Dr. Dalbey brings more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and pastor to his responsibilities as Covenant Seminary's president. He came to the Seminary in 1999 following seven years as senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Indiana, before which he served as pastor of The Church of the Covenant in Cincinnati, Ohio and as a chaplain and Bible instructor at Geneva College. At the Seminary, he served for ten years as dean of students, then as vice president for faculty development and assistant professor of practical theology. In 2012, he took on the additional role of interim president while the Seminary conducted a formal search for the next president. In May 2013, he became president as the unanimous choice of our Board of Trustees. Dr. Dalbey also serves as associate professor of practical theology.
Dr. Dalbey's doctoral work focused on corporate worship. His heart for worship is evident as he teaches the MDiv worship class, leads the seminary MA in Worship classes, and advises worship pastors/leaders throughout the denomination. He currently serves as chairman of the Worship Reformation Network.
He and his wife, Beth, enjoy time with their three children and four grandchildren.
BA [Philosophy/Religion] Tarkio College Tarkio, MO
MDiv Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Pittsburgh, PA