Free Webinar for Churches, Congregations, Pastors

June 14, 2021

Lancaster Theological Seminary invites pastors, congregations, and denominational organizations to participate in a special free webinar, A New Day Dawning: Leading the Church Toward the Light, on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. This program is designed to equip congregations for robust futures in the midst of significant and ongoing cultural shifts. The webinar …

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30 Graduate During 196th Commencement

May 8, 2021

Lancaster Theological Seminary awarded 29 graduate degrees and two certificates to members of the Class of 2021 during the 196th Commencement on May 8, 2021. The Rev. Dr. Dawson B. Taylor, Senior Pastor of Naples United Church of Christ, Naples, Fla., delivered the commencement address, “Felines, Foibles, and Faith,” during a socially distanced ceremony held …

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Seminary Honors Rev. Gerald Simmons, Rev. Dana Schlegel

May 7, 2021

Lancaster Theological Seminary honored two of its graduates with awards recognizing excellence in ministry during the graduate school’s online Alumni Day event held on May 7. “On behalf of the Lancaster Seminary Alumni/ae Council, I am personally honored to bestow these prestigious awards to Rev. Simmons and Rev. Schlegel,” said the Rev. Dr. Chris Rankin, …

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Martha MacAdam Named Interim VP Development

April 30, 2021

Lancaster Theological Seminary Interim President David Rowe has appointed Martha P. MacAdam of Conestoga, Pa., Interim Vice President for Development. A longtime regional fundraising professional, she will lead the Seminary’s fundraising efforts including major gifts and the annual giving campaign to close out the current fiscal year. Ms. MacAdam has more than 30 years of …

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Lancaster Seminary, Moravian College & Seminary To Explore Combining Institutions

April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021 – Today, Moravian College, including the Moravian Theological Seminary, and Lancaster Theological Seminary announced the formation of a joint committee to explore combining the two historic institutions. Moravian College, founded in 1742, Moravian Seminary, founded in 1807, and Lancaster Theological Seminary, founded in 1825, have long and storied histories of providing educational and formational opportunities for students …

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Board Elects 2 New Trustees

April 20, 2021

The Lancaster Theological Seminary Board of Trustees have elected two members to serve on the graduate school’s governing board. They are: Rev. Dr. K. Edward Brandt, DMin 1999, Trustee A native of Elizabethtown, Pa., the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Edward Brandt is a former U.S. Army Chaplain, who retired at the rank of Brigadier General after …

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196th Commencement to be May 8

March 22, 2021

The Rev. Dr. Dawson B. Taylor, Senior Pastor of Naples United Church of Christ, Naples, Fla., will deliver the commencement address to Lancaster Theological Seminary’s Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Church of the Apostles in Lancaster. Naples United Church of Christ is one of the 10-largest UCC congregations in …

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Doctoral Candidates Present Capstone Projects

March 16, 2021

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 …

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Lancaster Seminary Remembers Professor Emeritus Paul Irion

February 10, 2021

Lancaster Theological Seminary Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology, the Rev. Dr. Paul E. Irion, who died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at the age of 98, was an early champion of hospice care and an internationally recognized author of numerous books and articles on death and dying. A revered professor who taught for 28 years (1959-1987) …

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Faculty to Learn to Teach Beyond Trauma

January 29, 2021

Lancaster Theological Seminary faculty will study the effects of trauma on learning and develop ways to better teach students who have experienced trauma in their lives. The graduate school of theology has received a one-year $5,000 grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion for this project. The Rev. Darryl …

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