Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Biographies

Ruling Elders

Zachary Aills
Zachary A. Aills, Vero Beach, FL
  • B.B.A. University of Texas at Austin
  • Managing Director, The Island Group
  • Member of the Board since 1999. 
  • What do you like best about Westminster? The skillful marriage of theological scholarship with practical applications through Biblical counseling

  • Rex H. Anderson, Jr.,  Villanova, PA
  • B.A. (1976) Emory University; M.B.A. (1978) Wharton School
  • CEO/Owner, Bayuk Graphic Systems, Inc.
  • Member of the Board since 2009. 
  • What do you like best about Westminster?  Westminster is distinguished by its resolute commitment to the authority of the Scriptures, to the Reformed faith, and to serious scholarship. By God's grace Westminster plays a strategic role in equipping men and women to advance His Kingdom worldwide. On a personal level, I am thankful for friendships with several faculty members and graduates over the years which have had a profound influence on my own spiritual growth.
  • Rex Anderson

    George MacKenzie

    George MacKenzie, Chadds Ford, PA
  • B.S. University of Delaware (1971); M.B.A. University of Chicago (1973)
  • Director on the following corporate Boards: American Water; C&D Technologies, Inc.; Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.; Tractor Supply Company; Weston Solutions
  • Member of the Board since 2006.
  • What do you like best about Westminster? Its heritage.

  • John I. Maynard, Maitland, FL
  • B.A. Economics, Stanford University; M.B.A., University of Texas
  • Owner of Spinal Dynamics
  • On the national board for Care Net International and The Geneva School, Winter Park, FL.
  • Member of the Board since 2003. 
  • What do you like best about Westminster?  The thing I most appreciate about Westminster is its passion for a theology that is faithful to the Scriptures combined with rigorous scholarship and the pursuit of personal piety. This combination is especially difficult to find in our world today and even in the course of world history.
  • John Maynard

    Larry Puls

    Larry E. Puls, Greenville, SC
  • M.D., Southwestern Medical School
  • Gynecologic Oncologist at Greenville Health System
  • Member of the Board since 2002.
  • What do you like best about Westminster? I would like to say that the things I like most about WTS are its adherence to teaching the truth, as well as teaching the truth to so many foreign students who in turn teach in their homelands all around the globe, as well as its distinctives such as presuppositional apologetics which is so strong at WTS.

  • John M. Weiser, Fort Worth, TX
  • B.S., Indiana University
  • Investment Manager
  • Member of the Board since 1996.
  • What do you like best about Westminster? I appreciate the strong stand for biblical truth coupled with scholarship of the highest order.
  • John Weiser

    William Wilson

    William O. Wilson, Atlanta, GA
  • B.S., Emory Univeristy (1955); M.Div, Westminster Theological Seminary (1959)
  • Retired, Lunsford Wilson Co. (President and owner - 2006)
  • Member of the Board since 1972.
  • What do you like best about Westminster? Westminster has given me a biblical life and world view. How can I fully express what all that means to me?

  • Kenneth R. Wynne, Houston, TX
  • B.A. (1965) Rice University; J.D. (1967) University of Texas School of Law
  • Partner, Wynne & Wynne LLP, Houston, Texas
  • Member of the Board since 2010. 
  • What do you like best about Westminster?  Its courageous commitment to the truth and sufficiency of God's Word.
  • Ken Wynne

    Gary Wynveen

    Gary N. Wynveen, Appleton, WI
  • B.A., Central College; M.S. (Political Science), UW-Milwaukee.
  • Wynveen Financial (Broker/Owner)
  • Member of the Board since 2003. 
  • What do you like best about Westminster? Westminster's consistent commitment to the infallibility of Scripture and its teaching of "the whole counsel of God." The Westminster faculty which engages in rigorous scholarship and a student body comprised each year of students from many nations and various backgrounds provides a picture of God's Kingdom which extends over the entire earth. An important distinctive is the requirement that students preparing for ministry must learn Greek and Hebrew.

  • John I. Ykema, Media, PA
  • B.S.(Engineering), University of Michigan (1951); M.S. (Engineering), Illinois Insititue of Technology (1955).
  • Vice President and Chief Technology Officer with L-e Communications/SPD Electrical Systems.
  • Member of the Board since 1980.  
  • What do you like best about Westminster?  Its adherence to the Bible as the authoritative Word of God.
  • John Ykema

    Teaching Elders

    Frank Barker

    Rev. Frank M. Barker, Jr., Birmingham, AL
  • M.Div., Columbia Seminary; Th.M., Columbia Seminary
  • Pastor Emeritus, Briarwood Presbyterian Church; Professor O.T., Birmingham Theological Seminary
  • Member of the Board since 1985. 
  • What do you like best about Westmister? I love Westminster's commitment to the inspiration of Scripture and Reformed Theology.

  • Rev. Dr. James C. Bland, III, Lawrenceville, GA
  • B.S., University of Maryland (1964); M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1970); D.Min, Westminster Theological Seminary (1986).
  • Coordinator, Mission to North America
  • Member of the Board since 1980 
  • What do you like best about Westminster? What I appreciate most about my education at Westminster is its fidelity to the full authority of Scripture and how this truth was foundational to my course work.
  • James Bland

    David Brack

    Rev. David T. Brack, Amarillo, TX
  • B.S., University of Texas, Austin (1970)
  • Pastor of Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church in Amarillo, TX
  • Member of the Board since 2001. 
  • What do you like best about Westminster? 1. The Theological tradition (old Princeton, the Westminster Standards); 2. The Distinctives of covenantal hermeneutics (Vos, Murray, Kline, Gaffin, etc.) and presuppositional apologetics (Van Til) which a ministerial student won't find taught anywhere else in the world to the degree they are at WTS; 3. Continuing Machen's original commitment to combining the best of Scottish Presbyterianism and Dutch Calvinism; 4. The desire and commitment to producing pastor-scholars who will fill the pulpits of reformed churches here and around the world; 5. Being the flagship of Reformed orthodoxy and scholarship in the world.

  • Rev. George R. Cottenden, North Wales, PA
  • B.A., Gordon College (1964); B.D./M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary (1967); Additional graduate work at WTS in the 1970's.
  • Retired as Pastor of Trinity OPC in Hatboro, PA (2008).
  • Retired as Stated Clerk of the GA of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (2014).
  • Member of the Board since 1983.  
  • What do you like best about Westminster? Westminster's commitment to a redemptive-historical understanding of Scripture in the tradition of Geerhardus Vos and its concern that Systematic Theology be exegetically based as modeled by John Murray.
  • George Cottenden

    Charles Dunahoo

    Dr. Charles H. Dunahoo, Avondale Estates, GA
  • A.B., University of Georgia; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; D.Min, Westminster Theological Seminary (1989).
  • Coordinator at Christian Education & Publications, PCA (retired)
  • Member of the Board since 1981.
  • What do you like best about Westminster? Its faithfulness to confessionally Reformed theology and the academic reputation among the seminaries of the world.

  • Rev. William (Rob) Edwards, Forest, VA
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Georgia (1993); M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary (1999).
  • Campus Minister, Reformed University Fellowship, University of Georgia (1999-2010); Organizing Pastor, Mercy Presbyterian Church, Forest, Va (2010-present).
  • Member of the board since 2013. 
  • What do you like best about Westminster?  I greatly appreciate the vision for ministry that flows from Westminster's commitment to the sufficiency of Scripture, and the corresponding conviction of Christ's sufficiency, who fulfills all that God has promised throughout his Word. As these commitments are worked out through Westminster's curriculum, students are prepared to proclaim Christ, challenge unbelief, calling people to faith and repentance, while also seeing themselves as ministering in the time of fulfillment, at the end of the age, with our labors tied inseparably to the work of the resurrected Lord, empowered by his Spirit, as those sent to be ambassadors of his gospel.
  • Rob Edwards

    In Whan Kim
    Rev. Dr. In Whan Kim, Seoul, South Korea
  • B.A., Chongshin University; M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary (1980); Th.M. Westminster Theological Seminary (1995); Ph.D., University of Wales.
  • Professor emeritus of Chongshin University
  • Member of the board since 2013

  • Rev. Charles McGowan, Brentwood, TN
  • B.S., Davidson College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; D.D., King College
  • Retired from Christ Presbyterian Church in TN, as Senior Pastor; Current President of The Operation Andrew Group, Nashville, TN, a non-profit ministry designed to promote personal and social transformation in Nashville by seeking to strengthen and make visible the unity in the Body of Christ.
  • Member of the Board since 2002.
  • What do you like best about Westminster?  I love her rich heritage and strong, unwavering commitment to historic Reformed theology; and I love her commitment to serve the Reformed family of churches both in the USA and around the world.
  • Charles McGowan

    Richard Phillips

    Rev. Richard D. Phillips, Greenville, SC
  • B.A., University of Michigan; the University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A.); M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary (1982);
  • Senior Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC.
  • Member of the Board since 2011.

  • Rev. Harry L. Reeder, III, Birmingham, AL
  • B.A., Covenant College (1974); M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary (1982); D.Min, Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Senior Pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, AL.
  • Member of the Board since 1985.
  • What do you like best about Westminster? It is a privilege to serve the Lord at Westminster Theological Seminary because of the unflinching commitment to the authority of Scripture and the demonstrated ability to equip candidates for the Gospel ministry to effectively handle the Word of truth and provide excellent academic and practical training for ministry not only in the church but in the extension of God's Kingdom by clearly demonstrating the preeminence of Christ in all areas of life.
  • Harry Reeder

    Michael Rodgers

    Rev. Dr. Michael A. Rogers, Leola, PA
  • B.A., Houghton College (1970); MTS, Gordon-Conwell Seminary (1973); Th.M., Gordon-Conwell Seminary (1974); D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary (1988)
  • PCA Teaching elder since 1974, having served six congregations; Senior Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, PA since 1994.
  • Member of the Board since 2002.
  • What do you like best about Westminster? I appreciate the rigorous commitment to scholarship, anchored to a commitment to God's infallible Word and the Westminster Confession of Faith.

  • Dr. John H. White, Beaver Falls, PA
  • B.A., Geneva College (1958); M.Div., Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary; M.A. University of Pittsburgh (1961); D.Min., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1987)
  • President Emeritus Geneva College; Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Geneva.
  • Member of the Board since 1983.
  • What do you like best about Westminster?  Her commitment to orthodox Reformed theology with scholarly excellence and consistent articulation of Biblical theological hermeneutic and presuppositional apologetics.
  • John White