Dr. Hutz H. Hertzberg was appointed as president of Christian Heritage Academy (CHA), Northfield, IL, on July 1, 2017.
CHA is a nationally recognized PreK-12 college and life preparatory school. For the fourth consecutive year, CHA was ranked #1 Best Christian High School in Illinois by Niche.com in the 2021 Best Schools in America review. Additionally, CHA ranked #9 Best College Prep Private High School and #10 Best Private K-12 School in the State.
Dr. Hertzberg previously served as president of Christian Union, based in Princeton, New Jersey, where he gave leadership to the organization’s mission of developing transformative Christian leaders at some of America’s most strategic universities (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford and others) and also to the building of networks of Christian professionals in key cities across the nation.
Prior to his time with Christian Union, Dr. Hertzberg served as the first executive director of The Orchard Network, a Chicago area organization committed to developing next generation pastors and lay leaders for gospel-centered leadership.
Previously, Dr. Hertzberg served for seven years as executive pastor of the historic Moody Church in downtown Chicago, giving leadership to its multiple ministries and staff.
Dr. Hertzberg has also served in several higher education administrative and faculty positions including for over twelve years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Trinity International University where he served as dean of the chapel and student ministries, and also dean of students. Prior to that he served as chaplain at Wheaton College, and held various administrative and faculty positions at Judson University, DePaul University College of Law, and the College of DuPage.
Dr. Hertzberg has also served as interim senior pastor at Winnetka Bible Church, director of church planting for the EFCA Great Lakes, and associate director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for Chicagoland.
For twenty years Dr. Hertzberg served as chaplain in the United States Naval Reserve serving mostly with the United States Marine Corps. He continues to serve as the senior protestant chaplain at Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports giving leadership to a team of fifty chaplains and overseeing eighteen weekly chapel services at these airports.
He is a licensed and ordained minister with academic degrees from Wheaton (IL) College (BA, MA) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MAR, DMin, PhD).
Dr. Hertzberg is a long time Chicago area resident. He is married to Lynne, daughter of Norm and Carole Sonju. They have one school-aged daughter, Hiley, who attends CHA. The Hertzbergs live in Glenview.