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 is responsible for Andover Newton’s relationships with alumni/ae, donors, friends, local churches, and others. 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. He is a PK (pastor’s kid) and a PGK (pastor’s grand-kid) and an MGK (Missionary’s grand-kid). Additionally, 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 committed to nurturing the intersection of faith and higher education for many years. He was a residence director and multi-faith chaplain at Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts. He also worked in student life at Andover Newton and was serving as the Associate Director of Recruiting, Student Services, and Retention at the time of his departure for Seattle in 2010. In this role, he performed outreach with churches and prospective students, while simultaneously developing space for community interaction around various issues. 

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



Cell: (203) 464-2287