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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Trustees Appoint Interim President

May 18, 2020

The Lancaster Theological Seminary Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. David Rowe to serve as the graduate school’s interim president until a permanent president is hired.
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New Online Class: Navigating Congregational Conflict & Crisis

May 15, 2020

Now online! The Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry at Lancaster Theological Seminary is offering a new six-week online class starting Saturday, June 27, “Navigating Congregational Conflict & Crisis,” for church leaders – both lay and ordained. This class, taught by The Rev. Dr. Brunilda Martinez, PhD, provides 2.5 CEUs, and costs just $325. Register by June …

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Academic Prizes Awarded

May 9, 2020

Lancaster Seminary has awarded its annual Academic Prizes to seminarians for theological achievements. The YouTube link to the presentation begins with a congratulatory message from President Carol E. Lytch.

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President Lytch Leaves Legacy Of Accessibility, Inclusion

May 2, 2020

When the Rev. Carol Lytch was hired to lead Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2011, the institution was struggling with its finances. Nine years later, the school has a $15 million endowment and is on track to complete a two-phase $9 million capital campaign to create student scholarships and restore the school’s historic campus. It was …

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