Eden Seminary is in the midst of saying farewell and best wishes to Professor Adam Ployd, assistant professor of church history and historical theology. Dr. Ployd has given the Seminary notice that he has accepted an offer to serve as the Vice Principal of Wesley House in Cambridge, UK (beginning summer 2021).
For over eight years Professor Ployd has pursued his calling as a teacher and scholar with passion and commitment to Eden Seminary in its mission to empower leaders for the Progressive Christian Movement. He is a brilliant historian, productive scholar, and a dedicated teacher. We are thankful for the gifts he has shared, and celebrate his call to serve in theological education in his own denominational tradition within the global context.
Wesley House, as the name makes plain, is a Methodist theological school with connections to Cambridge University and relationships with several US UMC theological schools. It has a storied history and is developing itself as a global resource in theological education, particularly for Methodist clergy from many different countries. As a Deacon in the UMC, Professor Ployd is excited for the opportunity to be a leader in Methodist theological formation and the family is thrilled at the opportunity to live, work, and learn in the UK.
Eden is wishing Dr. Ployd and his family well. In the remaining months of the term, there will be ways to celebrate his work with Eden and to send the Ployd family off with our best wishes and prayers.