Dr. Cornelis P. Venema

Cornelis P. Venema is President and Professor of Doctrinal Studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, Dyer, Indiana.

He also serves as an Associate Pastor at Redeemer United Reformed Church in Dyer, and is co-editor of the Mid-America Journal of Theology and contributing editor of a column on doctrine for the monthly periodical The Outlook.

Venema, Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary is author of several books including his major work on Biblical view of future things “The Promise of the Future” (2000), and “By His Spirit and Word: How Christ Builds His Church” (2015). Cornelis Venema is married to Nancy, and they have four children. He has repeatedly taught at Baltic Reformed Theological Seminary since 1999.


Rev. Mark Vander Hart

Rev. Mark Vander Hart is Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary.

He is a member of the Society for Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Calvin Studies Society, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew.

Rev. Vander Hart has taught in Cyprus, Ukraine, Myanmar, Latvia, and India.

Previously taught at BRTS: Pre-Exilic Prophets; Post-Exilic Prophets; Ecclesiology; Pentateuch, Old Testament History; Messianic Message in OT; Biblical Greek; Biblical Hebrew.


Dr. Gordon Campbell

Born in 1958. Ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in 1988. Lived in France as a missionary from 1989 – 2005, working as minister in the Reformed church and then as Professor of New Testament at the Faculté Jean Calvin in Aix-en-Provence. Since 2007 he is professor of New Testament at Union Theological College (in partnership with Queen’ University Belfast (UK).

Prof. Campbell is married and has four children.

Professor Campbell has taught courses on “The Gospel of Mark”, “Paul: Letters, Theology and Life” and “The Book of Revelation” at BRTS.


Dr. Erik van Alten

Erik van Alten was born and raised in South Africa from Dutch parents. Successfully defended his Doctoral degree at the Theological University of Kampen (The Netherlands) in June 2017.

Having served as minister in Reformed churches in South Africa for a number of years, from 2013 Erik is the director of the Evangelical Reformed Seminary of Ukraine, and is also teaching Church History and Systematic Theology there.

He is married to Tineke, also a South African from Dutch parents, and they have three sons and one daughter. Erik about himself, church history, ministry: “I love doing theology, especially church history. It’s a revelation to see history come alive, and to realize how much poorer we are without knowledge of the history of the church. Current affairs just make so much more sense once we understand them in the context of the past. When I’m not running the seminary or teaching, I spend time with my family. Being a pastor just makes you realize how valuable a good marriage and a happy family are.”


Rev. John M. Irwin

Rev. John M. Irwin is a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis in 1999 (M.Div.). He has pastored churches in Kingsport, Tennessee and in Lemmon, South Dakota. Since 2017 he is pastor of Faith Presbyterian in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Rev. Irwin and his wife Jennifer, a teacher at Christian schools with experience in the United States, Belize and Niger, have 3 children.


Dr. Michael Wallace Payne

Dr. Michael Payne is currently Senior Pastor of Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Virginia (USA). Previously he served as pastor in Taipei, Taiwan and Mexico City, Mexico. Dr. Payne was Professor of Theology and Apologetics at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi from 1997 to 2006. He has numerous publications in the areas of worldview and apologetics as well as ethics. He received his Th.M in Apologetics and Ph.D in Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia, PA).


Dr. Barend Kamphuis

Dr. Barend Kamphuis is professor emeritus in Systematic Theology at the Theological University of the Reformed Churches (liberated) in Kampen, the Netherlands. He is married with Zwanet and has with her 6 children. He loves playing chess and watching birds.


Dr. Fritz Harms

Dr. Fritz Harms (1960) was born in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He came to the USA in 1982 for study and preparation toward ordained ministry in the local church (1994). Harms is a minister in the United Reformed Churches in North America and graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary-west (1989) and from the Theological University of Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, (Ph.D.-2009). Harms served as a pastor of Bethlehem Christian Reformed Church (Freeman, South Dakota) and New Haven United Reformed Church (New Haven, Vermont) between 1993 – 2006. Currently, Harms is the senior chaplain at Bethany Nursing Home in Ripon, California.


Rev. Dr. Andrew H. Selle

Rev. Dr. Andrew H. Selle, director of Christian Counseling & Mediation, a ministry based in New England in the USA. Ordained (1984) as a pastor in an evangelical Presbyterian church. Membership in the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. D.Min. (1985) & M.Div. (1979) Westminster Theological Seminary, A.B. Oberlin College (1973).


Dr. Frans Wisselink

Dr. Frans Wisselink (born in 1957) completed his theological studies in Kampen (NL). In 1989 he defended a dissertation about New Testament textual criticism; he concluded that the majority of New Testament manuscripts is trustworthy because they do not remove existing differences between the Gospels. He is pastor in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands since 1987. He lived with his wife Lia and his six children in Lubumbashi (RDC) from 1994 until 2000: he trained local church workers and was one of the professors of the Reformed Theological School in Lubumbashi (Old Testament, New Testament, Hermeneutics). Since 2012 he is pastor in the Reformed Church of Almelo (NL).