C. Robert Wetzel

Dr. C. Robert Wetzel

Address2101 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28266

Professor of Ethics and Philosophical Theology, Emmanuel School of Religion

B.A., Midwest Christian College,
M.S., Fort Hays, Kansas, State College,
Ph.D., University of Nebraska,

Robert Wetzel brings to the presidency a long record of distinguished service in Christian higher education. As Emmanuel’s Dean, his academic leadership was efficient and careful, with unfailing sensitivity to the needs of students and faculty. As initial Director of the Doctor of Ministry degree program, he skillfully supervised all aspects of the final planning, accreditation, and actual start of classes. Before coming to Emmanuel, Dr. Wetzel was instrumental in the founding of Springdale College within the Federation of Selly Oak Colleges in Birmingham, England, and from 1980 to 1991 was Principal of this ministerial training school for the Churches of Christ in Great Britain. He was Academic Dean of Milligan College from 1970 to 1976.

A graduate of Midwest (now Ozark) Christian College (B.A.) and Fort Hays Kansas State College (M.S.), he earned the Ph.D. in philosophy and literature at the University of Nebraska. He did sabbatical study at the University of Cambridge in 1975. Dr. Wetzel was Recognized Lecturer in the University of Birmingham (England) from 1980–1991; he taught philosophy and humanities at Milligan College from 1961 to 1980. He has published numerous essays and articles in both popular and scholarly sources.

Dr. Wetzel is serving as president of the World Convention (Christian-Churches of Christ-Disciples) for the 2004-2008 term leading up to the 2008 World Convention that meets in Nashville, TN, July 30-August 3.

Dr. Wetzel and his wife Bonnie are parents of two adult children.

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