The vision for the Center for Anabaptist Studies is to equip and facilitate education and scholarship for Evangelical Seminary students, faculty, and staff, from a distinctly Anabaptist perspective. The Center will be a practical resource for the Anabaptist community and provide a bridge between the academy and local churches through seminars, workshops, and training that is consistent with Anabaptist practice and theology.

Meet our Director

Dr. Ken Nafziger serves as the Director of the Center for Anabaptist Studies, as well as an adjunct faculty member at Evangelical Seminary.

Advisory Board

Our advisory board is comprised of members of various Anabaptist organizations that share a common orthodox faith perspective and are supportive of the mission of the Center for Anabaptist Studies.

Board members:

Steve Weaver  (Lancaster Mennonite Conference)

Marcia Mylin (Lancaster Mennonite Conference)

Jewel Showalter (Conservative Mennonite Conference)

Warren Hoffman  (Brethren in Christ)

Hank Johnson  (Brethren in Christ)

Belita Mitchell  (Church of the Brethren)

Jessie Johnson  (Alliance of Mennonite Evangelical Congregations)

Audrey Estep (Church of the Brethren)

Tom Weber  (Church of the Brethren)

Mark Draper  (Executive Director, Pense Center)

Rosie Walmer  (Evangelical Seminary Board of Trustees)

Ken Nafziger  (Director, Center for Anabaptist Studies)

Click here for the Center for Anabaptist Studies Structural Document.

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Center for Anabaptist Studies

  • Evangelical Seminary Online Library
  • David A. Dorsey Museum
  • Center for Methodist Studies
  • Center for Anabaptist Studies
  • Center for the Evangelical Congregational Church
  • School of Lifelong Learning
  • Veritas Theology Institute
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