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New Certificate in Ecological Regeneration Launching in 2022-2023 Academic Year

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will offer a new Certificate in Ecological Regeneration starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. Approved by the faculty in May, this 15-credit hour certificate will allow students to take graduate courses in ecological theology, environmental ethics, and practical eco-theology to equip them for environmental ministries in diverse contexts for the sake of ecological healing and justice.

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Aaron Dorsey, PhD Student, Awarded Forum for Theological Exploration Doctoral Grant

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is proud to announce Aaron Dorsey has been selected to receive a 2022 Doctoral Fellowship from the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). Dorsey’s area of concentration in the seminary’s doctor of philosophy program is in biblical studies.

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Dr. Jaeyeon Lucy Chung Promoted to Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care

Upon the recommendation of the Promotion Review Committee, the Board of Trustees of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary affirmed the promotion Dr. Jaeyeon Lucy Chung to associate professor of pastoral theology and care at their meeting on May 12, 2022.

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PhD Candidate Rev. Patricia Bonilla Named 2022-2023 Hispanic Theological Initiative/Lilly Endowment Dissertation Fellow

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary doctor of philosophy candidate, Reverend Patricia Bonilla, has been named a 2022-2023 Hispanic Theological Initiative/Lilly Endowment Dissertation Fellow. Bonilla is one of 10 doctoral candidates in North America to be named a 2022-2023 fellow.

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Honors and Awards: Celebrating the Class of 2022 and Members of the Student Body

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the following Honors and Awards which have been conferred upon selected students for the 2021-2022 academic year. The awards were presented at the seminary’s Service of Recognition on May 4, 2022, to recognize outstanding achievements by students and graduates.

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Styberg Library Staff Recognized for Exemplary Performance During the Pandemic

The last few years have been a time like no other for the world and certainly for the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary staff. So, it makes sense that the 2021-2022 Staff Recognition Award, normally given to one staff member who demonstrated exemplary performance during the prior academic year, was awarded to not just one staff member, but to every staff member of the Styberg Library.

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Rev. Dr. Andrew Wymer

New Book Co-Edited by Reverend Dr. Andrew Wymer Examines the Impact of White Racialization in Homiletics

Published on April 3, 2022, Unmasking White Preaching: Racial Hegemony, Resistance, and Possibilities in Homiletics is the result of a three-year long workgroup focused both on examining the impact of white racialization on the field of homiletics and centering racially-minoritized perspectives.

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Reverend Dr. Reginald Blount Named Director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience

Reverend. Dr. Reginald Blount (G-ETS 2005), an esteemed colleague and longstanding faculty member of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, has been named director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience (CBE), effective July 1, 2022.

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Dr. Kate Ott Named Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics and Director of the Stead Center for Ethics and Values

Dr. Kate Ott has been named the next holder of the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics and director of the Stead Center for Ethics and Values, beginning July 1, 2022. Ott will be the second to hold this endowed chair following the upcoming retirement of the Reverend Dr. Brent Waters in June 2022.

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Esther Acolatse

The Reverend Dr. Esther E. Acolatse Appointed as Professor of Pastoral Theology and World Christianity

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Dr. Esther E. Acolatse as professor of pastoral theology and world Christianity, beginning July 1, 2022. Acolatse brings a wealth of teaching experience and academic scholarship at the intersection of psychology and Christian thought in aid of human flourishing, with interests in the gendered body, cultural anthropological dimensions of medicine, health, and healing, and their implications for suffering, death, dying, and care at the end of life.

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The Reverend Dr. AHyun Lee Appointed as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Psychotherapy

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Dr. AHyun Lee (G-ETS 2015) as assistant professor of pastoral theology, care, and psychotherapy, beginning July 1, 2022. A graduate of Garrett-Evangelical’s Doctor of Philosophy program, Lee’s pastoral and professional background will bring a rich variety of experiences to her position along with a particular specialization in intercultural pastoral counseling.

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Wesleyan Investive Awards $200,000 to Spiritual Entrepreneurs, Including DMin Alumna Kit Evans-Ford

Through this award, Wesleyan Investive has recognized four leaders, including DMin alumna Rev. Kit Evans-Ford (G-ETS 2017), who exemplify innovative spiritual leadership and missionally driven entrepreneurship across the Wesleyan ecosystem.

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Bree Newsome Bass

Bree Newsome Bass to Deliver 165th Commencement Address at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Bass is a celebrated writer and public speaker who positions her work within the tradition of liberation theology and social justice movements.

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Garrett-Evangelical Partners with Discipleship Ministries to Create The Junius B. Dotson Institute for Music and Worship in the Black Church and Beyond

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, in partnership with Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church, is pleased to announce the creation of The Junius B. Dotson Institute for Music and Worship in the Black Church and Beyond.

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NR22 Three Faculty Chairs Announced

Three Garrett-Evangelical Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Three members of the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary faculty have been appointed to endowed chairs, announced the Reverend Dr. Javier A. Viera, president of the seminary. 

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Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh Appointed to the Harry R. Kendall Endowed Chair in Christian Theology and Postcolonial Studies

Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh has been appointed by President Javier A. Viera to the Harry R. Kendall Endowed Chair in Christian Theology and Postcolonial Studies, effective January 1, 2022.

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Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount Appointed to the Murray H. Leiffer Chair in Formation, Leadership and Culture

Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount (G-ETS 2005), associate professor of formation, leadership, and culture at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, has been appointed by President Javier A. Viera to the Murray H. Leiffer Chair in Formation, Leadership and Culture, effective January 1, 2022.

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Intelligent.com Ranks M.A. in Pastoral Care and Counseling #1 in Christian Counseling Degree Programs in the U.S

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has just announced the Top 33 Master’s in […]

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Lilly Endowment Inc. Awards $1.25 Million Renewal Grant for Seminary’s Young Adult Initiative

In recognition of the outstanding contributions made in helping congregations strengthen their ministries and outreach to younger adults, Garrett-Evangelical Theological […]

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Lilly Endowment Awards Renewal Grant to Seminary to Help Pastors Lead Financially Strong Congregations

The Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary a $489,750 renewal grant for its progressive and far-reaching program, “Leading […]

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The ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Students, Class of 2022 Establish Two Scholarships to Honor Dr. Gennifer Brooks

Those acquainted with Dr. Gennifer Brooks know she is rarely at a loss for words. But when the Class of […]

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Garrett-Evangelical Receives Experimental Institutional Doctoral Network Grant from the Forum for Theological Exploration

The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has awarded Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary an Experimental Institutional Doctoral Network (IDN) grant that will […]

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New Track in the M.A. in Pastoral Care and Counseling Degree to Offer a Trauma-Informed Approach to Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care

Beginning Fall 2022, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will offer a new track in chaplaincy and spiritual care within its master of […]

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Perkins School of Theology Names Visiting Professor Dr. Evelyn Parker as 2021 Distinguished Alumna

Article Originally Published by Perkins School of Theology The Perkins School of Theology Alumni/ae Council has selected Evelyn L. Parker […]

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