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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 »

Bethany Named to Seminaries That Change the World

For the third consecutive year, Bethany Theological Seminary has been recognized as a Seminary That Changes the World by The Center for Faith and Service. Each year, Seminaries That Change the World identifies a select group of seminaries and divinity schools offering innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage in social justice… Read more »

First Nigerian Student Cohort Welcomed

On October 16, the first cohort of Nigerian students gathered in the city of Jos to begin their studies with Bethany Theological Seminary, making the new educational partnership between the Seminary and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN) a reality. The group made a video connection via Zoom with faculty and staff on campus at Bethany…. Read more »

Position Opening for Admissions Counselor

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Bethany Theological Seminary is seeking a full-time admissions counselor to work with the Seminary admissions team starting in November 2017. The position reports to the executive director of admissions and student services. General Description The admissions counselor will oversee direct contact with potential students to help generate robust enrollment at the Seminary and will work… Read more »

Amy Beery to Direct Youth Programs

Bethany Theological Seminary has named Amy Beery as program director of youth engagement at the Seminary, a new part-time position. Having served as admissions counselor at Bethany since July 2016, she will assume her new duties on November 1. As director, Beery will take the lead in planning and implementing educational programming for youth events,… Read more »

New Students Begin Studies

With the start of the fall 2017 semester, eleven new students are beginning their theological studies at Bethany Seminary. Five are pursing an MDiv, three are pursuing an MA, and three are pursuing graduate certificates. In addition, two graduates are returning to complete additional degrees, and one occasional student has enrolled. One-quarter of the new… Read more »

Debbie Roberts Resigns from Bethany Faculty

Debbie Roberts, assistant professor of reconciliation studies at Bethany Theological Seminary, will resign her position as of December 31, 2017. She has received a call to pastor the Sunnyslope Church of the Brethren in Wenatchee, Washington. To maintain continuity during the remainder of the academic year, Roberts will teach reconciliation studies courses already scheduled for spring… Read more »

Brethren Academy Announces Position Opening

La traducción en español está por debajo. The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership announces a quarter-time position opening:  coordinator of Spanish-language ministry training programs. The Academy is a ministry training partnership of the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry and Bethany Theological Seminary. The primary functions of this position are to administer the certificate-level… Read more »