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Dr. Troxel Appointed Robert G. den Dulk Chair of Practical Theology

Westminster Seminary California is pleased to announce Dr. A. Craig Troxel as the inaugural occupant of the Robert G. den Dulk Chair of Practical Theology. Established in 2021, the chair honors the life and work of Dr. Robert G. den Dulk, who served various important roles at the seminary, including founder, Vice President for Administration, President, and Chairman of the Board.

Over the course of nearly three decades, Dr. den Dulk and his wife, Nellie, served as champions of Westminster Seminary California through prayer, cultivating a faithful group of supporters, and encouraging prospective students to attend the seminary. Dr. den Dulk entered glory in 2007.

At its January 2022 meeting, the WSC faculty voted Dr. Troxel to be the first occupant of the Robert G. den Dulk Chair. Prior to joining the faculty in 2019, Dr. Troxel served successive 12-year tenures as pastor at Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Dr. Troxel filled the WSC faculty vacancy left by the retirement of Dr. Dennis Johnson at the end of the 2017-18 academic year. In addition to his numerous publications, classroom engagement, field education oversight, and 24 years of pastoral ministry experience, Dr. Troxel has become known on campus for his sincere care for WSC students and their families, frequently meeting with them outside of the classroom for meals, prayer, and counsel. In January, the WSC trustees, faculty, and staff joined the den Dulk family for a special dinner in celebration of Dr. Troxel being named the Robert G. den Dulk Professor of Practical Theology.

The seminary is thankful for Dr. den Dulk, the den Dulk family, and Dr. Troxel for their commitment to Christ, his gospel, and his church.