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President & Senior Fellow of Theology

Dr. Benjamin Merkle

Dr. Ben Merkle is the president of New Saint Andrews College, as well as a Senior Fellow of Theology. He holds a DPhil in Oriental Studies and an MSt in Jewish Studies from Oxford University, England; an MA degree in English Literature, a Greyfriars Letter, and a BS in Education (Secondary Education-Chemistry, with a minor in History) both from the University of Idaho.

He is a teaching elder at Christ Church, Moscow, regularly preaching at their downtown service. Dr. Merkle is the author of The White Horse King (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2009) and Defending the Trinity in the Reformed Palatinate (Oxford University Press 2015). He and wife Rebekah have five children.

Dr. Benjamin Merkle

President & Senior Fellow of Theology


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    Oxford University


    DPhil in Oriental Studies

    Oxford University


    MSt in Jewish Studies

    University of Idaho


    MA in English Literature

    Greyfriars Hall


    Additional Graduate Studies in Theology

    University of Idaho


    BS in Education (Secondary Education-Chemistry)