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Jim Erhman, PhD

Prior to coming to The Seattle School, Jim served as the Executive Vice -President and Dean at Evangelical Seminary and as an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Culture. Within those roles, the school’s board integrated functions of various teams under his leadership in order to streamline messaging and steward what turned out to be remarkable institutional growth.

Before his last position, Jim served as the Executive Director for Love146, an international anti-human trafficking organization headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut—where he also served as the gubernatorial appointee to the State of Connecticut’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. Prior to those experiences, Jim worked for several years as the Executive Director of Yale University’s Center for the Study of World Christianity. In that role, he aided both Yale University and the Western Church at-large in its engagement with the explosive growth and unique stories present within the worldwide Church.

Jim has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Arts in Religion from Yale University, and did his PhD studies at Eastern University, with an emphasis in leadership. Jim is married to Rachel and he has two children still at home (most days)—Kent who is studying musical theater at Lancaster Bible College and Genevieve who is studying Art and Entrepreneurship at Temple starting in the fall. In his spare time, Jim enjoys home renovation projects and motorcycle rides—but rarely at the same time.