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Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is launching a new Doctor of Ministry (DMin) track in Community Organizing. Community organizing trains and equips clergy and community leaders with the knowledge and skills to analyze the power dynamics within a community, develop strategic relationships, and direct and focus the physical, theological, spiritual, and moral energies of the people within a community to create extraordinary changes for good.
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Rev. Franz Rigert (left) Rev. Samuel Phillips (right)
June 1, 2015 — The Rev. Franz S. Rigert and the Rev. Samuel Phillips were named as the 2015 Distinguished Alumni at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s 158th Commencement on May 15, 2015. Each year Garrett-Evangelical chooses two alumni to be honored as Distinguished Alumni.
May 20, 2015 — The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has selected Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary to participate in the first cohort of FTE’s Institutional Doctoral Network. Cohort members will join a learning community that explores how theological schools and doctoral programs may create institutional conditions where scholars and graduate students of color can thrive.
April 27, 2015 — Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Débora Junker as assistant dean of student life, director of the office of international students, and director of the Hispanic Center. Dr. Tércio Junker will be appointed as dean of the chapel and director of the Course of Study and Escuela del Curso de Estudio programs. They will officially begin their appointments July 1, 2015.
April 23, 2015 — Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary PhD candidates, Rev. Nicholas Grier and Rev. Chan Thawng Lian, have been awarded doctoral fellowships from the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), located in Decatur, Georgia. Grier and Lian are both PhD candidates in the field of pastoral theology, personality, and culture.
April 16, 2015 — EVANSTON, Illinois, April 2015 – Mr. John Carter, Director of Building and Grounds at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, was awarded the Eliza Garrett Distinguished Service Award on March 31 for his 52 years of service to the Seminary. President Lallene J. Rector presented the service award to Carter at a surprise gathering organized by the Buildings and Grounds staff. Carter officially retired in April.