Princeton Theological Seminary installed its seventh president, Dr. M. Craig Barnes, on Oct. 23, Town Topics reported. Barnes is a professor of pastoral ministry.
The installation ceremony took place in the University Chapel and included delegates from institutions of higher learning all over the world. University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 delivered an address to welcome Barnes into his new office.
“While the Seminary and University have distinct missions, at the core of both of our institutions is a commitment to examining questions that help us understand, support and strengthen our society. As fellow Princeton citizens and intellectual partners, we should continue to encourage the scholarly collaborations that have benefited both institutions for the past two centuries,” Eisgruber said.
Barnes, 57, has previously taught at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He has worked as a pastor in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Madison, Wis.; and at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.