Communications from the Chair

UPDATE: We are delighted to announce that our search for our  new president has been successful! Read more here.


The American Baptist Seminary of the West is engaged in a search for its next president.  This is a critically important transition for us and we are excited to see God working in our midst as the process moves forward.

Input from ABSW stakeholders and constituents is being solicited through face-to-face conversations being held at various sites around the region.  The Search Committee, comprised of faculty, alumni, trustees, and collegial partners, will be looking at the results of these conversations as it seeks to determine what our next chief executive officer should look like.

Please take a few minutes to browse our website taking care to get a feel for our values and distinctives.  If you sense that you, or someone you know, might be a good fit for us in this role, we would appreciate hearing from you.  The application and nomination processes are outlined in the Presidential Search Announcement.

Your prayers for the Seminary, the Search Committee, the search process, and the candidates who will be a part of the process, are greatly appreciated.

For the Search Committee,
Rev. Steve Bils