Announcing our new Vice President of Academics, Dr. John Kincaid

Announcing our new Vice President of Academics, Dr. John Kincaid

The Emmaus Institute for Biblical Studies is pleased to introduce Dr. John Kincaid as our new Vice President of Academics, effective June 1, 2024. 

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Kincaid earned his Ph.D. in Theology from Ave Maria University in 2015. Previously he earned a Th.M. from Duke University, an M.A. in Theology from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in Theology from Geneva College. He and his wife Kristen are blessed with seven children.

Dr. Kincaid is the co-author of Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology with Dr. Brant Pitre and Dr. Michael Barber. Before joining the Emmaus Institute, he served as the Chair and Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. Prior to that, John was a member of the theology faculty at John Paul the Great Catholic University as well as at Franciscan University of Steubenville. His research interests center on Paul’s theology and the way it has been received throughout the Church’s long history, the soteriology of Augustine and Aquinas, and the challenges of contemporary biblical hermeneutics. Dr. Kincaid is currently finishing a manuscript on the theme of justification in the Pauline letters. He is also working on a forthcoming book, <em>Paul the Priest</em>, which he is co-authoring with Fr. John Riccardo of ACTS XXIX.

In his new role as Vice President of Academics, Dr. Kincaid will oversee all of the academic affairs of The Emmaus Institute and will help to expand its mission and vision by offering new resources for formation (e.g., courses, seminars, blogs, vlogs, and articles), and by pursuing collaborative relationships with like-minded scholars and apostolates. Dr. Kincaid will begin his work at Emmaus remotely from Bismarck, giving him the opportunity to remain close to extended family. But Emmaus students can look forward to studying with Dr. Kincaid virtually, with occasional in-person classes and events in Lincoln.

It was quickly apparent to all of us that John passionately shares the spirit of Emmaus and that his addition to the team was providentially ordered. His academic record attests to the quality of his scholarship and professionalism, but most importantly, he is a man that serves his vocation to his family as a faithful husband and father who loves the Lord, and who is passionate about sharing that love with all who listen.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. John Kincaid and praying for him in his new role at Emmaus!