The Trinity School for Ministry Board of Trustees announced May 16 that the Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry has accepted a call by the board to become the new dean and president. He succeeds the Rt. Rev. Dr. John H. Rodgers, who left retirement to serve as interim dean and president beginning in August 2007.
Trinity, located in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition.
"The Lord has blessed us indeed, as Justyn will assume the awesome responsibility of Trinity's vital role as a bearer of an orthodox evangelical witness in North America," said the Rev. Canon David Roseberry, chairman of the Board of Trustees.
"Dr. Justyn Terry is a superb leader, a tested pastor and a leading scholar of gospel and culture," said the Rev. Geoff Chapman, search committee co-chair. "His election is a sign of hope for the future of evangelical Anglicanism and the gospel we love. His warmth of heart, clarity of mind and depth of faith will be a model for those who join us at Trinity."
Terry, 42, was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1996. After undergraduate studies in physics at Keble College, Oxford (UK), and graduate studies in theology and ministry at Cranmer Hall, St. John's College, Durham (UK), Dr. Terry received the PhD in Systematic Theology from King's College, London, in 2003. Since 2005 he has served as Trinity's Associate Professor of Systematic Theology. Prior to coming to Trinity, he was rector of St. Helen's Church, a church plant in North Kensington, London.
Terry and his wife, Cathy, live in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and have two young daughters, Sophia and Lydia. He will begin his duties on July 1, 2008.