Reverend Dr. M. Craig Barnes was raised on Long Island, New York. After graduating from The King’s College and Princeton Theological Seminary, he received a Ph.D. in the History of Christianity from The University of Chicago.
Rev. Barnes has served as a pastor to three congregations, including The National Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C. In the fall of 2002, he became the Meneilly Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Pittsburgh Seminary, while also serving as the senior pastor of Shadyside Presbyterian Church. In 2012 he was elected president of Princeton Theological Seminary.
Dr. Barnes has eight published books, including Searching for Home, The Pastor as Minor Poet, and Body and Soul. He also serves as an Editor at Large and frequent contributor to The Christian Century.
Craig is married to Dawne Hess Barnes, who is an interior decorator. They have three delightful children and two hairy dogs.