Dr. Dalbey 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 Applied Theology. In 2012, he took on the additional role of Interim President while the and became President in 2013. He retired from that post in 2021 and now serves as President Emeritus and advisor to sixth President Dr. Tom Gibbs while also teaching occasionally.
Dr. Dalbey’s doctoral work focused on corporate worships and he has taught classes on worship for the Seminary. He also teaches a DMin class on grace-based leadership and co-teaches a class on gospel-centered parenting with his wife, Beth. Mark wrotea chapter in the recently released Hear Us, Emmanuel: Another Call for Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church (Storied Publishing, 2020).
He and Beth enjoy time with their three married children and eleven grandchildren.