The Rev. John Schmidt, EdD is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America and has served as the Program Coordinator at Camp Manitoqua in Frankfort, IL; Director of Education Ministries at the Reformed Church of Palos Heights, IL; Associate for Youth Ministries of the Reformed Church in America; Program Secretary for Christian Discipleship of the Synod of Michigan (RCA); Dean of Students and Director of Formation for Ministry at Western Theological Seminary in Holland MI; and as the Senior Pastor of the Second Reformed Church in Zeeland, MI.
At McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Dr. Schmidt served as Interim Associate Dean for DMin Studies and Continuing Education; and currently advises doctoral students; directs the Executive Leadership program; and teaches DMin courses: Where Three or More are Gathered, Research in Ministry, Thesis Residency, From Mission to Ministry, and Transformational Learning and Leading. John also is an Adjunct Faculty member at Catholic Theological Union where he teaches in the Educating for Witness concentration of the Ecumenical DMin program.
Dr. Schmidt is a graduate of Hope College (BA), Western Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Western Michigan University (EdD).