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Emanuel Padilla

PhD Student Emanuel Padilla Selected as a 2022 Doctoral Fellow by the Louisville Institute

Doctor of philosophy student, Emanuel Padilla, has been selected as a 2022 Doctoral Fellow by the Louisville Institute. Padilla is in the theology and ethics track of the seminary’s doctoral program.

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Dr. Kwang-Jin Oh

Stretching the Theological Spectrum

Garrett-Evangelical stretched my theological spectrum, and as a result, offered a balancing viewpoint to more theologically traditional concepts.

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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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Haley Marie Martin

Holistic Care for the Individual

Garrett-Evangelical has allowed me to explore my identity as an educator. Through my classes, discussions with peers, and guidance from the faculty, I’ve been able to discern my definition of education and how I want to be an educator.

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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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Demetrius Davis

A Passion for Justice and Christian Theology

I was in search of a theological lens that not only created permission to pursue justice, but also centered it as crucial to being a follower of Jesus Christ. I found that at Garrett-Evangelical.

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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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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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Patricia Bonilla

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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Student being presented an award

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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jordan aspiras sarah dehaan

Seminarians’ Podcast Shares Stories and Reclaims Space for Interracial Identities

The idea for Mixed Kids Ministry began in their first semester of seminary when Aspiras, an interracial Filipina, and DeHaan, a biracial Latiné, were looking for a space where they could be their whole selves and struggled to find it.

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Bryson White

Doctoral Candidate Bryson White Awarded 2021-2022 Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is proud to announce doctoral student Bryson White has been selected to receive a 2021-2022 Dissertation Fellowship […]

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Honors Chapel

Honors and Awards: Celebrating the Class of 2021 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 […]

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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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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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NR21 FTE Fellows

Three Garrett-Evangelical PhD Students Awarded a 2021 FTE Doctoral Fellowship

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is proud to announce Myron Krys Florence, Eddie L. Journey, and Gina A. S. Robinson have been selected to receive a 2021 Doctoral Fellowship from the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE).

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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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Rachel Shepherd

Safe to Bring All That I Am: Meet MAPCC Student Rachel Shepherd

Hometown: Van Buren, Arkansas Why did you decide to attend seminary and Garrett-Evangelical in particular? Garrett-Evangelical was the one seminary […]

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To Preach a Better Gospel: Meet MAPM Student Demetrius Davis

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois I grew up in Chicago and the northwest and west suburbs. I graduated from Northeastern Illinois University […]

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Colton-Bernasol

Asking Questions Critically, Courageously, with Curiosity, and in Community: Meet MTS Student Colton Bernasol

Hometown: Plainfield, Illinois I grew up and have lived most of my life in the southwest and west suburbs of […]

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