Erica Thomas

Opportunities to Learn, Grow, and Flourish

When Garrett-Evangelical began to offer hybrid courses, I was excited for the opportunity to be present online or in person and still have a community of colleagues present to support and influence my studies.

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Jacquelyn D. Webb and Dr. Taurean J. Webb

A Family Affair: Mom and Son Graduate Together

It is not often that we have a mom and her son graduate at the same time. We do believe this might even be a first in the seminary’s 169-year history. At the 165th Commencement, held on Friday, May 13, 2022, Jacquelyn D. Webb received her master of divinity and her son, Dr. Taurean J. Webb, received his doctor of philosophy.

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Sara P. Miller

A Beautiful and Enriching Community

I’ve found a beautiful and enriching community that seeks to honor whole persons, beyond the academic endeavors of seminary.

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Patsy A. Echols

The Many Facets of Ministry

My time at Garrett-Evangelical was used to explore the many facets of the ministry God has planted in me, which included understanding how various societal intersections can be a great help or a great harm in how we see God.

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Alberto Ramirez Salazar

A Pastoral and Prophetical Call

Through my studies, I reaffirmed my commitment to preach the good news to the poor, liberation to the oppressed, and healing to the sick.

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Duane Lahti

A Servant-Leader Heart

My time at Garrett-Evangelical has profoundly shaped my call to ministry by recognizing that Jesus’s call to discipleship as a pastor in the church requires a servant-leader heart.

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Bonnie L. Bevers

Ministry in New and Creative Ways

It probably sounds staged or insincere but facing a global pandemic during my seminary career has allowed me the opportunity to learn to do ministry in new and creative ways.

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D. Scott Ostlund

Responding to the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Theological Education Today

As cliché as this sounds, I think the challenges that theological institutions like Garrett-Evangelical face are also some of our key opportunities. The fact that denominational affiliation can no longer be a school’s only or primary missional signifier or source of enrollment means that seminaries must reflect more deeply on what it is that makes us distinctive as we do the work of the Gospel throughout the world.

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Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Expands Hybrid Offerings

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is launching hybrid tracks and a refined curriculum for four of our leading master’s degree programs, beginning Fall 2022. Guided by the Seminary’s strategic visioning process, the faculty have worked diligently to create a curriculum and modality plan that reflects enhanced hybrid options for better accessibility, affordability, and flexibility for all students.

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Jordan Aspiras

Field Education During a Pandemic: Providing Spiritual Services to All

NorthShore University HealthSystem Sometimes, Chaplain Ida Oliver can tell right away if one of her clinical pastoral education (CPE) students […]

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Jenny Hallenbeck Orr

Ministry in a Time of Pandemics: Rev. Jenny Hallebeck Orr

Rev. Jenny Hallenbeck Orr Master of Divinity, 2003Associate Pastor, McCabe United Methodist Church, Bismarck, North Dakota Since the summer of […]

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Ministry in a Time of Pandemics: Rev. Gregory D. Gross

In the middle of the multitude of pandemics, I assumed the position of executive director of Care for Real, one of the largest food pantries in Chicago. In my new ministry setting, I have witnessed how the pandemics are so intertwined if not in one single knot.

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Han Lee

Field Education During a Pandemic: Using Technology to Reach the Parishioners

Yorkville United Methodist Church in Union Grove, Wisconsin Yorkville United Methodist Church has been in existence since 1842, even before […]

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Jon Gilbert Martinez

Ministry in a Time of Pandemics: Jon Gilbert Martinez

When I set out to answer my call to ministry, I never imagined that I would be serving during a global pandemic. I have seen many challenges during this pandemic: people’s need to come together for worship services, the limitations for those who live with mental illness to easily connect with resources, and rising food insecurity.

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Attending Seminary Together: Meet MDiv Students Miranda Joy Donakey Hornsby and Chad Hornsby

Miranda Joy Donakey Hornsby Hometown: Hammond, Louisiana I grew up moving around the state of Louisiana as a UM pastor’s […]

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David Mokobo

Far From Home: Meet MDiv Student David Makobo

David Makobo Hometown: Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo I am a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and […]

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Maria Penrod

Clinical Pastoral Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Maria Penrod

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered nearly every aspect of daily life. For Garrett students participating in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), […]

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Grace Park

Meet Grace Park

Degree Program(s): Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies Hometown: Niles, Illinois Why did you decide to attend seminary […]

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Garrett-Evangelical Receives Wabash Center Grant for “Mapping ‘Race’ Across the Curriculum” Project

The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion has awarded Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary a grant for a […]

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Alum Mentorship: Kelsey Burns and Rev. Fernando Siaba

Rev. Fernando Siaba (G-ETS 1976) knew immediately he wanted to volunteer when he heard about Garrett-Evangelical’s new vocational networking program. […]

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