New VP for Institutional Advancement at Columbia Seminary

New VP for Institutional Advancement at Columbia Seminary

January 27, 2016—President Leanne Van Dyk recently announced the appointment of the Rev. Steven Miller as Columbia Theological Seminary’s next Vice President of Institutional Advancement. He is currently the Vice President of Resource Development for Cornerstones, formerly Reston Interfaith. Based in Reston, VA, Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services.

“Steven Miller is an experienced and successful fund-raising professional, who brings extensive experience from the nonprofit world, always with a track record of success,” said President Van Dyk. “He is committed both to the church and to theological education. He eagerly looks forward to beginning his work here and working hard toward goals of growth in financial support.”

The Rev. Steven Miller is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC) and has served in local, regional and national positions in the fields of urban ministry and anti-hunger work. He has since led the fund raising department at Bread for the World and has done major and planned giving work with the American Kidney Fund and in his current role with Cornerstones.

“I am profoundly grateful to be on the cusp of beginning the next chapter of my ministry with Columbia Theological Seminary,” said Steven Miller. “I look forward to joining with Dr. Van Dyk, the Board, faculty, staff, students, alumni and all of the supporters of the seminary in the mission of educating imaginative and resilient leaders for this world in which we live and are Christ’s presence. The collective work of institutional advancement for Columbia Theological Seminary is a challenge and an opportunity about which I could not be more excited.”

Columbia Theological Seminary is committed to “educating imaginative, resilient leaders for God’s changing world.” As an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Columbia is a community of theological inquiry and formation for ministry in the service of the Church of Jesus Christ. Columbia offers seven graduate degree programs and dozens of courses and events as a resource for church professionals and lay people through the Center for Lifelong Learning. For more information about Columbia Theological Seminary, please visit

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