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Centers

In 1974, Garrett-Evangelical affirmed three institutional commitments:

  • church and the Black experience;
  • women and ministry;
  • peace and justice.

Today, additional institutional commitments have extended to address changing needs of the culture and of the student body. The following centers and institutes have been established to enrich seminary life, to allow students, faculty, and the church to interact in programs of mutual interest, and to bring new perspectives to the community. They operate with several different kinds of organization and activities.

Asian American Ministries Stead Center for Ethics and Values
Church and the Black Experience Styberg Preaching Institute
Hispanic/Latino(a) Latin American WomenIMAGES
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Asian American Ministries (To Top)

Established by the seminary in 1984, this center serves the needs of Asian American students, pastors, and churches. The office provides services to churches throughout the North Central Jurisdiction by recruiting students for ordained ministry and by training seminarians, pastors, and lay leaders for effective ministry in cross-cultural settings. For more information, contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , faculty advisor, at 847.866.3974.



Church and the Black Experience  
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Instituted in 1970 as one of the primary emphases of the seminary, CBE focuses on African American experience and ministry. This center responds to the needs of the African American students, pastors, and churches. Its purpose is to ensure the integration of black religious experience into all aspects of seminary life, including student recruitment, faculty development, curriculum planning, and special programs. Its aims are instituted by incorporating the African American experience into existing curricula, rather than establishing separate black studies programs; by the endowment of scholarships for black students; and by the establishment of a parity committee made up of equal numbers of black and white faculty. For more information, contact Angela Cowser, director, at 847-866-3984.


Hispanic/Latino (a) -  Latin American Center (To Top)

Established in 1988, this center seeks to bring Hispanic culture and experience into the life of the seminary and provide continuing education to the church. It strives to serve the needs of Hispanic and Latin American students, pastors, and churches. The office provides services to churches throughout the North Central Jurisdiction by recruiting students for ordained ministry and by training seminarians, pastors, and lay leaders for effective ministry in cross-cultural settings. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 847.866.3931 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 847.866.3867, advisors.



The Institute for Transformative Leaders and Communities  
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The Institute for Transformative Leaders and Communities is focused on Leadership where Christ’s mission engages the needs of a changing world!Located at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, the institute was founded in February, 2010 out of the growing conviction that the seminary should be “for the church” and be a networking resource to clergy and lay leadership in the ongoing mission of the church “for the transformation of the world.” For more information, contact Mark Fowler, Executive Director, at 847.866.3982 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Center for Ethics and Values
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An endowed center, the ethics center draws together seminary resources, graduate professional schools, area pastors, and laity to address the compelling ethical issues facing contemporary society; e.g., technological interventions at the beginning and ending of life; war and religion; the plight of children in the cities; the environment; and human experimentation. It seeks to bring a theological perspective to these issues of ecumenical and international scope. Special lecture series and seminars are among the settings which will bring religious communities, seminary scholars, and university colleagues together with the Garrett-Evangelical community. You can contact Brent Waters, director, at 847.866.3915 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Styberg Preaching Institute
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Endowed in 2005, the institute exists to form Christian leaders in the theological and practical disciplines necessary to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ faithfully in the context of contemporary cultures. The resources and programs of the institute are available to students, pastors, and alums. For more information, contact Gennifer Brooks, director, at 847.866.3888 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



WomenIMAGES (Women in Ministry at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary) (To Top)

Established in the early 1970s to provide programs and act as a catalyst for the whole community, this center provides community and educational opportunities for women and seeks to create a nonsexist context for theological education. The center offers student-organized opportunities for learning and advocacy. For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , advisor, at 847.866.3986.

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The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.