The Board of Trustees of Christian Theological Seminary today announced that after six years at the helm of Christian Theological Seminary, Matthew Myer Boulton will step down from the presidency on August 1, 2017, in order to return to his first love of teaching, writing and academic work.
“While we were saddened to hear this news, we understand and value the extraordinary leadership that President Boulton has brought to CTS. During his tenure, the school redesigned its Master of Divinity curriculum, established the Center for Pastoral Excellence, created the world’s first PhD program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric, and launched the Faith & Action project focused on reducing poverty,” says Daniel F. Evans, Jr., chair of the CTS Board of Trustees. “We will begin a national search to identify the next CTS president, seeking someone who can continue this momentum and work with our esteemed faculty, staff, and students.”
Beginning in September, Dr. Bill Kincaid, Herald B. Monroe Associate Professor of Leadership and Ministry Studies at CTS, will assume the role of interim president until the new president arrives. Throughout this transition, the Seminary will continue to execute its strategic initiatives.
President Boulton, his administrative team and the CTS faculty have guided the seminary through a period of revitalization and community engagement, including progress on enrollment, doubling the school’s yearly fund raising, strengthening its financial foundation and raising its public profile.
“I am enormously grateful for the opportunity to serve CTS and its historic mission alongside so many dedicated, talented colleagues,” says Boulton. “CTS is now poised for a new season of continued progress toward its mission to form disciples of Jesus Christ for church and community leadership and to serve God’s transforming of the world.”