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Virtual Campus Visit

Admissions Office

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), our office is closed and has moved to remote operations, which means we are now hosting virtual campus visits. Here we are offering links to faculty lectures, housing tours, and more. Of course, this also means that you can still gain the answers to pressing questions such as “can I take classes at Garrett this summer?” “Are scholarships still available?” “May I attend participate in a prayer service?” The answer to these and many other questions is yes, yes, and yes! Feel free to explore the virtual visit options below.

Self-Guided Tour

Faculty Lectures

“#Adulting and the Spiritual Yearnings of Millennials”

Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount

 

Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount, Associate Professor of Formation, Leadership, and Culture
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“What About Females? The Continuing Challenges of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Due to some audio issues with the recording, start the video around the 10 minute mark.

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anderson

 

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anderson, Professor of Old Testament
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“One Spirit, Many Tongues”

Dr. Hendrik Pieterse

 

Dr. Hendrik Pieterse, Associate Professor of Global Christianity and Intercultural Theology
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“Lamenting Macrina: Dynamics of Grief and Gender in the Ancient Church”

Dr. Charles Cosgrove

 

Dr. Charles Cosgrove, Professor of Early Christian Literature
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You can view more faculty lectures on our Youtube page.

Faculty Insights

Master of Divinity

Rev. Dr. Ron Anderson

Helping a Community Think Theologically

Rev. Dr. E. Byron (Ron) Anderson
Associate Dean of Institutional and Educational Assessment, Ernest and Bernice Styberg Professor of Worship
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Master of Arts in Christian Education

Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount

Free to Be Children of God

Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount, Associate Professor of Formation, Leadership, and Culture
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Rev. Dr. Virginia Lee

Redefine Christian Education

Rev. Dr. Virginia Lee, Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of Deacon Studies
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Master of Arts in Public Ministry

Rev. Dr. Timothy EberhartAn Interconnected Curriculum

The Spirit Calls Everyone to Ministry

Shared Commitment to Radical Forms of Justice

Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Associate Professor of Theology and Ecology
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Master of Theological Studies

Dr. Julie Duncan

A Concentrated Diversity in the MTS

Finding Your Place Inside the Question

Dr. Julie Duncan, Associate Professor of Old Testament
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Doctor of Ministry

Rev. Dr. Gennifer Brooks

A Program of Rigor

Rev. Dr. Gennifer Brooks, Ernest and Bernice Styberg Professor of Preaching
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Doctor of Philosophy

Dr. Charles Cosgrove

Where Students and Faculty Engage Together

Dr. Charles Cosgrove, Professor of Early Christian Literature
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Additional Faculty Insights

Dr. Luis Rivera

An Expanding Theological Education

Dr. Luis Rivera, Associate Professor of Theology
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Rev. Dr. Trina Armstrong

Leaders for the Well-Being of All

Rev. Dr. Trina Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care
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Rev. Dr. Mai-Anh Le TranHarness their Gifts and Graces

Rev. Dr. Mai-Anh Le Tran, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Associate Professor of Religious Education and Practical Theology
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You can view more faculty insights on our Youtube page.

Virtual Campus Tour

We’re described as the Hogwarts of seminaries. Lake Michigan is in our backyard. We’re smack dab in the middle of Northwestern University’s campus. We have lush gardens in the spring and summer. We’re vegan and vegetarian friendly, but also very close to sushi, pho, deep dish pizza, wings, tapas, and a whole host of other culinary delights! Need we say more? Want to see campus for yourself? Check out our self-guided virtual tour and keep an eye out for shots of our on-campus housing!

Want to check out the larger campus? Though we are not part of Northwestern University, we sit at the heart of their Evanston campus. You can see their virtual tour on this page (scroll down to "Virtual Tour). For spots that are of special interest to our students, check out NU's library, the lakefront, the Shakespeare Garden, and Norris Student Center for just a few starting points!

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Chapel

Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful

Daily Devotionals

Although our usual weekly Community Worship is not yet available online, the Office of the Chapel has put together an online Daily Devotional series featuring Scripture, song, and prayer. You can access the Daily Devotional here.

Other Worship & Devotional Opportunities

If you are interested in worship or devotional opportunities from within the greater Garrett connection, click here.

For a Spanish-language resource, see this link. Ver este enlace para un recurso en español.

Community Meal

We normally hold Community Meal at 5 p.m. for the whole Garrett community on Wednesdays immediately following our weekly Community Worship at 4 p.m. Although we are unable to gather under these circumstances, our delightfully innovative students have made a way for you to dial into the community meal online - same day, same time! The Garrett-Evangelical Black Seminarians  (G-EBS) student group is hosting a weekly virtual G-EBS Community Meal at 5 p.m. (CDT) over Zoom.

If you self-identify as black or otherwise within the African Diaspora (i.e. African, African American, Afro-Latinx, Carribean, etc.) and would like to join one of the G-EBS Community Meals, please contact Jillian Barker Langford at getadmitted@garrett.edu or by calling 847.866.3945 and she will connect you with the host, Alexandria Bobbitt.  

Online Learning

 

Virtual Meetings

Jillian Barker

To arrange virtual meetings* with the following offices, please contact Jillian Barker Langford at getadmitted@garrett.edu or by calling 847.866.3945. When you reach out, please provide the following information:

  • Your name and where you’re from (city & state or Chicago neighborhood)
  • Your program and term/year of interest (if you’re still discerning, that’s okay, too!)
  • Your vocational/work or research interests
  • Date(s) and Time(s) of Availability
  • Your Email Address & Contact Number
  • Which Office(s) you would like to meet with
 

Admissions

Why Garrett? Why now? Our Admissions Director, Rev. Katie Fahey, or Recruitment Coordinator, Rev. Grant Swanson, can help you answer these and other important questions. They are available to speak with you via Zoom to help you discern to which program you feel called and explore next steps. At Garrett, whether or not you choose to attend, it's important that we help you determine which program and institution is the right fit for you. Check out our website to learn more. Ready to apply? Click here.

Rev. Katie FaheyRev. Katie Fahey
Director of Admissions and Recruitment

 

 

Rev. Grant SwansonRev. Grant Swanson
Recruitment Coordinator

 

 

Financial Aid

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is committed to addressing the financial needs of students seeking a theological education. Annually, Garrett-Evangelical awards over 2.5 million dollars in financial aid and through our One Student. One Scholarship. program every master degree student receives a scholarship. In addition, the seminary offers a Fellows program, numerous federal work-study positions, and paid internship opportunities through our field education program to offset the cost of tuition and living expenses. The Office of Financial Aid is here to help you understand your options and answer any questions you have on affording your education. Explore online to learn more.

Jason Gill

Jason Gill
Director of Financial Aid

 

 

Field Education

Through our vast partnerships with local churches, nonprofit and health organizations, and more, students have the finest opportunities to discern, test, and refine their call to ministry in a variety of ministry settings. Combining hands-on experience with peer group discussion, our field education program reflects the Seminary’s philosophy that students mature into ministry by knowing, doing, and being. To learn more, Rev. Dr. Lisl Heymans Paul, Associate Director of Field Education, is available to answer your questions. Visit our website to find out why field education is so fundamental for theological education.

Rev. Dr. Lisl Paul

Rev. Dr. Lisl Paul
Associate Director of Field Education

 

 

Vocational Networking

The Office of Vocational Networking exists to support students as they discover and live out their vocation. Our goal is that by the time you graduate from Garrett-Evangelical, you feel that you have the resources and the support to thrive in the unique ministry to which God has called you. To find out how to live your best life after seminary, Director, Rev. Katye Chambers, is available to speak with you. Visit our website to find out more.

Rev. Katie ChambersRev. Katye Chambers
Director of Vocational Networking

 

 

Housing

We understand that housing at most seminaries and divinity schools is limited or non-existent. Fortunately, Garrett isn’t most seminaries or divinity schools. We have both on-campus and off-campus housing options sure to fit your budget. Please note that meal plans are required with on-campus housing. Check out our website for more details and a few pictures! Our Director of Housing & Events, Tulani Myers, is available to discuss which option may be right for you.

*All videos and meetings will take place via Zoom, an online/virtual platform. You may need to download it if you do not already have access. This will require a secure internet connection. You should be able to access the platform from your laptop, desktop, tablet, or phone.