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Seminary Hires OT Professor

April 27, 2022
Dr. Wilson de Angelo Cunha and his family
Dr. Wilson de Angelo Cunha and his family

Calvin Theological Seminary (CTS) recently announced plans for  Dr. Wilson de Angelo Cunha to join the seminary faculty in fall 2022 as a professor of Old Testament studies.

The faculty voted Mar. 29 to recommend Cunha for a regular faculty appointment, pending successful CTS Board of Trustees and synod interviews.

Cunha comes to CTS with 10 years of teaching experience in Old Testament and biblical Hebrew studies. Most recently he taught at LeTourneau University in Longview, Tex.

“Speaking on behalf of the search team and faculty, I would say that we were impressed by the teaching ability, scholarship, and collegial commitment that [Dr. Cunha] has displayed,” President Jul Medenblik stated in an email to the seminary community announcing Cunha’s appointment.

Medenblik also noted Cunha’s service at LeTourneau and within local church contexts as evidenced by his time in Brazil, in the Netherlands (where he received his Ph.D. at Leiden University), and in the U.S.—which included adjunct teaching for CTS.

“After years of recognized teaching excellence and a full publishing record, he will quickly become one of the seminary’s valued teachers and leaders,” said Gary Burge, dean of the faculty. “Dr. Cunha will bring to the seminary further international diversity and strong links to the Brazilian Presbyterian Church (by which he is ordained).” Cunha plans to move his ordination to the Christian Reformed Church in North America in the coming years.

“I feel honored to return to CTS now as an Old Testament professor,” said Cunha. “Building on the solid foundation of those who came before me, I look forward to participating in the seminary’s more than 140 years of history of helping the church encounter God anew by carefully hearing his voice in the pages of his life-giving Word.”

Cunha and his wife, Katie, said they look forward to settling into the CTS community and the Grand Rapids area with their three children.