About Us

The Center for Excellence in Preaching was founded at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2004 under the leadership of then-Seminary President Neal Plantinga and with Interim Co-Directors John Witvliet and Kathy Smith. As the Center–and particularly the Center’s website–took shape, other key leaders and developers included Wilbert Van Dyk, Howard Vanderwell, Nathan Bierma, Duane Kelderman, and Mary Brasser. In July 2005 Scott Hoezee was hired as the Center’s first full-time Director and since then, the Center has continued to expand its website offerings as well as continuing education seminars for pastors.  Now in its second decade of ministry, the Center for Excellence in Preaching is grateful to have become a regular stop for preachers in search of good sermon resources on the internet as well as a popular place to apply for conferences and seminars like the annual Symposium on Worship, the Preachers’ Oasis, and Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching.  The Center is grateful for the support of Calvin Seminary as well as the support of our many donors who make this work possible by their generous contributions to this ongoing ministry.