NBTS Announces Amanda Bruehl as Chief of Staff
October 15, 2019
New Brunswick Theological Seminary Welcomes Chief of Staff
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey – New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS) has welcomed Amanda Bruehl to a newly created role as Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to President Micah McCreary. She joins NBTS after seven years of development work, most recently focused on pastors and churches in New Jersey and surrounding states, with the Reformed Church in America.
Dr. McCreary introduced Ms. Bruehl to the leadership team, praising her skills and experience, “Ms. Bruehl’s servant’s heart, maturity, organizational gifts, problem-solving skills, as well as her personal integrity and adaptability will all serve her well at NBTS.” He continued, “I am very excited to welcome her into our family.”
As chief of staff, Ms. Bruehl will fill multiple roles within the seminary. Working closely with the President and his leadership team, she will support overall operation of President McCreary’s office, including advancing special projects and steering strategic priorities. Additionally, she is tasked with streamlining human resources functions and providing administrative support to President McCreary.
“This is an incredible opportunity to join a very unique, vibrant, inter-cultural and ecumenical learning community,” said Ms. Bruehl. “I look forward to helping create an environment of communication and collaboration in which we all serve the church and our students to the best of our abilities.”
As the Northeast Region Coordinator for Development and Development Operations Manager for the Reformed Church in America, Ms. Bruehl cultivated and managed a portfolio of donors and pastors in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. She also worked with key staff and leadership to improve processes throughout the organization. She enjoyed learning more about the Reformed Church in America, of which she is a member. As a seminarian herself, working towards a Master of Divinity degree, Ms. Bruehl is keenly interested in the training of the next generation of pastors to successfully lead congregations and meet new challenges.
“Over the years, I’ve met many NBTS graduates through my development work. This community offers a rich environment for learning and personal and spiritual growth. I look forward to eventually completing my M.Div. here,” added Bruehl.
Ms. Bruehl holds a Master of Public Administration with a focus on nonprofit management and leadership from Grand Valley State University, Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She started her studies toward a Master of Divinity degree at Western Theological Seminary.
About New Brunswick Theological Seminary:
Founded in 1784, NBTS is the oldest seminary in the United States. It is one of two seminaries affiliated with the Reformed Church in America (RCA), and offers an exceptional seminary education, a flexible academic schedule, and a spiritually rich community for students of many Christian denominations and backgrounds. The NBTS mission is to educate persons and strengthen communities for transformational, public ministries in church and society. We fulfill this mission through creative, contextual, and critical engagement with texts, traditions, and practices.
The Seminary offers Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degrees, as well as Professional Certificates to enhance the work and training of special ministers, church officers, and other Christian leaders.
The seminary is located in New Brunswick, NJ, and operates a satellite campus at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. To learn more about New Brunswick Theological Seminary, please visit www.nbts.edu.