Aaron J. Kuecker
Ph.D., St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, 2008
M.Div., Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan, 2004
B.A., Central College, Pella, Iowa, 1998
When Dr. Aaron Kuecker assumed the role of provost of Trinity Christian College in July 2016, it represented a homecoming. From 2008-2013, Kuecker was associate professor of theology and director of education at the College. In the intervening years, he served at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, most recently as dean of the School of Theology & Vocation, professor of theology, and director of the Honors College.
Kuecker was excited to return to Trinity and take on his new position. “As provost, I look forward to continuing to cultivate Trinity Christian College’s strong faculty in ways that help them flourish,” said Kuecker. “During my time at the College I really grew to the love the Trinity community and its potential.”
As provost, Kuecker supervises the academic function of the College for all students, including traditional, adult studies, and graduate. His connection to students happens through the faculty, through curriculum, through program evaluation and assessment of student learning, and through the structures that support learning, such as the library and registrar’s offices.
His role incorporates the position of dean of faculty. Kuecker supports all components of faculty professional responsibility, such as excellence in teaching, ongoing professional development, and service to the college and community, and in hiring and evaluating faculty members.
Kuecker’s academic work has largely focused on identity formation in the early Christian church, with an emphasis on New Testament studies and biblical theology. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland; his M.Div., from Western Theological Seminary; and his B.A. in political science from Central College. Before earning his Ph.D., Kuecker served as associate pastor and youth pastor at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland, Mich.