Meet Our President

Rev. Neil Blair began his leadership as president of Saint Paul School of Theology on July 1, 2016. He is a 1980 Master of Divinity graduate of Saint Paul and an ordained elder in the Dakotas Annual Conference. Blair served eight years as a pastor in a local church in Missouri.

Neil Blair served 19 years as Vice President for Development at Saint Paul from 1988 to 2003.

President Blair most recently served as the Executive Director for Institutional Advancement for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. Previously, he was the President of The Foundation for Evangelism of the UMC in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina and Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota.

Neil is the father of two sons, David and family live in Texas and Ben and family live in Chicago.

Neil Blair standing outside and smiling at the camera