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

Tara Shepherd Bowdel

Personnel Changes at Bethany

New Positions Filled

Tara Shepherd-Bowdel will begin as a regional advancement officer at Bethany on March 14, 2016. This new position will focus on strengthening Bethany’s relationships with donors and congregations

Dayton & Ada Faye Root – Bethany Donor

In his youth, Dayton Root experienced being a dust bowl refugee, moving from Oklahoma to central California with his family in 1935. Dayton pursued an undergraduate degree at La Verne College, now University of La Verne, earning his way

Bethany to Hold Commencement

Bethany Theological Seminary will hold commencement for the class of 2019 on Saturday, May 11. Master of divinity and master of arts degrees and graduate certificates will be granted to eighteen students. The ceremony will be held at 10:00

Bethany Remembers President Warren Groff

Warren F. Groff, the fifth president of Bethany Theological Seminary, died Sunday, June 23, 2019. During his career in ministry and higher education, he was characterized as a “perceptive scholar, careful administrator, ardent churchman, skillful wordsmith, and devoted family

New Faculty Hired in Theological Studies

Nathanael L. Inglis will begin as assistant professor of theological studies at Bethany Seminary on July 1, 2015. Inglis graduated in 2014 from Fordham University with a PhD in systematic theology.

Winners of Peace Essay Announced

Bethany Seminary has announced the winners of the 2015 Peace Essay Contest on the theme Peacemaking, Creation Justice, and the Beloved Community. Katerina Friesen, an MDiv student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, received first place for her essay “Planting

Students Engage with Dr. Drew Hart on “Igniting Antiracist Activism”

During the last week of classes of the 2020-2021 academic year, Bethany Seminary students had the opportunity to attend a multi-seminary conversation entitled “Igniting Antiracist Activism,” featuring Dr. Drew G.I. Hart. Bethany students joined peers from McCormick Theological Seminary

Bethany Celebrates Commencement

Bethany Theological Seminary honored eighteen graduates during commencement on May 11, 2019. The following degrees and graduate certificates were awarded:

Master of Divinity
Alexandre Gonçalves – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Naomi Beckwith Kraenbring – Columbia, PA
Rebecca Lynell Ullom Naugle – Gilberts, IL

Master of

Richard Wehrle

Seeking New Ministries

For many pastors, thinking about the future of pastoral ministry involves rethinking many of the practices and areas of focus that have long been assumed to be most important.

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