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New President at RTS/Charlotte
October 4, 2012
(CHARLOTTE, NC) - October 4, 2012 - Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael J. Kruger as president of RTS/Charlotte effective January 1, 2013. RTS also wishes to express its sincere thanks to Dr. Rod Culbertson for stepping in as the campus executive director to oversee operations when Dr. Milton began his transition into the chancellorship of RTS. We are grateful for Rod's selfless service. He will now return to the classroom to teach.
Dr. Kruger is currently professor of New Testament, and academic dean at RTS/Charlotte. He will continue his teaching responsibilities but a new academic dean will be appointed. Dr. Kruger received a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in California, and a Ph.D. from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the author of The Gospel of the Savior (E.J. Brill, 2005) and Canon Revisited (Crossway,2012). He is also the co-author of Gospel Fragments (Oxford University Press, 2009) and The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture’s Fascination with Diversity has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity (Crossway, 2010).
Dr. Kruger is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and is a member of Central Carolina Presbytery. In addition to his faculty duties, he currently serves part time as the pastor of teaching at Uptown Christ Covenant Church in downtown Charlotte. Prior to joining the RTS faculty, Dr. Kruger served in the pastorate for several years at Church of the Redeemer in Mesa, AZ. There he developed a passion for preaching and ministry which he passes on to his students in the classroom. He is married to Melissa and has three children, Emma (11), John (8), and Kate (5). In his spare time, he enjoys fresh and saltwater fishing in North Carolina.
Dr. Michael A. Milton, chancellor of RTS responded to the appointment of Dr. Kruger by saying, "I could not be more thrilled about the appointment of Dr. Michael Kruger as the next president of RTS Charlotte. Mike is not only a first rate scholar, a proven leader as our former academic dean, and a highly sought-after classroom teacher, Mike is a preacher of the gospel. Dr. Kruger casts a biblical vision of the Kingdom of God and our urgent need to prepare pastor-scholars in the inerrant Scriptures for another generation. He does so out of a deep conviction and obvious moving of the Holy Spirit in his own life. I commend him to the campus, the RTS system and to the Church as my personal choice for this important position."