March 18, 2019
Rev. Dr. Allan J. Janssen has served faithfully as a trusted friend, colleague, and mentor for many, both within and without the Reformed Church in America. Dr. Janssen has helped generations of ministers to think theologically, act justly, and lead faithfully.
Last spring, Dr. Janssen completed his ministry assignment as a General Synod Professor of the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and as an affiliate professor at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Dr. Janssen has now retired to upstate New York with his wife, Colleen.
The General Synod professorate is prestigious and rare; there are fewer than a dozen Synod Professors serving at the moment, and only about 100 have served in the RCA since John Henry Livingston, founder of our Seminary, was appointed the first General Synod Professor in 1784.
As a result of Dr. Janssen’s faithful and remarkable service to the denomination, seminary, and broader Church community, the denomination’s Commission on History is honoring Dr. Janssen with a collection of essays that help us more fully explore the various topics touched on during his career. This festschrift—Remembrance, Communion, and Hope: Essays in Honor of Allan J. Janssen—is being edited by Matthew van Maastricht and published as part of The Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America, and will be released in June 2019.
If you have any questions, or to purchase a copy, please reach out to Cathy Proctor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-247-5241 Ext. 1106.