Doctoral Candidates Present Capstone Projects

March 16, 2021

DMin Symposium Streamed Live March 22

Eight candidates for the Doctor of Ministry degree at Lancaster Theological Seminary will present their capstone projects during a virtual Doctor of Ministry Symposium on Monday, March 22, 2021. The DMin Symposium will stream live over Zoom starting at 8:30 a.m. Doctoral candidates each will have 50 minutes to present their research in conversation with their advisors.

The Doctor of Ministry degree at Lancaster Theological Seminary is a fully accredited program for religious professionals. It offers online courses combined with two five-day on-campus intensive sessions each year. Typically a four-year program, Lancaster Seminary also offers an accelerated option to complete the degree in three years.

For more information, including abstracts of the presentations, and to view the livestream, go to:

The candidates, their capstone projects, and their presentation times are:

8:30 a.m. Anita Wood of Wernersville, Penn.: “The Spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin: Transformation Through Group Engagement in Evolutionary Process”

9:30 a.m. Susan Claytor of Beckley, WV: “Hospitality to Individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their Families”

10:30 a.m. Dottie Almoney of Lancaster, Penn.: “Reclaiming the ‘D’ Word: The Ministry of Diakonia in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America”

11:30 a.m. Linda Moore of Philadelphia: “Pastor Can We Talk? A Retrospective Study of How the Black Church Fails to Support Sexually Abused Black Women”

1:00 p.m. Tracy Mooney of Odessa, Delaware: “Cultivating a Culture of Electronic Evangelism”

2:00 p.m. Dan Jurman of Lancaster, Penn.: “When Did We See You Hungry: Saving the Church by Serving the World”

3:00 p.m. Celestine Fields of El Cerrito, Calif.: “Black Pastor, White Church: Using Positive Psychology as a Mission-Driven Strategy for Building and Sustaining Diverse Multicultural Congregations”

4:00 p.m. Patricia Prendergast of Ventnor, NJ: “Once upon an Agency: Faith Led the Way”