

Dr. Gerald Hiestand
PhD, Classics, University of Reading
Senior Pastor, Calvary Memorial Church, Oak Park, IL

Dr. Bill Barker
PhD, Old Testament, Cambridge University
Senior Pastor at Life Point Church, Quincy, IL

Dr. David Morlan
PhD, Theology and Religion
Durham University

Co-founder and Pastor of Fellowship Denver, Denver, CO

Dr. David Rudolph
PhD New Testament, Cambridge University
Director of Messianic Jewish Studies at The King’s University in Southlake, TX

Rev. Jay Thomas
ThM, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Lead Pastor, Chapel Hill Bible Church, Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Jim Samra
PhD, New Testament, Oxford University
Senior Pastor at Calvary Church, Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Joel Lawrence
PhD, Theology, Cambridge University
Senior Pastor, Central Baptist Church, St. Paul, MN

Dr. Joel Willitts
PhD, New Testament, Cambridge University
Professor & Chair of the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies, North Park University, Chicago, IL

Dr. John Yates
PhD, New Testament, Cambridge University
Rector, Holy Trinity Church, Anglican, Raleigh, NC

Dr. Preston Sprinkle
PhD, New Testament, Aberdeen University
Author and Speaker

Dr. Stephen Witmer
PhD, New Testament, Cambridge University
Lead Pastor at Pepperell Christian Fellowship in Pepperell, MA

Dr. T. Ryan Jackson
PhD, New Testament, Cambridge University
Senior Pastor at The Capital Church, Garner, NC

Dr. Trygve Johnson
PhD, Theology, University of St. Andrews
Hinga-Boersma Dean of the Chapel at Hope College, Holland, MI

Dr. Nicholas Ellis
DPhil, Theology, University of Oxford
Director, Academic Partnerships, The Emmanuel Foundation, Chapel Hill, NC

Jonathan Cummings
MA Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Pastor of Local and Global Outreach, Calvary Memorial Church

Dr. Charles Anderson
PhD, New Testament, Cambridge University
Lead Pastor, Redeemer, Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Tim Fox
PhD, New Testament, University of St. Andrews
Senior Pastor, Christ the King Presbyterian, Austin, TX

Dr. Gavin Ortlund
PhD, Historical Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Ojai, CA

St. John Fellowship

Dr. Douglas A. Sweeney
(Theological Mentor)
Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Jason Hood
PhD, New Testament, Aberdeen University
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Dr. Douglas Sean O’Donnell
PhD, University of Aberdeen
Senior Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elgin, IL

Dr. Michael LeFebvre
PhD, Old Testament, Aberdeen University
Pastor at Christ Church, IN

Rev. Matthew Mason
PhD Candidate, Aberdeen University
Rector, Church of the Resurrection, Salisbury, England

Dr. Mickey Klink
PhD, New Testament, University of St. Andrews
Senior Pastor, Hope Evangelical Free Church, Roscoe, IL

Dr. Jeff Hubing
PhD, New Testament and Early Christianity, Loyola University
Director, The Fire School of Ministry, Co-pastor, Cross Culture Church, Chicago, IL

Dr. Jeremy Treat
PhD, Theology, Wheaton College
Pastor, Reality LA, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Chris Bruno
PhD, Biblical Theology (NT), Wheaton College
Assistant Professor of New Testament, Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Matthew Ward
PhD, Baptist and Free Church Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Minister of Music, Education, and Technology at Retta Baptist Church, Burleson TX

Dr. Gary Shultz
PhD, Systematic Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Fulton, MO

Dr. Mark Rogers
PhD, Historical Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
CrossWay Community Church, Bristol, WI

Dr. Douglas Estes
PhD, New Testament, University of Nottingham
Director of the DMin Program, South University, Columbia, SC

Dr. Jason Nicholls
PhD, Religious Studies, Marquette
Pastor at Redeemer Missionary Church, South Bend, IN

Dr. Josh Chatraw
PhD, Biblical Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Director of The Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement, Liberty University

Dr. Dan Brendsel
PhD, New Testament and Biblical Theology, Wheaton College
Director of the Mission Training Academy and Adult Education, Grace Church of Dupage, Warrenville, IL

Dr. Joey Sherrard
PhD, Theology, St. Andrews University
Associate Pastor of Discipleship, Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, Signal Mountain, TN

Dr. Gray Sutanto
PhD, Theology, University of Edinburgh
Teacher and Co-Founder of the Gathering, Jakarta; Elder at Covenant City Church, Jakarta

St. Augustine Fellowship

Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer
(Theological Mentor)

Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Rachel Stahle
PhD, Historical & Systematic Theology, Boston University
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, PA

Dr. Neal Presa
PhD, Liturgical Studies , Drew University
Associate Pastor, Village Community Presbyterian Church, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Dr. Ben White
PhD Candidate, New Testament, Durham University
Pastoral Tutor, St. John’s College, Durham University

Dr. Nathan Barczi
PhD Candidate, Theology, University of Nottingham
PhD in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Associate Pastor, Christ the King Presbyterian, Cambridge, MA

Dr. JT English
PhD, Systematic Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Institute Pastor, The Village Church, Flower Mound, TX

Dr. Austin Shaw
PhD in Patristics, University of Oxford
Assistant Pastor, Grace Church, CMA, Middleburg Heights, OH

Joey Cochran
PhD Candidate, Church History, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Pastor of Middle School Discipleship and Communications, Calvary Memorial Church, Oak Park, IL

Dr. Jennifer McNutt
PhD, History, St. Andrews University
Parish Associate and Teaching Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Glen Ellyn, IL
Associate Professor of Theology & History of Christianity, Wheaton College

Dr. Jon English Lee
PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Pastor of Education and Administration, Morningview Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL

Dr. Babatunde Oladimeji
PhD Candidate, Intercultural Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary
DMin in Leadership, Asbury Theological Seminary

Assisting Priest, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Frankfort, KY

Dr. Jady Koch
ThD, Systematic Theology, Humboldt University
Rector, St Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, Harrods Creek, KY

Dr. Amy Peeler
PhD, Biblical Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary
Associate Rector, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Geneva, IL
Associate Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College

Dr. Daryl Ellis
PhD, Theology, Vanderbilt University
Associate Pastor For Spiritual Formation and Mission, Mission Viejo, CA

Dr. Kiem Le
PhD, Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Lead Pastor, Living Word Community Church, San Jose, CA

Dr. Eric C. Redmond
PhD, Capital Seminary and Graduate School
Assistant Professor of Bible, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
Associate Pastor, Calvary Memorial Church, Oak Park, IL

Dr. Chris Ganski
PhD, Systematic Theology, Marquette University
Pastor, City Reformed Church, Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Nathan Chang
PhD, Church History, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
English Pastor, Chinese Evangelical Church, Hillsboro, OR

Dr. Laurie Norris
PhD, Biblical Theology, Wheaton College
Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies, Moody Bible Institute

ST. Peter Fellowship

Dr. Peter Leithart
(Theological Mentor)
President, The Theopolis Institute

Dr. Robert Kinney
PhD, New Testament, University of Bristol
Director of Ministries, Charles Simeon Trust

Dr. Matt O’Reilly
PhD, New Testament, University of Gloucestershire
Pastor, St. Mark United Methodist Church, Mobile, AL

Dr. Cory Wilson
PhD, Intercultural Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary
Pastor at City Church, Cleveland, OH

Dr. Chris Castaldo
PhD, Historical Theology, London School of Theology
Pastor, New Covenant Church, Naperville, IL

Jarrod Longbons
PhD Candidate, University of Nottingham
Minister of Education and Discipleship, Peachtree Christian Church, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Josh Philpot
PhD, Old Testament, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Pastor of Worship and Administration, Founders Baptist Church, Spring, TX

Dr. Dillon Thornton
PhD, New Testament, University of Otago
Senior Pastor, Faith Community Church, Seminole, FL

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Huggins
PhD, Theology, Stellenbosch University
College Chaplin and Adjunct Professor of Religion at Berry College, Mount Berry, GA

Dr. Ed Gerber
PhD, New Testament, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
Lead Pastor, Willoughby Christian Reformed Church, Langley, BC

Benjamin Espinoza
MA Christian Education, Asbury Theological Seminary; PhD Candidate, Student, Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University

J. Ryan Davidson
PhD Candidate, Patristic Pastoral Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Pastor, Grace Baptist Chapel, Hampton, VA

Dr. Benjamin Petroelje
PhD, New Testament
University of Edinburgh
Pastor, 14th Street Christian Reformed Church, Holland MI

Ernest Gray
PhD Candidate, Biblical Studies, McMaster Divinity College
Senior Pastor, Keystone Baptist Church, Chicago, IL

Dr. Matthew Wilcoxen
PhD, Theology, Charles Sturt University
Associate Pastor, Church of the Resurrection, Washington, DC

Dr. Adam Copenhaver
PhD, New Testament, University of Aberdeen
Senior Pastor, Mabton Grace Brethren Church, Mabton, WA


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