Peter J. Leithart




How do we endeavor to know God? Do we approach Him as the "unmoved mover," an ontological necessity and the product of a logical syllogism? Or, should we endeavor to know God as He is revealed in scripture, as a tri-personal being, united in love? How are we to understand the relations that exist between the persons of the Godhead? In this conference, Dr. Peter Leithart, Dr. Alastair Roberts and Pastor Jeff Meyers will explore the meaning and value of knowing God as He reveals Himself in the scriptures. Because the Doctrine of God is foundational, this conference will shape our views of pastoring, families, worship, and all of life. And, in addition to a great line-up of speakers, this year's conference will feature the addition of morning prayer services, extended Tuesday afternoon fellowship time, a catered fellowship meal of Louisiana fare, and a closing hospitality meal.


Peter J. Leithart

Theopolis Institute
Peter Leithart is President of Theopolis Institute and an adjunct Senior Fellow of Theology at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho. He is ordained in the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC).

Leithart has served in two pastorates: He was pastor of Reformed Heritage Presbyterian Church (now Trinity Presbyterian Church), Birmingham, Alabama from 1989 to 1995, and was pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, Moscow, Idaho, from 2003-2013. From 1998 and 2013 he taught theology and literature full-time at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho.

He received an A.B. in English and History from Hillsdale College in 1981, and a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1986 and 1987. In 1998 he received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England.
He and his wife, Noel, have ten children and ten grandchildren.

Alastair J. Roberts

Theopolis Institute | Davenant Institute
Alastair Roberts was raised in the Republic of Ireland, where his parents were missionaries and church-planters. After studying at the then Evangelical Theological College of Wales, he did his Master’s studies in the University of Saint Andrews. He obtained his PhD at Durham University. His thesis was entitled ‘The Red Sea Crossing and Christian Baptism: A Study in Liturgy and Typology’.

Alastair has been a prolific blogger since 2003, and now blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria. He is a member of the Mere Fidelity podcast and also produces his own daily theological videos on YouTube. He is a contributing editor of the Politics of Scripture section of the Political Theology blog.

He is the co-author of Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption Through Scripture (Crossway, 2018). He has a forthcoming book on the theology of the sexes, entitled Heirs Together.

Jeffery J. Meyers

Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church
Jeff Meyers has been the Senior Pastor at Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA) in St. Louis for 20 years.  He graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia (’79, B.S. Geology). After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army for 4 years, Jeff attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, but took three years off to teach at a Christian school in Texas. Upon graduation from Covenant Seminary (’88), he served three years as an Associate Pastor in Huntsville, Alabama, and then three years as Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian in Houston, Texas. Since coming to Providence in 1994, Jeff has earned his Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M) and finished his Ph.D studies (ABD) in Systematic Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary.

Pastor Meyers is a member of the Board of Trustees at Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis.  He is also a visiting instructor at Theopolis.