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2012-10 Archive

The presidents of Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary sent the following letter to their communities on Oct. 30:

Garrett-Evangelical offers its Christian sympathy for the loss of George S. McGovern on Sunday, October 21. McGovern died at 90.

A husband and father, teacher and politician, proud South Dakota Democrat, author and advocate for the poor, McGovern lived a life of service and Garrett-Evangelical is honored to have included him in its alumni family.  McGovern's full obituary appears below.

Memorial gifts in honor of George S. McGovern can be made at

We are delighted to announce that Mr. Grant Crusor has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Recruitment and will begin on Thursday, November 1, 2012.  Mr. Crusor received his B.B.A. in Business Management from Howard University in 2008 and a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical in 2011.  He has worked in various capacities in the fields of education and ministry, and brings with him experience in recruitment, teaching, management, and technology.  Most recently, Mr.

Mr. Jerre Stead, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, announced today that Dr. Philip A. Amerson has expressed his intention to retire as president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at the end of December 2013. He has served as president since June 1, 2006.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the establishment of the Rueben Job Institute for Spiritual Formation. The Institute was developed by the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical as a new initiative for continuing education in spiritual formation.  In addition, the Institute has established unique partnerships with Hearts on Fire: United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders and A Covenant Community of Spiritual Directors.