The Henry Center is pleased to announce that Owen Strachan recently began work as the Managing Director of the HCTU. Strachan replaces Ben Peays in the position. Strachan, 26, is from Machias, Maine and completed his undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME with a major in history (honors). After internships at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, the United States Department of State, and a writing stint at 9Marks Ministries, he matriculated at Southern Seminary in 2004 for an M. Div. in Theology. Concentrating on biblical and theological studies, Strachan met his wife, formerly Bethany Ware, in the midst of his seminary course. During his time in Louisville, Strachan worked as an intern and an Editorial Assistant to President R. Albert Mohler, Jr. He also served as a research assistant for professors of literature, theology, and history, and was a teaching assistant for the President. He is a contributing writer for 9Marks Ministries.

Strachan completed the M. Div. in December 2007 and began his work at the Henry Center under Dr. Doug Sweeney in January 2008. He is a PhD student in Historical Theology, also under Dr. Sweeney, and hopes to author a dissertation on Harold Ockenga and the rise of the neo-evangelical movement. He and Bethany live in Highland Park, IL. In addition to reading works of history and church history, Strachan enjoys the reading cultural reflection by the likes of Tom Wolfe, playing and watching basketball, and spending time with his wife. He is delighted to work at the Center and looks forward to advancing its mission for the propagation of biblical wisdom, the marriage of church and academy, and, ultimately, the glory of God.