Prayer, Purpose, and Possibility:
A Learning Community for Life

Inauguration and Installation of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton as President of Princeton Theological Seminary

In October 2023, Princeton Theological Seminary inaugurated and installed the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton as the 8th president of Princeton Theological Seminary. 

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Prayer grounds us, and Purpose signifies our enduring mission and rich tradition of training Christian servants since 1812. Possibility reflects our dedication to innovation, acknowledging our ongoing commitment to expanding conceptions of whom God calls and how we are called to serve the world.

Together, all members and friends of the Princeton Seminary community gathered to honor these principles. By showcasing our dynamic and diverse learning community, we offered our guests the opportunity to experience how Princeton Seminary continues to grow through flexible and accessible educational offerings, extending our rich tradition of forming faithful Christian servants in all fields.

Prayer, Purpose, and Possibility: A Learning Community for Life

Friday, October 13, 2023

Princeton University Chapel

A Message from President Walton

Greetings —

Words cannot capture the depth of my gratitude for the Princeton Theological Seminary community in making last week so full of prayer, purpose, and possibility.

From Tuesday’s “Inauguration Extravaganza on the Quad” to the reception hosted by my beloved classmates in the Class of 2002, each moment was overflowing with joy and connection. At every table—both literal and figurative—we collectively opened our arms and hearts to one another to make the theological table more accessible and our menu more inviting.

That is my prayer for Princeton Seminary, and the urgent call to action that we must embrace together.

As a learning community, we will remain steadfast in our institutional purpose and mission to prepare Christian servants for ministries marked by faith, integrity, competence, compassion, and joy. And together, we will continuously ask the questions of who we teach, how we teach, and how we foster a truly diverse and inclusive learning community for life.

Princeton Seminary has been a home for my family for decades. Returning here to serve as your eighth president is the honor of a lifetime, and I know that together we will make it a welcoming and worthy home for all of our alums around the world and for a new generation of change agents.

Thank you, again. Your prayers and support mean the world to me, Cecily, and our family.

One Luv,

Princeton Theological Seminary welcomes Class of 2002 alumnus Jonathan Lee Walton as president of his alma mater.

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