Chad Van Dixhoorn


Church History

Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn (PhD, Cambridge University) will join Westminster faculty as Professor of Church History and Director of the Craig Center for the Study of the Westminster Standards in June 2018. Dr. Van Dixhoorn is currently serving at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, DC as Chancellor’s Professor of Historical Theology and Associate Professor of Church History. He also serves as an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Van Dixhoorn has held a number of additional teaching positions and has also served as an Associate Pastor at Cambridge Presbyterian Church (UK) and also at Grace Presbyterian Church (Vienna, VA) for nine years.

Dr. Van Dixhoorn’s academic interests include the historical documents of the Westminster Assembly, English Puritanism, and Presbyterian history. He has been widely recognized for his publication of a five-volume work on the Westminster Assembly, The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, 1643–1652, and has published numerous articles on a variety of theological topics.

EDUCATION

  • PhD University of Cambridge, Selwyn College, 2005
  • ThM Westminster Theological Seminary, 2000
  • MDiv Westminster Theological Seminary, 1999
  • BA University of Western Ontario, Huron College, 1996

CHURCH MINISTRY

  • Assosiate Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Vienna, Virginia, 2008–2015
  • Associate Minister, Cambridge Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, UK, 2006–2008

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Chancellor’s Professor of Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, 2015–Present
  • Honorary Research Fellow, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 2014–2020
  • Associate Professor of Church History, Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, 2013–Present
  • Short-Term Research Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, 2013
  • Adjunct Professor of Historical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, 2012–Present
  • Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, 2008–2010
  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, 2005–2008
  • Visiting Professor of Historical Theology, Westminster Seminary California, 2006–2010
  • Lecturer in Historical Theology, University of Nottingham, 2005
  • Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, 2004–2008
  • Lecturer in Historical Theology, Westminster Seminary California, 2004
  • Guest Lecturer, Oak Hill Theological College, London, 2003–2004