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2020-04 Archive

Sara A. Williams will join the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary as assistant professor of community-based learning, ethics, and society, and will direct our field education program in that capacity, effective February 1, 2021. This appointment comes as the seminary seeks to expand its field education program to incorporate community-based pedagogies into the curriculum. Williams brings a wealth of expertise in the areas of community-engaged and experiential learning, social justice, Christian ethics, ethnographic research method, and religion and the social sciences.

Published by Southern Illinois University Press in February 2020, Fortune and Faith in Old Chicago, was authored by Dr. Charles H. Cosgrove, who serves as professor of early Christian literature and the director of the PhD program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. This engaging biography of Augustus Garrett and Eliza Clark Garrett tells two equally compelling stories: an ambitious man’s struggle to succeed and the remarkable spiritual journey of a woman attempting to overcome tragedy.

After the successful completion of a three-year strategic plan aimed at deepening the seminary’s environmental ethos and commitments, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has attained certification from the Green Seminary Initiative as a “Green Seminary.” Through this certification process, the seminary’s Green Team, led by Rev. Dr.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is proud to announce Gina A. S. Robinson has been selected to receive a 2020 Doctoral Fellowship from the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) for a second year in a row. Robinson is studying in the Christian education and congregational studies field of Garrett-Evangelical’s doctor of philosophy program. Her doctoral research seeks to expand the academic canon by cultivating womanist epistemologies and imagining curated alternative spaces for the thriving of Black girls and their community.

Beginning July 1, 2020, Rev. Dr. Andrew Wymer will join the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary as assistant professor of liturgical studies. A doctor of philosophy graduate of Garrett-Evangelical, the seminary community is delighted to welcome Wymer back to campus. His research engages liturgical and homiletical theory and practice with attention to  race, social justice, and ecology.

Shane Nichols, assistant vice president of marketing and communications, and Tasha Sargent, assistant director of marketing and communications, received an Award of Excellence from the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) for their work in logo and branding development for Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Held annually, the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards are given to active members of RCC who demonstrate excellence in religious communication and public relations.