A BOLD New Beginning

Omar Gadzhiev followed a twisting and turning path to Bethany. As a master’s degree student, and a participant in Bethany BOLD, however, he believes he has arrived where he needs to be.

“I really appreciate that

Denise Kettering-Lane service

How We Serve

Bethany Theological Seminary employees have a long history of service in the communities we live — just like our alumni and friends! Here are a few examples of the ways Bethany faculty and staff live out a

Bethany BOLD participants

BOLD Aspirations

The brand new Bethany BOLD program is already making an impact — not only on the residential student experience, but also on individuals and organizations in the Wayne County, Indiana, community. 

The Bethany BOLD program (which

Service Without Borders

When Jenn Hosler was 16 years old, she felt called to ministry and drawn to cultures different from her own. She participated in a youth work camp in the Rift Valley of Kenya, and witnessed the struggles

Amanda Bennett

Taking Action

When Amanda Bennett, MDiv ‘22, was a Bethany student, she had the novel experience of taking a course for which the final project could be anything she wanted. 

“To be honest, that kinda freaked me out,”

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