2017
Alumni (Fellow)

Charles Cotherman

Hilliard Family Jefferson Fellow
Oil City, Pennsylvania
Degrees:
B.A. Grove City College (2006)
M.Div. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (2012)
M.A. University of Virginia (2016)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2017)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Religious Studies

Bio:

Charlie Cotherman is the pastor of Oil City Vineyard, a church he and his wife Aimee founded in 2016 in Oil City, Pennsylvania. He is also administrative director of the Lilly-funded Project on Rural Ministry at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

Charlie has taught at both Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the co-editor of “Sent to Flourish: A Guide to Planting and Multiplying Churches” (IVP Academic, fall 2019), and the author of “To Think Christianly: A History of L’Abri, Regent College, and the Christian Study Center Movement” (IVP Academic, spring 2020). He sits on the advisory board of Fuller Seminary’s Church Planting Initiative and the Multiply Vineyard’s Small Town USA partnership. He has three children: Elliana, Anneliese, and Benton.

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