Rev. Ronald Edward Peters

4/19/2011, 1:55 p.m.

Rev. Ronald Edward Peters

Rev. Ronald Edward Peters recently became the eighth president of The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), a consortium of six different denominational constituent seminaries based in Atlanta, Ga.

Dr. Joseph Crawford, chair of the ITC Board stated, “I sense a high level of excitement among my peers on the ITC Board with Dr. Peters. We welcome him and we celebrate this new beginning…”

A native of New Orleans, La., Peters received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), the Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Hamilton, Massachusetts), and his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Peters was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and joined the Pittsburgh Seminary faculty following 18 years of pastoral leadership in the state of Florida.

Before assuming the ITC presidency, Peters was the Henry L. Hillman Associate Professor of Urban Ministry and the first director of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Metro-Urban Institute, an interdisciplinary program of religious leadership development for urban society.

“I am humbled by this appointment,” Rev. Peters said. “I look forward, with great joy, to working with the ITC board, faculty, staff and students as we move together toward the long, bright and glorious future of this exceptional institution of theological learning and leadership.”