Who We Are


President

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.

Vice-President

Colin Chan Redemer 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.

Teaching Fellows

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. His personal podcast is Alastair’s Adversaria, where he produces daily reflections upon Scripture. He is the author of Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption Through Scripture (2018).

Joseph Minich (Ph.D, The University of Texas at Dallas) is a Teaching Fellow with The Davenant Institute. The founding editor of Ad Fontes, he is also the author of Enduring Divine Absence, and is the editor of several volumes with The Davenant Press. Currently, he is host of the Pilgrim Faith podcast, and a regular contributor for Modern Reformation. He lives in Garland, Texas, with his wife and four children.

Ryan Hurd is a systematic theologian whose area of expertise is doctrine of God, specifically the Trinity. His primary training is in the high medievals and early modern scholastics as well as the 20th century ressourcement movement. He has written a number of articles and regularly does translations of early modern theology sources; but his primary project is writing a systematics of the Trinity. He is currently a doctoral student at Theologische Universiteit Kampen.
Dale Stenberg (MDiv, Whitefield Theological Seminary) previously wrote and podcasted about the Reformed tradition over the last several years via his previous project According to Christ, which sought to introduce lay people to the basic categories of the Reformed tradition, and to explore how that tradition should inform how we live. He now pursues the same aim with Davenant, particularly through the Pilgrim Faith podcast and blog. He lives in Florida with his wife Rachel, where they are raising their two children. They are members at Grace Bible Church of Brandon, and subscribe to the 1689 London Baptist Confession.

Board of Directors

Chairman: 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 and engaged in research as a Fulbright Scholar in Jodhpur and Delhi, India. See his writings on the relationship of the Christian faith to the law of contracts, the influence of Puritanism on contract law, bankruptcy 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.

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.

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.

Timothy 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.

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.

Jake Meador (B.A. summa cum laude, University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy. His writing has appeared in Books & Culture, Christianity Today, First Things, National Review, Commonweal, and Front Porch Republic. He lives in his hometown of Lincoln, NE with his wife and four children.

George M. Derieg is an attorney, running a trusts and estates law office in Alameda, California. Before Mr. Derieg ran his own law office, he was a public defender. His specialty is trial practice and he has tried over 100 cases to both judge and jury. He is happily married to his high school sweetheart.  Both he and his wife were educated at UC Berkeley. His wife is a doctor of clinical psychology, and they have four children, ages 10, 8, 7, and 5 years of age. They live in Alameda, California.

Joseph Minich (Ph.D, The University of Texas at Dallas) is a Teaching Fellow with The Davenant Institute. The founding editor of Ad Fontes, he is also the author of Enduring Divine Absence, and is the editor of several volumes with The Davenant Press. Currently, he is host of the Pilgrim Faith podcast, and a regular contributor for Modern Reformation. He lives in Garland, Texas, with his wife and four children.

Aaron Rothermel has, since his youth, been interested in understanding how the world works, and how God’s Word and a larger understanding of the world fit together. Simplistic answers never really satisfied him, and a desire to deeply understand the truth led him to major in biology, earning his B.S. at University of Northwestern—St. Paul, and then to earn his M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Aaron now serves at Wausau Alliance Church, in central Wisconsin, where he is the Pastor of Discipleship and Families. In addition to pastoring, Aaron regularly writes curriculum for children and families in his local church, with a focus on helping kids understand Scripture in its grand overarching story. He is married to his beautiful wife Liz, and they have three incredible daughters, who bring much joy and laughter to their home.

Key Staff

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.

Rick Littlejohn (Treasurer) holds a B.A. Cum Laude from Princeton University, and co-founded the Davenant Institute in 2013. He has been vitally interested in Christian Ethics and public policy since studying under the late Paul Ramsey. After spending the first portion of his career in the supermarket industry, he has been involved in real estate management and financial fields since the late 1990s. He is currently employed as a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial. He serves on the founding vestry of Christ the King Anglican Church of Moscow, Idaho and spends as much time as possible reading and enjoying his 12 grandchildren.

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.