Update: Presidential Search

December 18, 2020

The Rev. Dr. Monica Dawkins-Smith, trustee and chair of the Presidential Search Committee, provides an update on the committee’s progress including the new Jan. 25 deadline for submission of all application materials. Read more here.

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November 17, 2020

Lancaster Theological Seminary presented the Reverend Dr. K. Edward Brandt with the 2020 Robert Moss Award for Excellence in Pastoral Ministry this week during the graduate school’s Alumni Day event, this year held online. Rev. Brandt is a former U.S. Army Chaplain, who retired at the rank of Brigadier General after serving 31 years. He …

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National Search for New President Launched

November 6, 2020

Lancaster Theological Seminary today launched a national search to find its 12th president to succeed the Rev. Dr. Carol E. Lytch. Lytch retired at the end of June after nine years as president of the 195-year-old graduate school of theology. The Seminary’s Board of Trustees is looking for an experienced, mission-oriented leader in higher education …

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Seminary to Continue to Hold All Courses Online through Term 3

October 23, 2020

Lancaster Seminary will continue to offer all classes and programming online through Term 3, the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. Interim President Dr. David Rowe announced the decision, made with the support of the Seminarian Community Council, the Diversity and Educational Life Committee, regular faculty, and the senior leadership team, in an email announcement …

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Seminary Honors Rev. Joseph Motz with Meck Award

September 28, 2020

Lancaster Theological Seminary presented the Reverend Joseph A. Motz with the 2020 Allan S. Meck Award for Excellence in Pastoral Ministry during Alumni Day held online Sept. 21. Rev. Motz, a 2005 graduate of Lancaster Seminary, now serves as Associate Pastor of Church of the Apostles United Church of Christ in Lancaster. When he was …

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Rev. Diane Bogues Hired as Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

September 18, 2020

Lancaster Theological Seminary welcomes the Reverend Diane A. Bogues to serve as director of admissions and financial aid for the 195-year-old graduate school of theology. Rev. Bogues joins Lancaster Seminary from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago where she has been director of recruitment since 2018. “Lancaster Theological Seminary looks forward to enhancing our recruitment and …

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Update: Coronavirus Relief Funds

September 14, 2020

Lancaster Theological Seminary received $19,204 from the Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund as a part of a $14 billion initiative to support postsecondary colleges and universities under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. We distributed around $10,000 directly to our master’s level students as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to help with …

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195th Commencement Celebrates Class of 2020, Honors Retired President Lytch

September 4, 2020

Lancaster Theological Seminary celebrated its 195th Commencement September 4, 2020, in an outdoor ceremony at Rader Park, Lancaster. Originally scheduled for May 9, the graduation ceremony was postponed due to the mandatory quarantine during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Reverend Carol E. Lytch, PhD, was named President Emerita, an honor bestowed by the Seminary’s Board of …

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Students: Apply by Aug. 14 for CARES Act Emergency Aid

July 28, 2020

Lancaster Theological Seminary received $19,204 from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund as a part of a larger $14 billion initiative to support postsecondary colleges and universities under the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Of this $19,204, we are distributing more than half directly to students as Emergency Financial …

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Board of Trustees Elects 3 New Members

July 20, 2020

The Lancaster Theological Seminary Board of Trustees has elected three members to serve three-year terms on the graduate school’s governing board: Catherine Hartley of Califon, N.J., the Rev. Freeman L. Palmer of Baltimore, and the Rev. Kathleen Rhyne of Atlanta.
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