Theological School Alumni Association 2014 Distinguished Service Award
The Rev. Dr. Robert J. Williams G’83 served as the general secretary of the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church from 2006 until his retirement in 2014. He is a clergy member of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference and served as pastor of six New Jersey churches. He has taught United Methodist studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer) and Drew Theological School.
In addition to various leadership posts in his Annual Conference, including co-chairing the Board of Ordained Ministry, Williams has served on the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, the General Conference Study Commission on Ministry, the World Methodist Council, the Board of Trustees of the Pennington (N.J.) School and the Board of Trustees of the Epworth Old Rectory.
Williams and his wife, Renee, have two daughters, Shauna and Erin, and now three grandchildren.