Kelsi Folsom

Honing Her Voice

Kelsi Folsom has been a part of just about any kind of church experience you can imagine — from Episcopalian to Pentecostal. Rather than encouraging her to pick a single expression of faith, these divergent experiences have

Dr. Joelle Hathaway

The Evolution of Theopoetics

With new faculty members contributing to a burgeoning catalog of courses, it is no wonder that students from a wide variety of places, traditions, and backgrounds are finding their way to Bethany’s theopoetics program 

Theopoetics is

Finding His Path

Like many of our students, Nicky Gutierrez’s path to Seminary was paved by Google. During his final semester at Capital University (Columbus, Ohio), he was discerning his next steps when a search for “creative writing + religion”

Dr. Maggie Elwell

Meet Dr. Maggie Elwell

Dr. Elwell arrived at Bethany in the fall  of 2022 from the University of Maryland, where she taught from 2019-2022. She earned her BA from Swarthmore College, her MA in teaching from Johns Hopkins University, and both her MDiv

Hope Staton

Hope in the Garden

Hope Staton has found a powerful way to combine her passions for gardening and community building with a unique ministry placement.

Staton, a Master of Divinity student, is working with the Felege Hiywot Center (FHC), a

MASST Sets Sail

For students who hear a clear call and are following a specific path to practical ministry, Bethany Theological Seminary has launched a new master’s degree program that links spiritual formation with a focus on social change.   

Carl McRoy

An Exceptional Experience

Carl McRoy, of Maryland, originally learned about Bethany from a Google search about graduate programs related to social justice. After conversations with Bethany faculty and staff, he chose to enroll in the Master of Arts in Theopoetics

Scott Linton

Finding What Was Missing

Scott Linton had been working as a grant contractor for the Naval Logistics Command for a dozen years, and for the first time in his career, things were really falling into place.

“I was in a

Alina Sayre Skujins

Seeking Stories

Alina Sayre Skujins, a California native now living in South Carolina, is a teacher and writer who was drawn to the “convergence of art and faith,” but she didn’t quite know at first how to weave her

Jason Harsh

Called to be a Chaplain

“Bethany is so accommodating to distance learning students,” says Jason Harsh, a current MDiv student from Ohio. “Everyone is very welcoming, and the program is more easily adapted to other life plans than the other seminaries I