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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Contingency Plan Underway for Our International Students

July 9, 2020

The announcement made this week by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) requiring international students with F-1 and M-1 visas to take in-person or hybrid classes in order to remain in the U.S. has caused deep concern and anxiety for our students, faculty, and staff.
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Interim President David Rowe’s Message to our Community

June 30, 2020

Dear Lancaster Seminary Community, Today is my first day as your interim president. It is truly an honor for me to serve you in this capacity and I look forward to working together with you to build on the strengths of our remarkable seminary during this time of unprecedented change in our world. Thanks to you, …

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Seminary Goes Online for Fall Term

June 29, 2020

Lancaster Seminary will offer classes and most of our programming online this fall, President Carol E. Lytch announced in an email to students, faculty and staff on June 29.
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