|Rev. Peter D. Crouch steps down as VP of Institutional Advancement
Rev. Peter D. Crouch, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at San Francisco Theological Seminary, has accepted a new call to serve as Vice President of Development for the Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (PCHAS) in Texas starting April 11.
Crouch, whose father and brother also attended SFTS, earned his Master of Divinity in 1989 and immediately joined the Seminary’s development staff during the “A Time to Lead” campaign. He returned in 2005 to serve as Vice President of Institutional Advancement and has provided leadership for the Seminary’s development, alumni relations, communications, information technology and conference services departments.
“Peter has served San Francisco Theological Seminary faithfully and effectively,” said SFTS Interim President Dr. Laird J. Stuart. “He loves this seminary. He knows so much of its history and its stories. Making visits with Peter to alums, friends of the seminary and donors was always enjoyable. We will miss the goodwill and dedication he brought to this position and to this seminary.”
At the conclusion of the successful capital campaign in 1992, Crouch accepted a call to pastoral ministry in Bellevue, Wash. His ministry has also included development positions with Chicago Presbytery, the Presbyterian Foundation and Church World Service.
He leaves SFTS after six years of service to accept his new call from Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, the highly regarded state-wide program headquartered in Austin, Tex. PCHAS operates 19 residential group homes for children and youth, and coordinates adoption, foster care, and counseling programs for children, youth and families through the state.
SFTS is currently seeking an Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement. This special nine-month position from April to December may be extended by the new president scheduled to begin in the fall of 2011. This position will focus on building relationships with key constituents and securing support for the Seminary’s Annual Fund.