Guest Speaker

Rev. Dr. M. Craig Barnes

Pastor, Shadyside Presbyterian Church

Craig was raised on Long Island, New York. After graduating from The King’s College and Princeton Seminary, he received a Ph.D. in The History of Christianity from The University of Chicago under the supervision of Martin E. Marty.

For nine years he served as pastor of The National Presbyterian Church in Washington D.C. In the fall of 2002, he became the Robert Meneilly Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. While continuing in that teaching ministry, he began his service as the pastor of The Shadyside Presbyterian Church in 2003.

His published books include Yearning, When God Interrupts, Hustling God, Sacred Thirst, Extravagant Mercy, and Searching for Home.

He is married to Dawne Hess Barnes who is an interior decorator in Pittsburgh. They have three delightful children, a sweet old collie, and a neurotic golden retriever.