Lancaster Seminary Promotes Rev. Dr. Catherine E. Williams to Tenured Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship

April 19, 2024

The Lancaster Theological Seminary Board of Trustees voted this week to promote the Rev. Dr. Catherine E. Williams to associate professor of preaching and worship with tenure. Described as a “consummate teacher” by colleagues, Williams joined Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2017, the year she received a Ph.D. in practical theology – homiletics from Princeton Theological …

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Lancaster Theological Seminary to Host Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California) for The Rt. Rev. Dr. Nathan Baxter Forum for African American Studies

February 29, 2024

The trailblazing Democratic Congresswoman from California, Rep. Barbara Lee, comes to Lancaster Theological Seminary on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 5:00p.m. to present at The Rt. Rev. Dr. Nathan D. Baxter Forum for African American Studies at Lancaster Theological Seminary. The event, marking Women’s History Month, will feature a wide-ranging talk on politics and peace, …

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Lancaster and Moravian Seminaries to Launch Joint Curriculum, Three New Shared Degree Programs in 2024

November 7, 2023

November 7, 2023 Moravian University,  Moravian Theological Seminary, and Lancaster Theological Seminary today announce that they will launch a joint curriculum – taught on both campuses – that will include three new, shared graduate degree programs in Fall 2024, pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The three programs in the new …

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Katherine Ragsdale Named Seminary Interim VP, Dean

September 8, 2023

Moravian University Appoints The Very Rev. Katherine Ragsdale Interim Vice President and Dean of Moravian Theological Seminary and Lancaster Theological Seminary BETHLEHEM, PA, September 8, 2023: Today, Moravian University announced that the Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale will serve as interim vice president and dean of Moravian Theological Seminary and Lancaster Theological Seminary until the …

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Job Opening: Lancaster Site Manager

July 11, 2023

Applications are being accepted for a Site Manager for the Lancaster Campus. The Site Manager performs a broad range of duties including but not limited to: supporting all Lancaster Campus facilities, providing business office support for all aspects of the Lancaster Campus, assisting in the planning and execution of all Lancaster Campus events including those …

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Moravian University Gets OK to Add Lancaster Seminary to its MSCHE Accreditation

July 5, 2023

Bethlehem, PA, July 5, 2023: Moravian University announces that it has received approval from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), an international accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education, to include Lancaster Theological Seminary as part of the University’s MSCHE accreditation. This action by MSCHE completes one of several legal …

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Rev. Dr. Heather Vacek Resigns as Seminary Dean

June 28, 2023

Bethlehem, PA, June 28, 2023: Today, Moravian University announced that the Rev. Dr. Heather Vacek, Dean of Moravian Theological Seminary and Lancaster Theological Seminary, has submitted her resignation as of August 11, 2023. Vacek has been instrumental in leading both Seminaries since the combination of institutions began in 2021. Vacek’s impact will be felt for …

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2023 Academic Awards

May 1, 2023

Each Spring, the Lancaster Theological Seminary faculty select the student recipients for a series of prizes recognizing individual achievement. We thank the generous benefactors who make possible these awards that recognize the hard work and talents of our seminarians. The awards notifications are available one the Lancaster Seminary YouTube channel here.

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Lancaster Seminary Holds 198th Commencement May 6, 2023

April 5, 2023

Lancaster Theological Seminary will hold its 198th Commencement on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Commencement day will begin at 8 a.m. with a Baccalaureate Worship Service in Santee Chapel on the Seminary campus, at the corner of West James Street and College Avenue in Lancaster. The Commencement Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Church …

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Statement on Lititz Pride Event

March 13, 2023

Recently, Lititz Moravian Church’s Joint Board rejected the use of a park owned by the church for a Pride event in June. Though we will never know all of the details of the Board’s deliberation, this decision has hurt, saddened, disappointed, and angered many, including LTS students, staff, faculty, and alumni colleagues. Many among us …

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