Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



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TEDS Faculty Since 2000

Scott M. Manetsch, PhD

Professor of Church History


BA, Michigan State University

MDiv, MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

PhD, University of Arizona


Dr. Manetsch joined Trinity’s faculty in 2000 after serving three years as an Assistant Professor of Religion at Northwestern College (Iowa). Ordained in the Reformed Church in America, he served as an associate pastor of education and discipleship for three years. During graduate school, he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship and spent two years doing archival research on French Reformation history at the University of Geneva.

Dr. Manetsch and his wife Catherine (McKee) Manetsch live in Libertyville, Illinois with their two daughters, Hannah and Melissa. The family enjoys reading books together, camping, jogging, cycling, watching NCAA basketball, and spending summers in Geneva, Switzerland.

Selected Publications

Since the publication of his dissertation under the title Theodore Beza and the Quest for Peace in France, 1572-1598 (Brill, 2000), Dr. Manetsch has conducted intensive research on the theology and practice of pastoral ministry in Reformation Europe. He has had the opportunity to present many of his research findings at scholarly conferences in Switzerland, Germany, France, and The Netherlands. Moreover, his articles on pastoral theology and practice in the age of the Reformation have appeared in edited volumes as well as in such journals as Church History, Westminster Theological Journal, and Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance. Dr. Manetsch’s most recent monograph is Calvin’s Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536-1609 (Oxford, 2012). He is the associate general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture (InterVarsity Press) and an editor of Christ on Campus Initiative.

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements

Dr. Manetsch is a member of the Calvin Studies Society, Sixteenth Century Studies Society, and the American Society of Church History.


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