Vice President for Business and Administration

Columbia Theological Seminary, an educational ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA) located in Decatur, GA seeks the forward-thinking, operationally oriented, strategic leader called to serve as the school’s Vice President for Business and Administration (VPBA), who serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Columbia. For nearly 200 years, Columbia Theological Seminary (CTS) has educated faithful, imaginative, and effective leaders to serve the Church and the world.

The VPBA will report to the President, serve as a member of the President’s Council, and provide staff support for the Budget and Finance, Investment, and Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees. The new VPBA will be an experienced senior-level finance and operations executive. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a track record of success and achievement in a series of increasingly responsible leadership positions. While candidates from a wide variety of professional backgrounds are expected and welcomed, experience and/or engagement in theological education, higher education, or other complex, non-profit organizations will be viewed as helpful. Appropriate educational credentials, including a bachelor’s degree are assumed.

A complete position profile with information about CTS, the desired attributes of leadership, and application requirements, may be found at:

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in August. To assure full consideration, applications must be received by September 18, 2023. The application must include:

  1. A letter of interest addressing why the applicant is interested in this position and the leadership opportunities and attributes described in this profile.
  2. Current resume/CV.
  3. List of five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate.

Application materials and nominations should be sent electronically (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to: [email protected]


Loren Anderson, Ph.D.

Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search

253.223.3566; [email protected]

Oscar C. Page, Ph.D.

Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search

903.870.8303; [email protected]

Columbia Theological Seminary adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education. The Seminary will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, religion, nationality, hearing status, personal appearance, color, sex, pregnancy, political affiliation, source of income, place of business, residence, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law.


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