Bethany Receives $1M from Lilly Endowment to Build Bridges Across Ideological Divides

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Bethany Theological Seminary a grant of $1M in support of a new initiative focused on preparing pastors to help congregations embrace diversity and address divisive issues. The grant will enable Bethany to build bridges

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Sharon Flaten Joins Bethany Staff in Nigeria

Sharon Flaten, MDiv 2022, has joined the staff of Bethany Theological Seminary as Assistant of Recruitment and Student Development in Nigeria. Flaten is based in Jos, Nigeria, where she works directly with students enrolled in the Certificate for

Carrie Eikler Resigns Position at Brethren Academy

Carrie Eikler has resigned her position as Coordinator of the English-Language Ministry Training Programs for the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership (BAML).

Eikler joined BAML in 2014. She coordinated all aspects of the Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for

President Jeff Carter Discusses the Role of Historic Peace Churches

Bethany President Jeff Carter recently traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to participate in the meeting of the World Council of Churches, representing the Church of the Brethren. During that gathering, he participated in the interview below regarding the role of

Bethany Faculty Featured at Pietism Conference

Dr. Scott Holland, Slabaugh professor of theology and culture, and Dr. Denise Kettering-Lane, associate professor of Brethren studies, will be featured speakers at a conference entitled, “Heirs of Pietism in World Christianity,” hosted by United Theological Seminary in Ohio.


Dr. Tamisha Tyler Named Bethany’s First Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Tamisha Tyler will join the faculty of Bethany Theological Seminary as a Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years.

Dr. Tyler earned a PhD in Theology and Culture from Fuller Seminary this year. She earned

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Bethany Celebrates the Class of 2022

Bethany Theological Seminary will honor its Class of 2022 graduates during an Academic Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) in Nicarry Chapel. 

The featured speaker at the ceremony will be the

Sam Locke Named Executive Director for Institutional Advancement

Bethany Theological Seminary has named Sam Locke as executive director of institutional advancement following a national search.  

Locke joins the Seminary from Indiana Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm based in Indianapolis that provides free legal

International Scholar in Residence

Dr. Dauda Gava has joined Bethany as visiting international scholar-in-residence during the Spring Semester, 2022.

Dr. Gava is provost of Kulp Theological Seminary in Jos, Nigeria, and a Pauline scholar. He previously collaborated with Dr. Dan

Bethany Theological Seminary Announces New Faculty Member in Peace Studies

Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Elwell will join Bethany Theological Seminary this fall as Assistant Professor of Peace Studies. Chosen from an international search, Elwell comes to Bethany from the University of