Dr. Trevor Eppehimer new dean at Hood Seminary
Dr. Trevor Eppehimer has been appointed associate academic dean of Hood Theological Seminary by Dr. Albert J.D. Aymer, seminary president.
When announcing the appointment Aymer commented: "Our seminary and graduate school students are fortunate to have had this bright young scholar and theologian as one of their professors for the last five years. Now we are all blessed to have his services as the associate academic dean of the school."
Eppehimer has been associate professor of systematic theology at Hood Theological Seminary since 2007. Prior to becoming associate academic dean this year he served as director of the Masters of Theological Studies Program at Hood.
A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Eppehimer received his bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., in 1995, majoring in religion, philosophy and English; a master of divinity degree in 1999 from Yale Divinity School with an emphasis in systematic theology and philosophy of religion; and a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2006. He is published and has presented his papers at meetings of the American Academy of Religion and at several seminaries around the country.
Eppehimer is a member of First United Methodist Church in Salisbury, where he has served as an adult education instructor since 2008. He also serves as a member of the education committee for the Center for Faith and the Arts and has spoken at a number of community forums held at Catawba College and at several local churches.
Eppehimer and his wife, Victoria, have a daughter, Grace, and a son, Nicolas, and they live in the Fulton Heights neighborhood.
Hood Theological Seminary, located in Salisbury and sponsored by the AME Zion Church, is a graduate and professional school where intellectual discourse and ministerial preparation occur in tandem within the framework of a community of faith.