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The Rev. Dr. Tracy Smith Malone and Bishop Donald A. Ott were named 2016 Distinguished Alums at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s 159th Commencement on May 13, 2016. Each year Garrett-Evangelical chooses two alums to be honored as Distinguished Alums. One alum is chosen from the most recent 25 years of graduates, and one alum is chosen from alums who graduated over 25 years ago.
May 27
Fear Not!
May 23, 2016 — (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – The Workgroup on Constructive Theology produced and distributed a video titled Fear Not!, which encourages Christians to respond in faith to the dangerous and fearful public discourse of our current political season.
Margaret Ann Crain standing next to the "A is for Activist" quilt
May 6, 2016 — One of these works of art has a special tie to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The “A is for Activist” themed quilt is a collection of patches created by youth participants in Literature for All of Us as they reflected on violence within their own communities. Rev. Dr. Margaret Ann Crain, professor emeritus of Christian education at Garrett-Evangelical assembled the quilt. Although her contributions to the academy and the church have made her one of the most well-known and well-respected scholar practitioners in her field, in her free time, she has been developing her quilting skills. Through her creative participation in this empowering community project, Crain models the importance of engaging in conversations on social justice and compassion within our communities.
Karla Kincannon
April 18, 2016 — 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.
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.