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New Role for Mark Lancaster at Bethany

Bethany Theological Seminary announces that Mark Lancaster will begin work in the newly created position of assistant to the president for strategic initiatives on August 1, 2018. Lancaster has served Bethany as executive director of institutional advancement since July 2015. In his new part-time role, Lancaster will focus his efforts on the goals and objectives… Read more »

Bethany Holds Commencement

  Sixteen graduates were honored at Bethany Theological Seminary’s 2018 commencement on Saturday, May 5, in the presence of family, friends, and the Bethany community. The following degrees and graduate certificates were awarded: Master of Divinity Steven P. Fox – Farmersville, Ohio Mycal C. J. Gresh – Denton, Maryland Katelynn E. Heishman – Keezletown, Virginia… Read more »

Opening for Director of Student Development

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Bethany Theological Seminary announces an opening for director of student development with an immediate start date. The position reports to the executive director of admissions and student services. General Description The director of student development will have primary responsibility to design, implement, and review a student development plan and a retention plan for Bethany Theological… Read more »

Bethany Hosts President of EYN

Rev. Joel Billi, president of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) was hosted by Bethany Theological Seminary April 23-25 during his recent visit to the United States. Billi was elected to this highest position in EYN in the spring of 2016, shortly before Bethany and EYN entered into a new educational… Read more »

Jr. High Students Invited to Immerse!

Students who have completed grades 6-8 are invited to experience Immerse! this summer at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana. Scheduled for June 21-26, this faith immersion event will help make church history come alive, from the early Christians to the early Brethren, and provide a safe space to share both learning and social time… Read more »

Tara Hornbacker to Retire from Bethany

After guiding a generation of students through the master of divinity program at Bethany Theological Seminary, Professor Tara Hornbacker will retire as a Seminary faculty member on July 1, 2018. Throughout her tenure at Bethany, she has been instrumental in developing and teaching the core curriculum for the MDiv, known as the ministry formation sequence… Read more »

New Executive Director Hired

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Tammy Glenn of Centerville, Indiana, has been hired as executive director of finance and administration at Bethany Theological Seminary. She will assume her new duties on March 1, 2018. In her role as controller for the Seminary, Glenn will oversee financial planning and accounting operations and will manage Seminary investments in consultation with the consultant… Read more »

First Joint Class with EYN Students Offered

On January 2, 2018, six students in Jos, Nigeria, joined eleven students at Bethany Theological Seminary for class without so much as noticing the ocean between them. It marked the realization of the new educational partnership between Bethany and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN), which will make Bethany courses available to EYN students at a… Read more »

Amy Gall Ritchie to Resign

Amy Gall Ritchie, director of student development and alumni/ae relations at Bethany Theological Seminary, will resign her position as of May 15, 2018. She began her employment at Bethany in August 2003. Ritchie’s involvement in the lives of students at Bethany has encompassed personal attention in times of discernment, crisis, and celebration; facilitating community building… Read more »

EYN Classroom Building to Be Dedicated

As 2018 begins, the educational partnership between Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN) and Bethany Theological Seminary is welcoming its first students into the classroom. Six members of EYN are enrolled in Global Perspectives on Scripture: 1 Corinthians, being held at Bethany in Richmond, Indiana. From their new technology classroom building in Jos, they are joining… Read more »