The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) welcomes two new staff members this fall: Andrew Bobo and Jon Campoverde.
Andrew joins CSNTM in the newly created position of Assistant Research Manager. Andrew’s role will be focused on managing the Center’s data, especially the large volume of images taken at the National Library of Greece during 2015–16. Andrew grew up in the Dallas area and graduated from Texas A&M University with degrees in Political Science and Public Service Administration. In the summer of 2013, Andrew and his wife Ana moved back to Dallas where Andrew started the Master of Theology program at Dallas Theological Seminary. Andrew is in his third year in the program and has chosen historical theology as his research emphasis. This emphasis fits well with his work at CSNTM, as his work allows him to gain firsthand experience with the artifacts most important to the entire Christian tradition: manuscripts of the New Testament. Andrew and Ana just welcomed their first child Andy in August.
Jon joins CSNTM as the new Intern Coordinator, replacing Jacob Peterson who served in that capacity previously. Jon is a South Texas native, coming from the Rio Grande Valley. He also studied at Texas A&M University before moving to Dallas to begin the Master of Theology program at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is also in his third year of that program. Jon’s studies tie directly to CSNTM as he researches New Testament Textual Criticism at DTS, so he works directly with CSNTM’s manuscript images as he researches the transmission of the New Testament. Jon is currently engaged to his fiancée Stephanie, and they will be married near the end of 2015. Besides being a bit of a nerd, Jon enjoys reading almost any kind of book he can find, writing both creatively and academically, and spending time outdoors—especially in the mountains.
Andrew and Jon both spent last year as part of CSNTM’s internship program and worked hard to have the opportunity to spend time in Greece this summer. Andrew was able to spend 4 weeks in Greece, and Jon was in Greece for 8 weeks. Both look forward to their continued work at CSNTM as they help the rest of the staff with their various projects, ultimately helping to preserve Christian scriptures for generations to come!