Appointed: September 2009
Sam Schreiner is a graduate of Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. From 1977 to 1983 he worked at Gordon in the Student Development and Career Development Offices. Since 1983 he has been an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, serving as the lead pastor in churches in New Hampshire and Connecticut. He is currently the pastor and head of staff of the Noroton Presbyterian Church, in Darien, Connecticut. In 1987 Sam was invited to be a lecturer in the Department of Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, training Presbyterian students there until 2004.
Sam has been a retreat and renewal speaker in churches in New England, New Zealand and Kenya. He has cohosted tours to biblical sites in Greece, Turkey and Israel, and in 1999 participated in the inaugural season of an archeological dig in Israel (Project Zeitah). In 2007 Sam traveled to Pakistan to visit the land of his mother’s birth (where his grandfather had been a missionary) and to see Forman Christian College in Lahore. Sam is a board member of this college, which is owned by the PCUSA, has educated former prime ministers of India and Pakistan and today is educating Muslims and Christians side by side. He is also a board member of Vision New England.
Sam is married to Debra (Cole) Schreiner, who graduated from Gordon. They have three adult children: Abby who graduated from Taylor University and is in student ministry in Richmond, Virginia, Samuel B. Schreiner and his wife, Chantal, who both graduated from Gordon in 2007 and now work and raise their twins in the Boston area; and Jack Schreiner and his wife Svea who both live and work in New Hampshire. When not visiting their children and grandchildren, Sam and Deb love to travel and cheer for the Red Sox.