New Appointments at ADC

ADC Announcements

Dr. Anna Robbins & Rev. Jeremiah Johnston

Acadia Divinity College (ADC) has recently announced two new appointments to the ADC family.

Dr. Anna Robbins has been appointed by the Board of Trustees as the Director of Doctoral Studies, overseeing the Acadia Doctor of Ministry program, and Academic Dean of Acadia Divinity College. Dr. Robbins will serve as Associate Professor of Theology, Culture and Ethics. For the past twelve years she has served at the London School of Theology in the United Kingdom as Lecturer in Theology and Contemporary Culture, Director of Training, Vice-Principal, Acting Principal, and Senior Lecturer.

Robbins is a graduate of Acadia University, having received her Master of Arts (Theology) in 1997 and her Master of Religious Education in 1993. On both occasions, she graduated first in her class. Robbins also holds degrees from University of Wales (2001, Doctor of Philosophy) and Carleton University (1989, Bachelor of Arts). Between 1991 and 1997, Robbins served in three different local churches in Nova Scotia. She was the Minister of Youth and Christian Education at Aylesford United Baptist Church, the Interim Pastor at Digby United Baptist Church, and the Minister of Youth and Christian Education at Clementsvale United Baptist Church. Click here to read the official announcement.

Also appointed by the Board of Trustees is Rev. Jeremiah Johnston as Lecturer as well as being available to the President for administrative tasks related to development and recruitment. Jeremiah completed his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in 2006 and Master of Divinity (conferred with Highest Honours) at Midwestern Baptist Seminary in Kansas City in May 2009. Jeremiah began his PhD research in 2009 specializing in the historical Jesus and resurrection / after-life beliefs of the first century CE. He is expected to graduate within the next year from the University of Edinburgh. On February 24, 2012, Jeremiah successfully defended his Acadia University Master of Arts (Theology) thesis entitled, “The Emergence of the Concept of Resurrection in Judeo-Christian Faith: A Tradition-Critical Study”. He received his Master of Arts (Theology) degree at the Spring Convocation on May 13, 2012. Click here to read the official announcement.

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