Christian Theological Seminary has named David Mellott its seventh president. He will assume his new role effective July 1. 

Mellott most recently served as vice president for academic affairs, dean of the seminary and professor of Theological Formation at Lancaster Theological Seminary.

Interim President Bill Kincaid says Mellott brings significant leadership experience. 

"His teaching interests, advocacy efforts and passion for social justice initiatives reflect the historic impulses and stated values of Christian Theological Seminary. I very much look forward to working with him when I return to the faculty,” said Kincaid.