University of Western Ontario, B.A.
Westminster Theological Seminary, MDiv, ThM
Cambridge University, Ph.D.

About Dr. Van Dixhoorn

Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn is Professor of Church History and Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. A leading expert on the work of the Westminster Assembly, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of his five-volume work The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, 1643-1653 (Oxford University Press). He is currently working on a major monograph on the Westminster Assembly, having recently completed an edition of John Lightfoot’s journals, published with Oxford University Press.

After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, Dr. Van Dixhoorn was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the British Academy. He also studied at Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM) and Huron College, The University of Western Ontario (B.A.). He was a member of the Faculty of History of the University of Cambridge and held two fellowships at Wolfson College, Cambridge. Since 2013, Dr. Van Dixhoorn has also served as an honorary research fellow at the University of East Anglia in the U.K., and since 2023 as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto.

Ordained in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Dr. Van Dixhoorn has served as a pastor at Cambridge Presbyterian Church in the U.K. and at Grace Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Va. He and his wife Emily have five children.

Academic Awards

  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
  • Overseas Research Scholarship (University of Cambridge)
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship (University of Cambridge)
  • Archbishop Cranmer Studentship (University of Cambridge)
  • Archbishop Cranmer Grant (University of Cambridge)
  • Scholar of Selwyn College (University of Cambridge)
  • William Benton Greene essay prize for apologetics (Westminster Theological Seminary)
  • Gold medal, highest graduating average in the College’s general program (Huron College, University of Western Ontario)