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Office of Admissions
Mailing Address
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3945
Toll-Free: (800) SEMINARY
Fax: (847) 467-1269

Student Stories

For 160 years Garrett-Evangelical has been preparing skilled, bold, and articulate leaders who share the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Our students have wide interests but share a passion for what they do in the classroom, the church, and our world.  We’d like to introduce you to a few of them now. Enjoy!

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Annie MacNeal


After becoming involved in community service and learning about social justice issues in college, I felt the call even more. I knew I wanted to work toward social justice through my ministry...




Christopher Grimes



I hope to return to the Detroit Conference. The city of Detroit is currently struggling in many areas, but I have faith that God has not forgotten the faithful in those communities...

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Tim Gaines

Ph.D. Candidate
Theological & Ethical Studies

I see my pursuit of a Ph.D in conjunction with the mission of the Church. I don’t want to stand on the outside and critique; rather, my aim is to help it embody the full Gospel...

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Brielle Ocot


M.A. Music Ministry

In a divine moment that I can only attribute to God and Google, I stumbled upon Garrett-Evangelical’s website and noticed the Music Ministry program...

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Annette Hankins


M.A. Pastoral Care and Counseling 

During my first career...I won an Emmy Award. After working as a news room editor for 15 years, I accepted the call into ministry...

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KyungSu Park



I am a transgenerational Korean-American. I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the United States when I was three years old...I believe that God has called me to serve Jesus with all of my life...

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Uziel Hernandez



I want to work with churches to find ways to connect points of mutual understanding between Spanish-speaking churches and English-speaking churches...

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Mao Her



I came to this country as an immigrant in 1979, as a result of the Vietnam War...I  hope to create a bridge between the first and second generations of the Hmong people...

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UMC Logo Garrett-Evangelical, a seminary related to
The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.