Garrett-Evangelical News

Establishing Justice at the City Gate: A Public Theology Conversation

On Friday, February 28th, as a part of the inaugural celebration of Lallene J. Rector as president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, we will be hosting a panel discussion, Establishing Justice at the City Gate: A Public Theology Conversation. The discussion will center on three key public issues: violence, the enviroment, and immigration. You can learn more about our panelists in the tabs below. The panel will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful.

Individuals who attend the panel discussion also have the oppotunity to learn 0.5 CEUs. Contact Shay Craig for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Matthew Sleeth

 

DSC0801A former emergency room physician, Dr. Matthew Sleeth felt like he was straightening deck chairs on the Titanic saving one patient at a time while the whole ship (Earth) was going down. Together with his wife and two teenaged children, he began to bring his lifestyle in line with his values, cutting back on their fossil fuel by two thirds and electricity use by nine tenths. Following a new calling, Dr. Sleeth resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of the ER to teach, preach, and write about faith and the environment throughout the country.

Dr. Sleeth is the executive director of Blessed Earth. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and has two post doctoral fellowships. Sleeth is also the author of Serve God, Save the Planet (Zondervan, 2007), the introduction to the Green Bible (HarperOne, 2008), The Gospel According to the Earth: Why the Good Book is a Green Book (HarperOne, 2010), and 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life (Tyndale, 2012).

Timothy Eberhart

 

Tim EberhartDr. Timothy Eberhart is the Visiting Professor of Moral and Public Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Eberhart earned his Ph.D. from the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University, his Master of Divinity degree from the Vanderbilt Divinity School, and his B.A. in Religion from St. Olaf College, where he graduated magna cum laude. His doctoral dissertation was titled, “Rooted and Grounded in Love: Joining God’s Feast of Holy Communion in the Global Market Economy.”

Eberhart has taught at Garrett-Evangelical, the Vanderbilt Divinity School, and Dakota Wesleyan University. He is an ordained elder in the Dakotas Conference of The United Methodist Church and has served on various boards and committees of the church. He was recently invited to serve on the national planning committee for the 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry and was elected North American secretary for the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies.

Loyce E. Spells II

 

1005730 596947863659928 885046065 nOfficer Loyce E. Spells II is a member of the Community Strategies Bureau, Evanston Police Dept., a Board member at PeaceAble Cities: Evanston, and Sole Proprietor at Spells & Associates, LLC., Legal Shield.

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Cowser

 

Angela Cowser HDr. Angela Cowser is is Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion and Director of The Center for the Church and the Black Experience (CBE) at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She studies social movements, community organizations, and community organizing. Dr. Cowser has nine years of experience as an IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation) community organizer in Nashville, Tennessee with two organizations: Tying Nashville Together (TNT) and People of God Organized (POGO). She served as Director of Operations for Project HOME and as Program Director for A Better Start (a program to reduce infant mortality) in Philadelphia, PA. She is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Andrew Sund

 

presidentpic1Dr. Andrew C. Sund is president of St. Augustine College in Chicago, Illinois, an independent, bilingual (dual-language) institution of higher education created under the auspices of the Episcopal Diocese to make the American system of higher education accessible to a diverse student population with emphasis on those of Hispanic descent; to strengthen ethnic identity; to reinforce cultural interaction; and to build a bridge to fill cultural, educational, and socio-economic gaps.

 

Luis Rivera

 

Rivera photo Low-ResDr. Luis Rivera is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean atGarrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Dr. Rivera received his Th.D. (1993) and Th.M. (1981) from Harvard Divinity School, his M.Div. (1978) from Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, and his B.A. (1973) from the University of Puerto Rico. He is co-editor of The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theologians (English, Spanish, and Portuguese editions). His research and teaching focus is systematic theology, specifically Latino/a and Diaspora theologies. He has published many articles on these subjects, including “Jesus el Migrante/Jesus the Migrant” in Jesus in the Hispanic Community: Images of Christ from Theology to Popular Religion (Westminster John Knox Press, 2010).

Installation Response Form

The favor of a reply is requested by March 28, 2014. For information or questions, contact Krista McNeil at 847.866.3903 or krista.mcneil@garrett.edu.


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INSTALLATION OF LUIS R. RIVERA

Luis Rivera.2 copyThe installation of Dr. Luis R. Rivera as academic dean of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will take place today, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful.

We hope you will join us for this momentous occasion in the life of the institution. Below you will find the schedule of events, hotel information, and directions. We also encouage you to learn more about Dr. Rivera and the institution's history using the links in the navigational window on the right.

If you plan to attend installation events, please use the response form (on the right panel) to RSVP. If you will be attending the installation as a delegate, please use the delegate response form. Please reply by March 19, 2014.

For additional questions or needs related to the installation, contact Ms. Krista McNeil, Administrator for Academic Affairs, at 847.866.3903 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Installation Schedule

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014

Installation Ceremony
Program
4:00 p.m. | Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful

Installation Dinner
5:30 p.m. | Loder Hall

Performance by Africaribe (learn more about the group here)
7:00 p.m. | Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful





Hotel Information



Hotels in Evanston and Skokie, Illinois:

Hilton Garden Inn Evanston
1818 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL  60201
847.475.6400

           

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
9599 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL 60077
847.679.7000

Hilton Orrington
1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
888-677-4648

 

Hampton Inn and Suites
5201 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
847-583-1111

The Homestead Hotel
1625 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
847.475.3300

   


Directions and Parking

Directions and Parking to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

If you need parking on Wednesday, April 9, prior to 4 p.m. you can purchase a parking pass at the main desk at Garrett-Evangelical for $7.25.

 

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PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is the result of the interweaving of three institutions:

  • Garrett Biblical Institute (Founded 1853)
  • Chicago Training School (Founded 1885)
  • Evangelical Theological Seminary (Founded 1873)

These institutional histories live on in our core values of critical and creative reason, evangelical commitment, and prophetic participation in society. As we prepare to inaugurate Dr. Lallene J. Rector as president, we give thanks for those who have served as president or principal and their relentless commitment to theological education.


Garrett Biblical Institute

Garrett Biblical Institute, the first Methodist seminary in the Midwest, was established in 1853 by largely the same church people who founded Northwestern University. Its founders hoped that the school would shape mind and spirit toward an educated ministry.

 GBI

Presidents

John Dempster
Matthew Simpson
William X. Ninde
Henry B. Ridgaway
Charles J. Little
Charles M. Stuart
Frederick C. Eiselen
Horace G. Smith
Otto J. Baab (acting)
Dwight E. Loder
Orville H. McKay
Merlyn W. Northfelt

     

 

1853-1861
1861-1878
1879-1884
1884-1895
1895-1911
1912-1924
1924-1932
1932-1953
1953-1955
1955-1964
1965-1970
1971-1974


Chicago Training School

The Chicago Training School, established in 1885, was an important force for women in ministry and for developing service agencies throughout Chicago. Chicago Training School merged with Garrett Biblical Institute in 1934.

 CTS

Principals

Lucy Rider Meyer
Louis F. Lesemann

     

 

1885-1917
1917-1934


Evangelical Theological Seminary

Evangelical Theological Seminary, located in Naperville and founded as a seminary of the Evangelical Church (later the Evangelical United Brethren) in 1873, joined with Garrett Theological Seminary in 1974 to form Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

ETS 

Principals or Presidents

Bishop J.J. Esher (principal)
Bishop Ruben Yeakel (principal)
Bishop J.J. Esher (principal)
Bishop Thomas Bowman (principal)
Solomon J. Gamertsfelder (acting)
Solomon J. Gamertsfelder (principal)
Solomon J. Gamertsfelder (president)
Gustav B. Kimmel
Harold R. Heininger
Paul H. Eller
Wayne K. Clymer
K. James Stein

     

 

1873-1876
1877-1884
1884-1895
1895-1900
1900-1908
1908-1912
1912-1919
1919-1939
1940-1955
1955-1967
1967-1972
1972-1974


Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Garrett-Evangelical, a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church, was founded in 1853. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 500 students from various denominations and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy, and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 living alumni serve church and society around the world.

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Presidents

Merlyn W. Northfelt
Neal F. Fisher
Ted A. Campbell
Philip A. Amerson
Lallene J. Rector

     

 

1974-1980
1980-2001
2001-2005
2006-2013
2014-

RESPONSE FORM FOR DELEGATE

The favor of a reply is requested by February 3, 2014. For information or questions, contact Erin Moore at 847.866.3902 or erin.moore@garrett.edu

For those who will be marching in the academic procession, please remember delegates are responsible for providing their own academic regalia. 

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RESPONSE FORM

The favor of a reply is requested by February 7, 2014. For information or questions, contact Erin Moore at 847.866.3902 or erin.moore@garrett.edu.

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PLANNING COMMITTEE


Mark Fowler, Chair
Associate Professor of Church Leadership 

        

Anne Joh
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

Barbara Adams
Director of Housing and Food Services

 

Pamela Keys
Master of Divinity Student

E. Byron Anderson
Ernest and Bernice Styberg Professor of Worship and
Director, Nellie B. Ebersole Program in Music Ministry

 

Krista McNeil
Administrator for Academic Affairs

Jaeyeon Lucy Chung
Director of the United Library

 

Shane Nichols
Director of Communications

Shay Craig
Coordinator of External Programs

 

Jack Seymour
Professor of Religious Education

Anne Ferguson
Dean of the Chapel

 

Cynthia Wilson
Dean of Students

FIRSTS AT GARRETT-EVANGELICAL

lallene-rector

Lallene J. Rector

2014 - First layperson and female President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

    

Rivera

Luis Rivera Rodriguz

2014
- First Hispanic/Latino Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean.

 

 

     
gennifer-brooks

Gennifer Benjamin Brooks

2008
- First Black women to hold an endowed chair (Ernest and Bernice Styberg Chair in Preaching).

  pak boyer

Sujin Boyer Pak

2002
- First Asian woman faculty member.

 

 

     
henry young

Henry Young

2002
- First Black professor to hold an endowed chair (Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Chair in Theology).

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Khiok-Khng Yeo

2002
- First Asian professor to hold an endowed chair (Harry R. Kendall Chair of New Testament Interpretation).

 

 

     
osvaldo-vena

Osvaldo Vena

1995
- First Hispanic/Latino faculty member.

  Rosemary Skinner Keller

Rosemary Skinner Keller

1993
- First Woman academic dean.

 

 

     
matthews

Marjorie Matthews

1984
- First woman bishop-in-residence; also served as visiting professor of Old Testament during residency.

  ruether

Rosemary Radford Ruether

1977
- First woman to hold a chair (Georgia Harkness Chair in Applied Theology).

 

 

     
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Carl Marbury

1977
- First Black academic dean of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

  ammons

Edsel Ammons

1968
- First Black faculty member of Garrett Biblical Institute to become a bishop (taught Church and Urban Society from 1968-1976 and was the designer of The Center for the Church and the Black Experience).

 

 

     
Shockley

Grant Shockley

1959
- First Black faculty member of Garrett Biblical Institute (religious education).

  harkness

Georgia Harkness

1939
- First woman faculty member hired by Garrett Biblical Institute (applied theology). The first significant American female theologian; thought to be the first woman to teach theology in an American seminary.

 

 

     
Bjornberg

Esther Bjornberg

mid-1930's
- First woman Chicago Training School faculty member (field work and social service) who became a faculty member of Garrett Biblical Institute upon the merger of CTS and GBI.

  Thoburn

Isabella Thoburn

1888
- Methods and church history faculty member of Chicago Training School, who headed the first deaconess home in the United States.

 

 

     
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Lucy Rider Meyer

1855
- Founder, principal, and faculty member of Chicago Training School for City, Home, and Foreign Missions (CTS), which merged into Garrett Biblical Institute in 1934. She is credited with being the originator, promoter, and sustainer of the deaconess movement in Methodism.

  eliza-garrett

Eliza Clark Garrett

1853
- Founding benefactor of Garrett Biblical Institute (GBI).

BIOGRAPHY

Lallene J. Rector was named president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on May 16, 2013 and began her term on January 1, 2014. President Rector has been an esteemed faculty member at Garrett-Evangelical since 1986 as Associate Professor of Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Psychotherapy and most recently held the role of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean (2006-2013). 

Among her numerous achievements as academic dean, President Rector developed and implemented the seminary’s strategic plan, chaired the budget reduction task force, initiated curriculum review, and negotiated the seminary’s charter membership in the Seminary Stewardship Alliance. Her influence at the school can be further witnessed by looking at the student body. Rector is committed to creating a diverse community, which has driven her to develop strong relationships with the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE), Advanced Latino/a Theological Education Program, and the Center for African American Studies program. 

President Rector’s influence expands far beyond her work at Garrett-Evangelical. Locally, she has convened the academic deans of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) and served as the secretary for the ACTS Common Council. Nationally, she is a member of the Association for Theological Schools (ATS) Advisory Committee for Chief Academic Officers, and a member of the Board of Directors for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Further involvement with ATS includes serving as member or chair of several re-accreditation teams since 2005 and being a panelist or presenter at various ATS meetings and conferences.

A member of First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple in Chicago, Illinois, President Rector is the first layperson to be appointed president in the seminary’s 160-year old history. Her background as a United Methodist who brings expertise in pastoral psychotherapy makes her an invaluable asset on the Ministerial Assessment Specialists Advisory Committee on Candidacy and Clergy Assessment for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Additionally, she has served as a convener for the United Methodist Theological Schools academic deans and regularly represents the seminary at denominational conferences.

President Rector’s educational background includes a bachelor of arts in psychology and religion from Texas Christian University, a master of theological studies from Boston University’s School of Theology, and a doctor of philosophy in psychology of religion from Boston University’s Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences. She holds memberships in the American Academy of Religion; has served on the Steering Committee for Person, Culture and Religion Section; and has been a member of the American Psychoanalytical Association and the Chicago Society for Psychoanalysis.

She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and the co-editor of Psychological Perspectives and the Religious Quest: Essays in Honor of Orlo Strunk, Jr.

Dr. Rector resides in Evanston, Illinois and has a deep appreciation for the arts, especially music.

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

Directions and Parking to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Parking is available in the Northwestern University lots without a permit after 4:30 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday. If you need parking on Friday, February 28, prior to 4 p.m. you can purchase a parking pass at the main desk at Garrett-Evangelical for $7.25. 


Directions and Parking at First United Methodist Church, Evanston, Illinois

First United Methodist Church is located at 516 Church Street, Evanston, IL  60201 on the corner of Hinman Avenue and Church Street in downtown Evanston. The main entrance at 516 Church Street is fully accessible for people with disabilities. In addition to a wheelchair ramp, there is also a lane in front of the entrance in which people can drop off and pick up people up.

Parking is available at the self-park garage just across the street from First United Methodist Church. This self-park garage is located at the corner of Church Street and Chicago Avenue.

NEWS RELEASE

The Inauguration of Dr. Lallene J. Rector as President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

EVANSTON, Illinois, December 2013 – The inaugural celebration of Lallene J. Rector as president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will take place February 28 and March 1, with the inaugural ceremony set for Saturday, March 1. A variety of events, including a panel discussion, concert and a worship service, will be held during the two-day period. 

The inaugural ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 at First United Methodist Church in Evanston, Illinois. President Rector’s inauguration address is titled “A Place in God’s Purpose.” The title and address were inspired by the plaque that appears outside of Garrett-Evangelical’s main entrance in honor of Horace G. Smith who served as president of Garrett Biblical Institute from 1932-1953. A reception at First United Methodist Church will be held immediately after the ceremony.

"We hope that many will join us for this momentous occasion," said Dr. Mark Fowler, associate professor of church leadership and chair of the inauguration planning task force. "This will be the 26th time there has been an inauguration of a new president or principal in the 160-year history of the three institutions that merged to form Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and we anticipate it will be a memorable event."

The inauguration festivities will kick off on Friday, February 28 with a public theology conversation titled, “Establishing Justice at the City Gate.”  This conversation will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful with dinner to follow at 5:45 p.m. in Loder Hall.  Participants will then return to the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful for a concert of celebration beginning at 7:00 p.m. Prior to the inauguration service on March 1, a service of worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon at First United Methodist Church.  All members of the Garrett-Evangelical community, delegates, and special guests are invited to attend all inaugural events over the two day celebration. 

For more information on the inaugural festivities and President-Elect Lallene J. Rector, go to www.garrett.edu/inauguration.

Garrett-Evangelical, a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church, was founded in 1853. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 500 students from many denominations and various cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 living alumni serve church and society around the world.


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INAUGURATION OF LALLENE J. RECTOR

The inaugural celebration of Lallene J. Rector as president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will take place on February 28 and March 1, with the inaugural ceremony on Saturday, March 1. A variety of events, including a panel discussion, concert, and a worship service, will take place during the two-day celebration. 

This will be the 26th time a president or principal has been inaugurated in one of the three institutions that merged to form Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The Board of Trustees requests the honor of your presence. Please use the Response Form to RSVP. If you will be attending the inauguration as a delegate please use the Delegate Response Form. Please reply by February 7, 2014.

We hope you will join us for this momentous occasion in the life of the institution. Below you will find the schedule of events, hotel information, and directions.  We also encouage you to learn more about Dr. Lallene J. Rector and the institution's history using the links in the navigational window on the right. 

For additional questions or needs related to the inauguration, contact Ms. Erin Moore, Executive Assistant to the President, at 847.866.3902 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Inaugural Events and Live Webcast Schedule

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Establishing Justice at the City Gate: A Public Theology Conversation
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful – on campus
(Attendees can earn 0.5 CEUs, contact Shay Craig for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Dinner
5:45 p.m. | Loder Hall - on campus

Concert
7:00 p.m. | Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful – on campus


SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014 - INAUGURATION DAY

Service of Worship/Eucharist
11:00 a.m. | Sanctuary - First United Methodist Church - 516 Church Street, Evanston, Illinois

LIVE WEBCAST BEGINS AT 10:50 A.M. (http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/garrett.portal#)

Inaugural Luncheon
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Great Hall - First United Methodist Church

Robing and assembling of delegates

1:20 p.m. | Glenna Hall – First United Methodist Church

Inaugural Ceremony
2:00 p.m. | Sanctuary – First United Methodist Church
(Reception in the Great Hall immediately following the ceremony)

LIVE WEBCAST BEGINS AT 1:50 P.M. (http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/garrett.portal#)



Hotel Information

 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Evanston. Please refer to the Garrett-Evangelical Presidential Inauguration when making your reservation in order to receive the rate below. The reservation deadline is February 7, 2014.

Hilton Garden Inn Evanston
1818 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL  60201
Phone:  847.475.6400
Price:  $130.00 (king or two double beds)



Other Hotels in Evanston and Skokie, Illinois:

Hilton Orrington
1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
888-677-4648

The Homestead Hotel
1625 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
847.475.3300 

            DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
9599 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL 60077
847.679.7000

Hampton Inn and Suites
5201 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
847-583-1111



Directions and Parking

 

Directions and Parking to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Parking is available in the Northwestern University lots without a permit after 4:30 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday. If you need parking on Friday, February 28, prior to 4 p.m. you can purchase a parking pass at the main desk at Garrett-Evangelical for $7.25. 


Directions and Parking at First United Methodist Church, Evanston, Illinois

First United Methodist Church is located at 516 Church Street, Evanston, IL  60201 on the corner of Hinman Avenue and Church Street in downtown Evanston. The main entrance at 516 Church Street is fully accessible for people with disabilities. In addition to a wheelchair ramp, there is also a lane in front of the entrance in which people can drop off and pick up people up.

Parking is available at the self-park garage just across the street from First United Methodist Church. This self-park garage is located at the corner of Church Street and Chicago Avenue.

 

UMC Logo Garrett-Evangelical, a seminary related to
The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.