Who We Are


Dr. Bradford Littlejohn (Ph.D, University of Edinburgh) is the Founder and President of the Davenant Institute. He also works as a Senior Fellow of the Edmund Burke Foundation and has taught for several institutions, including Moody Bible Institute-Spokane, Bethlehem College and Seminary, and Patrick Henry College. He is recognized as a leading scholar of the English theologian Richard Hooker and has published and lectured extensively in the fields of Reformation history, Christian ethics, and political theology. He lives in Leesburg, VA with his wife, Rachel, and four children.


Colin Chan Redemer (Vice-President) is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Saint Mary’s College of California and a Fellow of the Davenant Institute. He loves teaching on the intersection between History, Philosophy, Literature, and Christianity. His writing has appeared in the Englewood Review of Books, Evansville Review, Sojourners Magazine, The Federalist, and the Tampa Review. He lives in community with his wife, kids, and fellow church members, in Oakland, California.

Board of Directors

PryorChairman: C. Scott Pryor (J.D., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary) is currently a member of the faculty of Campbell University School of Law. He previously served on the faculty at Regent University School of Law from 1998-2015. He has also been a visiting professor at Handong International School of Law in Pohang, South Korea and has taught as a Fulbright Scholar at the National Law University in Jodhpur, India. See his writings on the relationship of the Christian faith to the law of contracts, the influence of Puritanism on contract law, Indian contract law, natural law, human rights, and other matters at his SSRN Author page. You can follow Scott’s occasional thoughts on his blog, PryorThoughts.

Website photo edited (2011.10.16)Vice-chairman: Rev. Benjamin Miller (J.D, Oak Brook College of Law; M.Div., Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary) is the pastor of Trinity Church (Orthodox Presbyterian Church) in north central Long Island. After being admitted to the California bar in 2000, and working thereafter as a paralegal, he attended seminary, graduating in 2005. He served as associate pastor of the OPC in Franklin Square, New York, from December 2005 to September 2011.


Rev. Steven P. Wedgeworth (M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary)  is Associate Pastor of Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, and a founding board member of the Davenant Institute. Steven has published essays on politics, theology, and history, and he is also the co-founder and editor of The Calvinist International.

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Dr. Brian J. Auten (Ph.D, University of Reading (UK)) currently serves as a supervisory intelligence analyst with a government agency in Washington, DC. He has lectured for the FBI Academy at Quantico, the Department of Defense, and the National Intelligence University.  He is the author of Carter’s Conversion: The Hardening of American Defense Policy (University of Missouri Press, 2008), and has also publishes on security, ethics, and 20th-21st century American religious history for a wide range of outlets.

Second professional picTimothy van den Broek (M.B.A., The Wharton School) grew up in England nourished by rain and potatoes. After becoming a chartered accountant and working as an auditor, he moved to America to pursue theological studies. His kingdom interests are varied but centered around how the local church can flourish as a basis for local and global mission. He works as CFO at a technology company in Northern Idaho and enjoys angel investing for fun.

Ian Hugh Clary (PhD, University of the Free State) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Colorado ChristianUniversity, Lakewood, CO. Previous to his coming to CCU in 2017, he was Assistant Pastor at West Toronto Baptist Church in Toronto, Ontario, and lecturer in history at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario. Ian is the co-editor of The Pure Flame of Devotion (2013) and Pentecostal Outpourings (2016), chapter contributor to a number of books, and has published articles and reviews in periodicals such as Evangelical QuarterlyScottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, and Mid-America Journal of Theology. He and his wife Vicky live in Lakewood, CO, with their four children.

Susannah Black received her BA from Amherst College and her MA from Boston University. She is a freelance editor and writer, editing for Plough Quarterly and Plough Books, Providence Magazine, The Philos Project, and elsewhere; she is also an editor of The Davenant Institute’s journal Ad Fontes, and is a founding editor of Solidarity Hall. Her writing has appeared in numerous leading political and theological outlets over the years. A native Manhattanite, she is now living in Queens.

Mark Olivero holds an M.Div from BJU Seminary and serves as an elder at Trinity Bible Church in Greer, SC, where he also runs a successful business, Olivero Design. He has been an enthusiastic lay theologian for many years and blogs at theologydelish.com.

Kirby_Aug2013Dr W.J. Torrance Kirby (ex officio member) is the Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Director of the Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) at McGill University.  He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of Princeton’s Center for Theological Inquiry.  He is best known for his work on Richard Hooker and on Peter Martyr Vermigli, but studies and writes extensively in Reformation thought and Christian neo-Platonism.

MeadorJake Meador (B.A. summa cum laude, University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is a writer and editor from Lincoln, NE. He is the editor of Mere Orthodoxy and serves on the editorial board of the journal Fare Forward. His writing has appeared in Books & CultureChristianity Today, First Things, and Front Porch Republic.

Key Staff

Alastair Roberts is a Teaching Fellow of the Theopolis Institute and the Davenant Institute, a leading evangelical blogger and writer, and one of the hosts of the Mere Fidelity podcast. He has lectured in Christian Ethics at London Seminary, and is author of two books from Crossway, Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption through Scripture (2018) and, Heirs Together: A Theology of the Sexes (forthcoming 2019). He blogs at www.alastairadversaria.com and also serves as Editor of the Politics of Scripture section of Political Theology Today.

Onsi A. Kamel (Editor-in-Chief of the Davenant Press) holds an M.A. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. His academic interests lie chiefly in systematic theology, historical theology, and philosophy. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Elaina, and daughter, Nora.

Davenant House Directors

Michael and Lynette Hughes began work in summer 2019 as Directors of our Davenant House ministry. Michael and Lynette have been abundantly blessed with 5 children: Elizabeth, Isaiah, Malachi, Adoniah, and Eliakim (pictured below). They have been married over 12 years and both graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. I have a B.S. in Biology, Environmental Education, and Museum Methods and since earned an M.A. in Theological Studies and am currently working on an M. Div. Lynette’s degree is in Elementary Education, Math, and Environmental Education. Michael has spent the past nine years serving with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in his home state of Wisconsin, first as a campus staff minister, then a team leader, and the past few years as an Area Ministry Director and Regional International Student Ministry Champion. While serving with InterVarsity, they have both deeply invested in college students and seen the fruit displayed in their lives as they are equipped and sent to be Christ’s witnesses in the world through their vocational calling and otherwise. Thus, they have a deep passion for whole life discipleship and Christian integration through the application of Christian wisdom to every area of life.