Chad Van Dixhoorn is Chancellor’s Professor of Historical Theology and Associate Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. He is the author of Confessing the Faith: A reader’s guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith, published by the Trust in 2014.
A Canadian by birth, Dr Van Dixhoorn received a BA from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary, his PhD from the University of Cambridge, was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the British Academy, and was made a Senior Research Fellow at Wolfson College. At Cambridge (2001-2008), he researched the history and theology of the Westminster Assembly and taught on the subject of Puritanism. During this time he was ordained as a Minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He has served for nine years as a pastor, first in Cambridge, and then in Virginia.
Chad Van Dixhoorn is general editor of the five-volume The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly: 1643-1652, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of this work.
Chad and his wife Emily have five children.