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Bishop Young Jin Cho of the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church announces the appointment of The Rev. Dr. Karla M. Kincannon as executive pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, effective July 1, 2016. Kincannon indicated that the decision to return to parish ministry came after many discussions with key church leadership in Virginia, her home conference. Kincannon will leave her position at the seminary on June 30, 2016.
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Trina Armstrong
April 5, 2016 — Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is excited to announce the appointment of Trina Armstrong as assistant professor of pastoral theology and pastoral care. With her prior teaching experience, commitments to the church and the community, as well as her clinical work, Armstrong will bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom and the seminary community at-large. Her appointment will officially begin on July 1, 2016
Marian Wright Edelman
April 1, 2016 — Marian Wright Edelman, award-winning advocate, and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, will be the keynote speaker at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s 159th Commencement on May 13th, 2016. Wright Edelman will also be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. The Commencement service will begin at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Evanston.
Gregory Coates, PhD Student at Garrett-Evangelical
March 31, 2016 — Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary PhD candidate Gregory Coates has been awarded the John Wesley Fellowship from A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE). Coates was one of three doctoral students to receive the fellowship in 2016.
Garrett-Evanston Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools
March 9, 2016 — EVANSTON, Illinois – Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is now an official partner of the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program and, in partnership with the Evanston community, will be offering this high-quality, literacy-rich program free to underserved children in the Evanston community beginning this summer. The six-week program helps children fall in love with reading and makes learning fun. It has proven to curb summer learning loss and help close achievement gaps.
Angela Cowser
February 23, 2016 — The 2016 Louisville Seminary First Decade Award recipient is Rev. Dr. Angela Cowser (MDiv ’06), assistant professor of the sociology of religion and director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience (CBE) at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. In the classroom, community, and church, Cowser comes as a pastor, community organizer, and sociologist. As such, she gives her students theological, ethical, sociological, and practical tools to help them do justice wherever they find themselves; that is, to reckon honestly with the world as it is, while they dream, plan, and organize toward the world as it can and should be.