The Board of Mid-America Reformed Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cornelis P. Venema as MidAmerica’s first seminary president. Venema has been a professor of Doctrinal Studies at Mid-America for twelve years. He received his Ph.D., magna cum laude, from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1985.
Before joining Mid-America’s faculty in 1988, Venema served the Ontario Christian Reformed Church in Ontario, California for six years. Venema has authored several books, including a comprehensive volume on the doctrine of the last things: The Promise of the Future (Banner of Truth, 2000). He also recently completed a study of the sixteenth-century Reformer Heinrich Bullinger and serves as contributing editor for The Outlook.
Venema said he is both delighted and humbled by the appointment. In addition to his new administrative responsibilities, Dr. Venema will continue to teach in the area of Doctrinal Studies.
Dr. Venema and his wife Nancy reside in Dyer, Indiana with their four children, Joseph, Charissa, Rachel, and Carolyn.