The Phillips Theological Seminary Board of Trustees has honored John M. Imbler with the Stephen J. England Chair. Imbler is executive vice president and associate professor of the history of Christianity and Disciples studies at the seminary. England was a Disciples biblical scholar and the second dean of the College of the Bible at Phillips. He had a passion for ecumenicalism.
Imbler has been a PTS faculty member since 1993. He received his doctorate in divinity from Columbia College, and is scholar of American Christianity, particularly the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has authored Beyond Buffalo: Alexander Campbell on Education for Ministry, among other publications. He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). To learn more, see: