Executive Director of the Center for Pastor Theologians
Joel Lawrence is the Executive Director of the Center for Pastor Theologians. Prior to this role, Joel served for seven years as the Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church in St Paul, MN, and for eight years as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Bethel Seminary in St Paul, Minnesota. Joel holds degrees from Texas A&M University (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM.), and Cambridge University (MPhil. and PhD.). He is the author of Bonhoeffer: A Guide for the Perplexed (T&T Clark, 2010), as well as numerous articles and chapters in books on a variety of theological and pastoral subjects.
Joel and Myndi, his wife of 25 years, live in the Twin Cities with their four children: Bethany, Anna, Katherine, and Micah.