NWC hosts annual Pastors Conference

Area pastors and their spouses are invited to attend Northwestern College’s annual Pastors Conference Tuesday, April 14. The day of inspiration, renewal and fellowship—provided free of charge—features sessions with Dr. Leanne Van Dyk, professor of Reformed theology, dean and vice president of academic affairs at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Mich.

The conference begins with registration and coffee at 8 a.m., followed by a welcome at 9 and the first session at 9:15. Van Dyke will speak three times on the theme “Toward a More Profound Alleluia: Worship and the Christian Life.” Lunch will be provided, and the conference will adjourn at 3 p.m.

A member of Western’s faculty since 1998, Van Dyk holds a Master of Divinity degree from Calvin Theological Seminary and a doctorate in systematic theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to her appointment at Western, she taught at San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif., for six years. She also was a member-in-residence at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, N.J.; a member of the Wabash Center’s Consultation on Theological Education; and part of the Catechism Committee of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Van Dyk is the author of A More Profound Alleluia: Theology and Worship in Harmony, Believing in Jesus Christ, and The Desire of Divine Love: The Atonement Theology of John McLeod Campbell. She serves on the editorial boards of Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Theology and the Scottish Journal of Theology.

Approximately 150 pastors and spouses representing different denominations are expected to attend Northwestern’s Pastors Conference. The reservation deadline is April 3. For more information or to register, contact Mary Beltman in Northwestern’s advancement office at 712-707-7106 or mbeltman@nwciowa.edu.