Ned Allyn Parker


B.A., Hampshire College

M.Div., Andover Newton Theological School

D.Min., Seattle University


In his role as Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement, Ned’s areas of responsibility include development, communications, alumni/ae affairs, and knowledge creation & dissemination.

Ned has experience with and working knowledge of local church ministry. His parents are retired American Baptist ministers and currently serve as Andover Newton Fellows. From 2010 to 2017, Ned was one of the pastors at Seattle First Baptist Church in Seattle, WA, where he was ordained in the American Baptist Churches, USA. 

Ned has been involved with academic administration in different capacities for a quarter century, showing commitment to nurturing the intersection of faith and higher education for his entire career. Beginning as a residence director and multi-faith chaplain at Hampshire College from 2000 to 2005, and at the University of Massachusetts the following year, he also served Andover Newton Theological School as the Associate Director of Recruiting, Student Services, and Retention before his departure for Seattle in 2010. In this initial role at Andover Newton, he performed outreach with churches and prospective students and sat on the president’s committee for equity & inclusion while simultaneously developing space for community interaction. 

Ned and his dog Lucky like adventures and long drives with the windows down.



Cell: (203) 464-2287