[Note: Since this has been sent to the official Covenant Seminary family as well as PCA news organs, I thought it'd be appropriate to post this announcement here as well]
With thanks to the Lord, I am pleased to announce to the Covenant Seminary family that Dr. Sean Lucas has been appointed as our next Vice President for Academics, effective January 1, 2007. Dr. Lucas joined Covenant as Adjunct Professor of Church History and Coordinator of Candidate Relations in 2004. He was made Assistant Professor of Church History in 2005 and Dean of Faculty in 2006. Prior to coming to Covenant Seminary he served as Assistant Pastor of Community Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Louisville, KY and as Archives and Special Collections Librarian at Southern Seminary. He earned his PhD in Historical and Theological Studies at Westminster Seminary and is the author of two books on Presbyterian history and identity and has served as the co-editor of two other books, including Covenant Seminary’s 50th Anniversary volume, All for Jesus. Dr. Lucas and his wife, Sara, have four children and have been faithful, hard-working supporters of the ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church since they arrived in St. Louis.
Dr. Lucas’s appointment concludes the work of a joint faculty, administration and Board screening committee that has been processing applications since last August, when our present Vice President for Academics Dr. Donald Guthrie announced his intention to move into a more concentrated teaching role. I want to thank Dr. Guthrie for his years of laudatory service to this institution, distinguishing himself as an administrator of deep affection for the Lord, great vision for what this institution can be, and love for his colleagues and staff. I also want to thank the members of the Screening Committee (Dean of Students, Mark Dalbey, Professor of Church Planting Phil Douglass, Vice President for Advancement Dave Wicker, Board Chairman Walt Turner, Board Vice-chair Bill French, and Board Academic Committee Chairman Rev. David Sinclair) who have been so diligent and godly in conducting the interviews for this appointment. We praise God for his faithful leading and pray that he will bless us through this expanded ministry of Dr. Lucas.