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Garrett-Evangelical Invites Nominations and Applications for the Presidency

March 3, 2020
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The Board of Trustees and the presidential search committee at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary invite nominations and applications for the presidency.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Application materials received by March 31, 2020 will be assured of full consideration. 

Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary serves the church, the academy, and the world by preparing emergent religious leaders, scholars, and public theologians. The Seminary equips its students to proclaim the good news of the Gospel; to foster deep spirituality in the lives of others; to serve with critical sensibilities for intercultural and global engagement and commitment to racial equity; and to lead transformative change for the wellbeing and flourishing of all persons and creation.

Located on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Garrett-Evangelical offers rigorous, intellectually challenging academics paired with a commitment to intentional spiritual formation that trains the mind, body, and spirit. Through a diverse curriculum, students are stretched theologically and exposed to new models of ministry that equips them for ministry in the 21st century.

The Seminary represents a union of three institutions: Garrett Biblical Institute, the first Methodist seminary in the Midwest, founded in 1853; The Chicago Training School, dedicated to women in ministry and service agencies throughout Chicago, founded in 1885; and Evangelical Theological Seminary, a seminary of the Evangelical Church, established in 1873 in Naperville, Illinois.

The next president of Garrett will provide spiritual, theological/academic, and organizational leadership to Garrett students, faculty, and staff. Working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and the Seminary’s Leadership Team, the President will serve as a primary figure in not only shaping the vision and mission for the Seminary, but also ensuring the effective implementation of its mission and vision.

Building on the outstanding work of Dr. Lallene Rector, the President will continue to position the Seminary as a preeminent leader within the Association of Theological Schools. As the landscape of theological education continues to shift, the Seminary seeks a President who will cultivate a culture of creativity, ingenuity, and innovation.

Interested candidates or nominators may contact Ms. Anne Driscoll, Co-Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, at adriscoll@mccarthybertschy.com.  Applications, sent electronically, should consist of a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of six professional references.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages the candidacies of women and persons of color.