Robert S. Kinney

Robert is a Priest serving at Christ Church in Vienna. He has served as the Director of Ministries for the Charles Simeon Trust since 2005.

A native of Illinois in the United States, Robert earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Christian Literature at the University of Chicago. His BA thesis was on idolatry in Paul's epistle to the church in Rome. In 2008, Robert earned an MS in Communications (Journalism) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, focusing his final project on issues of race, education, and Christianity on the South Side of Chicago. In 2015, Robert finished a PhD in New Testament at the University of Bristol in England. His dissertation explored aspects of Greco-Roman rhetoric in the Gospel of Matthew and was published by Mohr Siebeck in the WUNT II series as Hellenistic Dimensions of the Gospel of Matthew: Background and Rhetoric. He also served formally as a pastoral intern at Holy Trinity Church for six years (2002-2008) and later as University Minister (2012-2014).

Robert is a Fellow at the Center for Pastor Theologians and also serves on the Boards of the Charles Simeon Trust of Canada and Prédica Fiel in Cuba. He resides in Vienna and serves in ministry at Christ Church Vienna, part of the Church of England's Diocese in Europe.

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