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2020-06 Archive

Rev. Sue Laurie, a 1995 alumna of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, has been named Distinguished Alum. In addition to Laurie, Bishop Bruce R. Ough, a 1978 alumnus, was also named Distinguished Alum (To read more about Bishop Ough click here). 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.

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, a 1978 alumnus of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, has been named Distinguished Alum. In addition to Ough, Rev. Sue Laurie, a 1995 alumna, was also named Distinguished Alum (To read more about Laurie, click here). 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.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is honored to welcome Dr. Yara González-Justiniano as visiting assistant professor of practical theology and community engagement, effective July 1, 2020. This two-year appointment was made possible through the Louisville Institute’s Postdoctoral Fellowship González-Justiniano was awarded earlier this month. Her research interests include Latinx theologies, cultural identity and memory studies, postcolonial theory, popular culture, and popular religion.

Garam Han, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary PhD student, has been selected as a 2020 Doctoral Fellow by the Louisville Institute. Han is in the Christian education and congregational studies track of the seminary’s PhD program.

“I am deeply pleased and honored to receive this prestigious fellowship and am also looking forward to meeting and learning from other doctoral students and mentors at the meetings in the Louisville Institute. Again, I am so thankful for the opportunity,” said Han.

Originally Published by Project Transformation

Young adults who serve internships with Project Transformation will have an opportunity for early admission and scholarship consideration at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, thanks to a new partnership.

EVANSTON, Illinois, June 12, 2020 – An extraordinary minister, teacher, and administrator, the Reverend Dr. Javier A. Viera has been named the next president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, effective January 1, 2021. Viera’s impressive resume and experience in church leadership, rigorous academic study, and community building will provide the right mix of skills, education, experience, and faith to further Garrett-Evangelical’s mission “for such a time as this.” Viera will succeed Dr. Lallene J.

The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Board of Trustees unanimously approved the promotion of Rev. Dr. Mark R. Teasdale from associate professor to full professor as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism effective July 1, 2020. Additional information regarding his installation service will come later this year.

The Board of Trustees of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary have affirmed the promotions of four faculty members to associate professor, effective July 1, 2020. They are Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount (Christian education), Rev. Dr. Timothy R. Eberhart (theology and ecology), Dr. Débora B. A. Junker (Christian education), and Dr. G. Brooke Lester (Hebrew Bible).

 

 

 

Authored by the Black faculty and affirmed by faculty members of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

All around us are forces that continue unabated to dehumanize and destroy black lives and the lives of other people of color in the United States. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery are the most recent victims of a longstanding regime of violence. We must say their names.