Meet the minister

A conversation with the new dean of Marsh Chapel, with audio

September 19, 2006
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Reverend Robert Hill is the new dean of Marsh Chapel.

Marsh Chapel’s new dean, Reverend Robert Hill, is aiming to bring a fresh vision of religious unity to Boston University. “The dean of Marsh Chapel guides and orders the full expression of religious life, which is so varied and wonderful here,” he says.

Hill, who is also a professor of New Testament and pastoral theology at the School of Theology, is deeply committed to the ecumenical space Marsh Chapel offers to the University. “My passion is preaching,” says Hill. “At Marsh Chapel I will have the opportunity to give a national voice to the Methodist ethos.”

Hill comes to BU from Rochester, N.Y., where he was the minister at Asbury First United Methodist Church for 11 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, a school with Methodist roots as deep as BU’s, and earned his Ph.D. in New Testament studies from McGill University. He has served in seven churches, five times as minister, has extensive teaching experience, and has published books and articles on both Biblical studies and practical ministry.

To hear Hill speak with BU Today about religious life at Boston University, click here.

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