Board of Directors
Peter Leithart is President of Theopolis Institute and serves as Teacher at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.
He is the author of many books, including a two-volume commentary on Revelation (T&T Clark, 2018), God of Hope (Athanasius, 2022), On Earth As In Heaven (Lexham, 2022), and a forthcoming book on God the Creator (IVP). He writes a fortnightly column at FirstThings.com, and has published articles in many periodicals, both popular and academic.
Leithart has served in two pastorates: He was pastor of Reformed Heritage Presbyterian Church (now Trinity Presbyterian Church), Birmingham, Alabama from 1989 to 1995, and was pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, Moscow, Idaho, from 2003-2013. From 1998 and 2013 he taught theology and literature fulltime at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho.
He received an A.B. in English and History from Hillsdale College in 1981, and a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1986 and 1987. In 1998 he received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England.
He and his wife, Noel, have ten children and fifteen grandchildren.
Uri Brito was born in Natal, Brazil. He has lived in the United States for over 25 years. He received his Bachelor’s in Pastoral Studies from Clearwater Christian College and graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with an M.Div. He is a certified counselor through the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC). He is currently a doctoral candidate at RTS/Orlando.
Pastor Brito has been the Senior Pastor of Providence Church in Pensacola, Fl. since 2009. He is the editor of The Church-Friendly Family and the author of The Trinitarian Father. He is the co-author of the recently published commentary on Ruth by Athanasius Press. He is married to Melinda and they have five children.
Jeff Meyers has been the Senior Pastor at Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA) in St. Louis for 20 years. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia (’79, B.S. Geology). After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army for 4 years, Jeff attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, but took three years off to teach at a Christian school in Texas. Upon graduation from Covenant Seminary (’88), he served three years as an Associate Pastor in Huntsville, Alabama, and then three years as Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian in Houston, Texas. Since coming to Providence in 1994, Jeff has earned his Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M) and finished his Ph.D studies (ABD) in Systematic Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary.
Pastor Meyers is a member of the Board of Trustees at Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis. He is also a visiting instructor at Theopolis.
Jeff and his wife Chris give thanks for 35 years of marriage and four faithful children: Rebekah, Lauren, Julia, and Jeffrey Jr. Jeff enjoys walking, competitive shooting, hunting, photography, science fiction, and cooking. Pastor Meyers is the author of The Lord’s Service: The Grace of Covenant Renewal Worship, as well as the popular commentary Ecclesiastes Through New Eyes: A Table in the Mist, and many other essays and articles.
Steve Wilkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree (in Pre-Law) from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Divinity from the Reformed Theological Seminary of Jackson, Mississippi. He was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 1976. He served as the pastor of Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church of Monroe, Louisiana from 1989 to 2018. On April 15, 2018, Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church began worshipping in a new location in West Monroe, LA. and changed its name to Church of the Redeemer.
Pastor Wilkins is the author of Face to Face: Meditations on Friendship & Hospitality, Call of Duty: The Sterling Nobility of Robert E. Lee, and All Things for Good: The Steadfast Fidelity of Stonewall Jackson.
James Jordan was born in 1949. His father was a professor of French Literature and his mother a piano teacher and a poetess. He graduated with an A.B. in 1971 from the University of Georgia, with a major in Comparative Literature and minors in Music and in Political Philosophy. He served as a Military Historian in the US Air Force for four years. He began seminary training at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and graduated with an M.A.R. and a Th.M. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, majoring in Systematic Theology. He thesis was on Slavery in the Bible. In 1980, Mr. Jordan became director of Geneva Ministries in Tyler, TX, where he also served as a pastor in a Presbyterian congregation. In 1987 he founded Biblical Horizons, presently located in Niceville, FL. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from Central School of Religion in 1993. Beginning in 1999, Mr. Jordan served part time as Professor of Biblical Studies at the Reformed Theological Seminary of St. Petersburg, Russia. Mr. Jordan was married to Brenda until her death in the spring of 2020. Jim has two grown sons, Dale and Douglas. He is author of more than a dozen books, scores of monographs, and hundreds of short essays. He writes and lectures mainly in the areas of Biblical and Liturgical Theology. His most recent book is The Handwriting on the Wall: A Commentary on Daniel.
John Crawford is a graduate of the Theopolis Junior Fellows Program and serves as Chairman of the Board of The Theopolis Institute. He’s a husband, father of four, and grandfather of two. He spends time on entrepreneurial endeavors as well as enjoying good food, good drink and good music.
Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) works for the Theopolis and Davenant Institutes. He is an author of Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption Through Scripture (Crossway, 2018) and the forthcoming Heirs Together: A Theology of the Sexes. He participates in the Mere Fidelity and Theopolis podcasts, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, posts regular videos on theology on his YouTube account, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
Rev. Richard Bledsoe was born in Tacoma, Washington at the Army Hospital at Fort Lewis on September 13, 1949, where his father was stationed. He graduated from high school in Longmont, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, graduating with a BA in Literature and Philosophy in 1972. He moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1974, where he taught a large adult Sunday School class at First Presbyterian Church until he went to seminary in 1981. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in California in 1984 and returned to Boulder to plant Tree of Life Presbyterian Church (PCA), which he pastored for twenty-one years. Since 2005, he has variously served as a hospital and hospice chaplain, and his avocation and ministry has been as “chaplain to the city.” He variously teaches an adult Sunday School class at First Presbyterian Church where he attends in Boulder, and acts as pastor and counselor to a wide variety of people in many positions, in many places.
Esther Lightcap Meek (Ph.D., Temple University; M.A., Western Kentucky University; B.A., Cedarville College) is Professor of Philosophy at Geneva College. She is also a Scholar with Artist Makoto Fujimura’s Fujimura Institute.
Her 2003 Longing to Know: The Philosophy of Knowledge for Ordinary People (Brazos) is a book for people considering Christianity who have questions about how we know anything at all. Her 2011 book, Loving to Know: Introducing Covenant Epistemology (Cascade), proposes the interpersonal covenantal relationship as the paradigm for all human knowing. A Little Manual for Knowing (Cascade, 2014) distills covenant epistemology into a how-to for any knowing venture in any field. Contact with Reality: Michael Polanyi’s Realism and Why It Matters (Cascade (2017) expounds the philosopher-turned-scientist’s commitment to reality as there and fraught with “indeterminate future prospects.”
Esther enjoys talking with people in all walks of life about how knowing works—artists, athletes, scientists, counselors, believers, parents, teachers, scholars, and pastors. She lives in Aliquippa, near Pittsburgh, PA.
An Alabama native and graduate of Boyce College in Louisville, Brian is a professional photographer in Birmingham, AL. He is married to Ashton and they have two children, Talitha (13) and Abel (9). He and his family are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.
Emma spent her childhood surrounded by the wheat fields of northern Idaho. She graduated from New Saint Andrews College in 2016 with a BA in Liberal Arts & Culture, moved to Birmingham shortly after, and has been confused by the Southern heat and humidity ever since.