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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 »

Position Open in Student Services

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Director of Student Development and Alumni Relations General Description The director of student development and alumni relations will have primary responsibility to design, implement and review a student development plan and a retention plan for Bethany students. The director will lead a vibrant program to engage Bethany alumni, collaborating with the Institutional Advancement Department when… 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 »

Academy Welcomes New Staff Member

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership is pleased to welcome Roxanne Aguirre as the new part-time coordinator of Spanish-language ministry training programs. She begins on January 16, 2018, and will work from her home in central California. The Academy is a ministry training partnership of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Church of the Brethren Office… Read more »

Remembering Julie M. Hostetter

The Bethany Theological Seminary community joins with many in the denomination in remembering Church of the Brethren educator Julie Mader Hostetter, who passed away November 12, 2017, in Bridgewater, Virginia. Beginning in 2008, Hostetter served first as director, then executive director of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, which oversees nondegree ministry training programs within… Read more »

Clergy Tax Seminar Scheduled

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Students, pastors, and other church leaders are invited to learn the process of filing clergy taxes at the annual Clergy Tax Seminar on Saturday, January 27. Registrants may either attend in person at Bethany Theological Seminary or online and can earn 0.3 CEUs. Led by Deb Oskin, a clergy tax specialist for nearly thirty years,… Read more »

Brenda Reish Concludes Employment

After nineteen years of service to Bethany Theological Seminary, Brenda Reish will conclude her employment as executive director of business services and treasurer on December 31, 2017. Reish came to Bethany in August 1998, when the business offices of Bethany and Earlham School of Religion were joined. She held the position of business manager for… Read more »