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2020-12 Archive

Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt, Rueben P. Job associate professor of spiritual formation, will retire on December 31, 2020, after over seven years as a faculty member at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. In addition to regular teaching duties, Schmidt is director of the Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation (Job Institute) at Garrett-Evangelical, director of the master of arts in spiritual formation and direction, and supervisor of the doctor of ministry in spiritual direction track. Upon his retirement, Schmidt will be named a Senior Scholar of Garrett-Evangelical.

The Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Center for Ethics and Values (Stead Center) at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has launched a new website,, a first step in developing a new model for implementing the center’s mission. The website serves as a hub for promoting discourse, events, online education, and more in the areas of religion, theology, and ethics.

Rev. Dr. Timothy R. Eberhart, associate professor of theology and ecology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, has been appointed to the Murray H. Leiffer Chair of Public Theology and Ministry, effective immediately. Formerly held by Rev. Dr. Richard D. Tholin (1985-1993) and Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler (2000-2016), Eberhart is the third person to be appointed to this chair since its establishment in 1984.

The Hispanic-Latinx Center at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the North Central Jurisdiction Mission Council to equip local church leadership for Hispanic congregations in the North Central Jurisdiction. The grant will support a series of webinars focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people of color, with particular focus on the Latinx community.