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Nelson, Seth J.

Dean of the Seminary
Director of Erskine Greenville
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Educational Leadership

Rev. Seth J. Nelson (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary) is the Dean of Erskine Theological Seminary and serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Educational Leadership. He is an ordained minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARPC), having previously served for ten years in pastoral ministry in two local congregations. He loves to teach and pastor (new and developing) pastors, by exploring together how to facilitate the formation of Kingdom-hearted, gospel-loving disciples of Jesus Christ. His research explores how seminary faculty serve as facilitators of their student’s whole-person transformation toward maturity in Christ. Seth lives in Greenville with his wife, Heather, and their twin daughters. He enjoys reading theology and science fiction, fitness, bike rides with the family, and board games.

Education and Credentials
  • PhD (educational studies), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary
  • Ordained Minister (PCA)
Recent Publications
  • “Enhancing Transfer of Learning from Seminary Classes to Pastoral Ministry,” The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching 2 (2021).
  • “Christian Leaders at Midcareer: Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges at Midlife,” Journal of Applied Christian Leadership 1 (2021).
  • “Redemptive Transformational Learning for Ministry and Theological Education, Part 2,” Christian Education Journal (2020).
  • “Redemptive Transformational Learning for Ministry and Theological Education, Part 1,” Christian Education Journal (2020).
  • “Towards a Missionally-Integrative, Evangelical Theological Education,” Evangelical Review of Theology 1 (2020).
Experience and Ministry
  • C.S. Lewis Institute, Greenville, SC
  • Adjunct instructor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Candidates and Credentials Committee, Tidewater Presbytery (PCA)
  • Associate Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, VA
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