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Regional Offerings

Garrett-Evangelical is blessed to have alums and friends across the U.S. and around the globe. Since it isn’t always possible for you to visit campus, we are making an effort to offer Connectional Learning opportunities closer to you—initially in states within the North Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. You should also check this page often to determine when and where you might be able to see one of our faculty members who is lecturing in a domestic or international location near you.

Garrett on the Road

Garrett on the Road offers a faculty-led lecture or workshop in partnership with a church outside of the Evanston/Chicago area. We invite our alums in that area or state, members of the church hosting us, and local social service organizations, prospective students, and clergy and laity that may be interested in the topic of that particular event. We also plan additional events around the workshop for Garrett-Evangelical faculty and staff to spend time with prospective students and alums. 

2018-2019 Garrett on the Road


Hope for Creation - Whitewater, Wisconsin

September 29, 2018 | First United Methodist Church
145 S. Prairie St., Whitewater, WI 53190
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Styberg Preaching Peer Learning Groups

The Styberg Preaching Institute, with support from Lilly Endowment Inc., has launched A Partnership in Effective Proclamation. This program focuses on developing effective preachers for the church in the twenty-first century. A key component of this program is the formation of Peer Learning Groups for local church pastors under the direction of trained facilitators. There are currently Peer Learning Groups meeting in

  • Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area
  • Rockford, Illinois
  • Gary, Indiana
  • White Plains, New York
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

To learn more about the Peer Learning Groups and apply to facilitate or join a group, please visit

Faculty Off-Campus Conferences and Events

Each year members of our faculty are asked to speak at various conferences and events. It can be a challenge to stay ahead of their numerous engagements, but for the 2018-19 academic year and beyond we hope to be able to list when and where you can engage with our faculty when they are off campus and, hopefully, at a location near you.

November 2018

  • November 3, 2018, Dr. Frederick Schmidt, Rueben P. Job Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation, will be the keynote speaker at a one day retreat at Grace United Methodist Church in Joliet, IL. The retreat is sponsored by the Northern Illinois Conference Spiritual Formation Committee and is titled, "Prayer for Discernment: Changing the Way We Do Church." Registration will be available on the Northern Illinois Conference website in early fall.
  • November 14, 2018, Dr. Brent Waters, Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics will be a lecturer and panelist at the Evangelical Theological Society, Bioethics Section, Denver, CO. His lecture title is "Disembodied Bioethics."

December 2018

January 2019

February 2019

  • February 22-23, 2019, Dr. Brent Waters, Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics, will be a keynote speaker at a two-day conference, "Being Human in the Technological Age: Rethinking Theological Anthropology," at Evangelische Theologische Faculteit (ETF) Leuven in Belgium.  To learn more about this event, click here.


July 2018

  • July 16-20, 2018, Dr. Reginald Blount, Assistant Professor of Formation, Youth, and Culture and Dr. Virginia Lee, Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of Deacon Studies are teaching faculty and and Dr. Mai-Anh Le Tran, Associate Professor of Religious Education and Practical Theology, will contribue to the Children's Defense Fund's Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry taking place at Haley Farm in Clinton, TN. To learn more, click here.
  • July 26-29, 2018, Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology, will be a panelist for "United Methodist Resources for Addressing Climate Change" at the United Methodist Creation Care Summit in St. Paul, MN.  To learn more, click here.
  • July 26, 2018, Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, will provide the Aus Lecture at Luther Seminary's Rethinking Stewardship Conference titled, "Stewards of God’s Mysteries, Leaders for the World," in Minneapolis, MN. To learn more, click here.

August 2018

  • August 12-19, 2018, Dr. Mark Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, and Dr. Hendrik Pieterse, Associate Professor of Global Christianity and World Religions, participated in the "Mission and Evangelism" working group; Dr. Timothy Eberhart, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology, participated in the "Theology and Ethics" working group; Dr. Barry Bryant, Associate Professor of United Methodist and Wesleyan Studies, participated in the "Wesley Studies" working group at the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies taking place at Pembroke College, Oxford. To learn more, click here.

September 2018

  • September 21-22, 2018, Dr. Rolf Nolasco, Professor of Pastoral Theology, was featured at the Neuroscience, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality Conference in Saskatoon, SK Canada.  To learn more, click here.

October 2018

  • October 18-20, 2018, Dr. Cheryl Anderson, Professor of Old Testament, spoke at the 2018 Orlando Conference on Bible-Based LGBTQ Inclusion in the Church hosted by The Reformation Project.  Her session was titled, "Reading the Bible at the Margins: Strategies for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation."  This event is in Orlando, FL.  To learn more or register to attend, click here.
  • October 23, 2018, Dr. Brent Waters, Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics, provided a lecture titled, "Disembodied Bioethics: The Incarnation, Embodiment, and Late Modern Medicine," at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Center for Faith and Culture, Wake Forest, NC.