After serving for 10 years as president of Calvin Theological Seminary, Rev. Cornelius Plantinga Jr. announced to the seminary board of trustees his intention to step down after the 2010-2011 academic year.
The school, located in Grand Rapids, Mich., is the official seminary of the Christian Reformed Church.
Plantinga expressed a desire to have more time to write and said that he and his wife “have prayed earnestly about this decision and have made it freely and joyfully,” adding, “I’ll leave my post with satisfaction.”
During Plantinga’s tenure as president, the seminary saw an increase in its enrollment and fund-raising, as well as several changes, most notably the implementation of a new curriculum.
At a meeting of the CRC’s Board of Trustees in September, Plantinga reported, “The seminary is thriving. We’ve made big changes in curriculum. I don’t think I’ve started a year when the atmosphere is as good as it is now.”
Plantinga plans to remain associated with the seminary, but details have not yet been determined.