ACTS Member Seminaries
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Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation
The Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation, Inc., one of ten accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church, is an Episcopal Center for learning and discipleship at the crossroads of the nation. The Bexley Hall Seabury Western Seminary Federation forms lay and clergy leaders to proclaim God's mission in the world, creating new networks of Christian formation, entrepreneurial leadership and bold inquiry in the service of the Gospel. Bexley Seabury is called to be a 21st century seminary beyond walls--open to all who seek to deepen their Christian formation in a generous spiritual and intellectual tradition. Students have full access to the resources of the United Library (Evanston), one of the top ten theological libraries in North America.
|President||Roger A. Ferlo|
|Academic Dean||Therese DeLisio|
|Special Assistant to Academic Dean, Registration Coordinator||Susan Quigley|
|Director of Finance||Robert Doak|
|Director, Doctor of Ministry and Lifelong Theological Education||Suzann V. Holding|
Contact Bexley Seabury Chicago
Address: 1407 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Contact Bexley Seabury Columbus
Address: 583 Sheridan Ave., Columbus, OH 43209
President's office: 773.380.6781
Academic Dean's office: 773.380.6787
Registrar's office: 773.380.6785
Director, Doctor of Ministry and Lifelong Theological Education: 773.390.6784
Web page: http://www.bexleyseabury.edu
On the campus of Chicago Theological Seminary
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Catholic Theological Union
The mission of Catholic Theological Union is to prepare effective leaders for the Church, ready to witness to Christ’s good news of justice, love, and peace.
In concert with our sponsoring religious communities, our founding mission is the academic and pastoral preparation of religious order candidates for the ordained priesthood and support for the formation and continuing education efforts of these religious communities.
Moreover, as a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry, we are dedicated to offering quality theological education and ongoing formation for laity, religious, and clergy who are preparing for or who are already engaged in ministry in the United States and around the world.
As an intercultural community of faith and learning, we seek to bring the richness of the Roman Catholic tradition, teaching, and practice to our students, to the broader Church, and to the public. We accomplish this through our graduate degree programs, our faculty, our programs for youth and young adults, and a variety of other educational opportunities and resources.
In communion with the Church, we are committed to ecumenism as well as interreligious dialogue, particularly with the Jewish and Muslim communities, and we welcome students from those communities who are seeking to study in a Catholic context.
We strive to accomplish this mission in a community environment composed of religious, clergy, and lay women and men who mirror the local and global Catholic Church in all its vibrant diversity.
Approved by CTU Corporation, April 29, 2010
|President||Mark R. Francis, CSV|
|Vice President and Academic Dean||Barbara Reid, OP|
|Vice President of Finance and Administration||Michael Connors|
|Director of M.Div. Program||Gina Wolfe|
|Director of M.A. Program||Robin Ryan, CP|
|Director of M.A. in Pastoral Studies and Professional Ministerial Master Degree Programs||C. Vanessa White|
|Director of Ecumenical DMin Program||Ed Foley, OFMCap|
|Director of Continuing Education/Special||Antoine T. Lawlor, IHM|
|Director of Enrollment Management||Christine Henderson|
|Director of Admissions|
|Director of Recruitment||Akua Kankam|
|Registrar||Maria de Jesus Lemus|
Contact Catholic Theological Union
Address: 5401 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Web page: www.ctu.edu
President's office: 773.371.5420
Academic Dean's office: 773.371.5422
Registrar's office: 773.371.5453
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago Theological Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology, and McCormick (CTU, CTS, LSTC and MTS). These four schools are located in close proximity to one another in the Hyde Park area of Chicago near the University of Chicago. They can be reached by car via the Chicago metropolitan expressway system from Lake Shore Drive (south) or the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), and by public transportation on the CTA Red Line, the elevated train or the Illinois Central to the respective 55th Street stations and connecting buses.
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Chicago Theological Seminary
An ecumenical seminary related to the United Church of Christ with a style fostering rigorous theological inquiry and development of students’ own intellectual and professional integrity in an atmosphere of diversity and freedom. The basic professional degree program is the three-year Master of Divinity, but the two-year Master of Arts is also offered. A dual-degree program with the School of Social Service Administration of the University of Chicago is available. A one-year Master of Sacred Theology is also available to students who have completed their first theological master's degree. The post-M.Div. Doctor of Ministry, in several concentrations, is available for full- or part-time students with experience in ministry. The Ph.D. program educates persons to reflect synthetically on religion, social justice and culture by encouraging interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to texts and contexts.
|Academic Dean||Ken Stone|
|Director of Recruitment and Admission||Lisa Seiwert|
|Vice President for Advancement||Rhonda Brown|
|Vice President of Finance & Administration||Julie Fisher|
Contact Chicago Theological Seminary
Address: 1407 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Web page: www.ctschicago.edu
President's office: 773.896.2462
Academic Dean's office: 773.896.2420
Registrar's office: 773.896.2471
Bexley Seabury, Chicago Theological Seminary, Catholic Theological Union, Lutheran School of Theology, and McCormick (BSSF, CTU, CTS, LSTC and MTS). These five schools are located in close proximity to one another in the Hyde Park area of Chicago near the University of Chicago. They can be reached by car via the Chicago metropolitan expressway system from Lake Shore Drive (south) or the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), and by public transportation on the CTA Red Line, the elevated train or the Illinois Central to the respective 55th Street stations and connecting buses.
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Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Garrett-Evangelical is a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church. While the majority of the faculty and the students are affiliated with the school’s denominational heritage, the seminary is ecumenical. The curricula emphasize theory and practice; they include the institutional centers for the Church and the Black Experience, Hispanic ministries, Asian-American ministries, Wesleyan studies, ethics and values, and women in ministry. The basic programs lead to the Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, or Master of Theological Studies degrees. The advanced professional program leads to the Doctor of Ministry degree, while the Doctor of Philosophy degree focuses on teaching and research for theological seminaries, the church and universities.
|President||Lallene J. Rector|
|Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management||Becky J. Eberhart|
|Vice President for Development||David L. Heetland|
|Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer||Dale McClain|
|Vice President for Administration and External Programming||James A. Noseworthy|
|Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs||Luis R. Rivera|
|Dean of Students||Cynthia Wilson|
|Director of Academic Studies and Registrar||Vince McGlothin-Eller|
Contact Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Address: 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201-2926
President’s office: 847.866.3902
Dean’s office: 847.866.3903
Registrar’s office: 847.866.3905
Garrett-Evangelical is located on the east side of Sheridan Road on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston. It can be reached by car via Lake Shore Drive (north) to Sheridan Road; by Sheridan Road (going south from the north suburbs); from I-94, east at Old Orchard to Grosse Point Rd, then north to Central St and east to Sheridan; or by public transportation on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) elevated train (Purple Line) to the Noyes Street station.
Loyola Institute for Pastoral Studies
The Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago, a Catholic and Jesuit Institution, facilitates the integrated ministerial development of diverse and dynamic leaders for creative, compassionate and courageous service to church and society.
The Institute of Pastoral Studies aims to be a renowned global hub for educating and forming leaders in ministry who can adapt to the rapidly changing religious and social landscapes of the 21st century.
IPS educates adults for professional ministry, spiritual development and faith-based leadership in a wide range of professions. Through their course of study and their spiritual formation, students develop real-world knowledge and skills in theological reflection, ministerial practice and ethical judgment.
M. Therese Lysaught
|Executive Administrative Assistant||Koonal Patel|
|Senior Associate Registrar||Diane Hullinger|
|Coordinator of Student Services||Bianca Bulliner|
|MA in Health Care Mission Leadership|
|MA in Pastoral Counseling|
|MA in Counseling for Ministry|
MA in Pastoral Studies
|MA in Social Justice|
|MA in Spirituality|
|MDiv (Master of Divinity|
Contact Loyola Institute of Pastoral Studies
Address: 820 North Michigan Avenue, Lewis Towers 630, Chicago, IL 60611
Web page: www.luc.edu/ips/
Dean's's office: 312.915.7463
Associate Dean's office: 312.915.7485
Student Services office (registrar): 312.915.7487
The Institute of Pastoral Studies is located on the Water Tower Campus in historic Lewis Towers, at 111 East Pearson Street. It is just one block from North Michigan Avenue, steps away from the "Magnificent Mile," one of America's most dynamic centers of commerce.
Lutheran School of Theology
Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, LSTC offers preparation for professional ministry in the church, advanced studies in ministry, and academic study of theology. The M.Div. curriculum features a strong accent upon study of the traditions of the church and a comprehensive field education program, with special emphasis on cross-cultural ministry and global awareness. Opportunities are offered for specialization in Hispanic ministries, in ministry and social work, and for coordinated M.Div./Ph.D. degrees (with the University of Chicago).
|Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs||Esther Menn|
|Vice President for Advancement||Mark Van Scharrel|
|Director of Communications and Marketing||Jan Boden|
|Director of M.Div. Program||Kathleen D. Billman|
|Director of M.A. Programs||Kurt Hendel|
|Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid||Rachel R. Brocker|
|Director of Admissions||R. Scott Chalmers|
|Director of Advanced Studies||
Jose David Rodriguez
|Director of Informational Technology||Kenesa Debela|
Contact Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Address: 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615-5199
President's office: 773.256.0728
Dean's office: 773.256.0721
Registrar's office: 773.256.0717
To send e-mail to any faculty or staff member, use the person's first initial and up to seven letters of the last name plus @lstc.edu
Lutheran School of Theology, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago Theological Seminary, and McCormick (CTU, CTS, LSTC and MTS). These four schools are located in close proximity to one another in the Hyde Park area of Chicago near the University of Chicago. They can be reached by car via the Chicago metropolitan expressway system from Lake Shore Drive (south) or the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), and by public transportation on the CTA Red Line, the elevated train or the Illinois Central to the respective 55th Street stations and connecting buses.
McCormick Theological Seminary
McCormick is a theological center for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It also welcomes many students from outside this denomination. Focusing its resources on education for the ministry, it emphasizes both preprofessional (M.T.S. and M.Div.) and professional (DMin) studies. Its programs in Hispanic ministries, African American ministries, and urban ministry, its dual-competency programs in social work and other fields, and its emphasis on internationalization add to its other offerings. Students are encouraged to plan, with advice, their own courses of study.
|President and Cyrus McCormick Professor of Bible and Culture||Frank M. Yamada|
|Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs||Theodore Hiebert|
|Associate Dean for Doctor of Ministry Programs||Jeffrey S. Japinga|
|Director, Center for African American Ministries Program & Black Church Studies||Stacey Edwards-Dunn|
|Director of Field Studies and Experiential Education||Joanne Lindstrom|
|Director, Center for the Study of Latino/a Theology and Ministry||Daniel Rodriguez|
|Director, Institute for Cross Cultural Theological Education||David Esterline|
|Vice President for Finance and Operations||David Crawford|
Contact McCormick Theological Seminary
Address: 5460 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
President’s office: 773.947.6302
Dean’s office: 773.947.6306
Registrar’s office: 773.947.6285
McCormick Theological Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology, Catholic Theological Union, and Chicago Theological Seminary (CTU, CTS, LSTC and MTS). These four schools are located in close proximity to one another in the Hyde Park area of Chicago near the University of Chicago. They can be reached by car via the Chicago metropolitan expressway system from Lake Shore Drive (south) or the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94), and by public transportation on the CTA Red Line, the elevated train or the Illinois Central to the respective 55th Street stations and connecting buses.
Meadville Lombard Theological School
Meadville Lombard is an independent theological school affiliated with the University of Chicago and with the Unitarian Universalist Association. The mission of the school is to educate people for effective, morally responsible Unitarian Universalist ministries and to advance liberal religious scholarship for a diverse and multi-cultural world community. Meadville Lombard’s educational process includes teaching, research, critical reflection and institutional outreach, and dialogue with persons of non-Christian faiths. The school offers the M.Div., DMin, and the M.A. in Religion degrees and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.
|President||Lee C. Barker|
|Vice President of Finance and Administration||Deborah Bieber|
|Dean of Students||Darrick Jackson|
|Senior Consultant for Development and Alumni/ae Relations||Denise Taft Davidoff|
|Director of Student Records||Valencia Penn-Hargrove|
Contact Meadville Lombard Theological School
Address: 610 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
President's office: 312.212.0666
Registrar's office: 312.212.0672
Meadville Lombard (ML) is located in the South Loop of downtown Chicago on the sixth floor of the Spertus Institute on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park. It can be reached by CTA rapid transit and bus lines.
North Park Theological Seminary
North Park Theological Seminary, founded in 1891, is the graduate school of theology of the Evangelical Covenant Church. It is a professional school designed to educate people for ministry, whether as pastors, missionaries, church educators or trained laity. The seminary is a community of professors, students and staff gathered not only for the purpose of theological study but also for worship, fellowship and the deepening of the spiritual life. The seminary also includes in its purposes the continuing education of ministers. It sees itself as a servant of the Church of Jesus Christ, and particularly of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
|Seminary Dean||David W. Kersten|
|Academic Dean||Stephen Chester|
|Dean of Students and Community Life||Debra Auger|
|Acting Director of Seminary Recruitment and Admission||Amy Oxendale|
|Director of Field Education||Timothy L. Johnson|
|Associate Director, Seminary Academic Services||Alexandria M. Macias|
|Seminary Academic Services Manager||Deidre Robinson|
Faith and Health, Justice Ministry, Youth Ministry, Spiritual Direction, Urban Ministry, Intercultural Studies, Christian Studies, Foundational Courses
Dual Degree Programs:
Contact North Park Theological Seminary
President’s office: 773.244.6214
Academic Dean’s office: 773.244.6217
Seminary Admissions: 773.244.6229 or 800.964.0101
Seminary Registration: 773.244.6217
Records Office (transcripts): 773-244-5560
North Park (NPTS) is located on the far north side of Chicago and can be reached by car via the Chicago metropolitan expressway system from Lake Shore Drive (north) and west on Foster Street, or the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) and east on Foster, or by public transportation, taking the CTA elevated Howard train (Red Line) to the Berwyn Street station and connecting bus or the Ravenswood line (Brown Line) to the Kimball Street station.
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, founded in 1913, is a graduate seminary committed to the education of men and women for ministry leadership. Our evangelical heritage commits us to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the authority of Scripture for informing mission and ministry in the world. The seminary is a community of faith, theological inquiry, and worship and service, preparing persons for ordained ministries and ministry leadership in the wider Church. The seminary has a Baptist heritage and welcomes students from all denominations and Christian traditions. Graduate level courses are offered in Lombard, the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago and online. Diploma level courses are offered as well.
|Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer||Karen Walker Freeburg|
|Associate Dean of Academics||Jason Gile|
|Assistant Dean of Academics||
|Dean of Students||Josiah Black|
|Director of Supervised Ministry||Jill Fleagle|
|Registrar||Marilyn Mast Hewitt|
Contact Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
Address: 660 East Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148
President's office: 630.620.2101
Dean's office: 630.620.2103
Registrar's office: 630.620.2196
NBTS is located in west suburban Lombard and can be reached by taking the East-West Tollway (I-88) west to the Highland Avenue exit, Highland Avenue north to Butterfield Road (Route 56), and Butterfield Road east. The seminary is located just east of the Yorktown Shopping Center on the north side of Butterfield Road.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School of Trinity International University
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is maintained by the Evangelical Free Church of America to educate men and women for a worldwide Christian ministry as pastors, missionaries, teachers, and lay workers who are committed to God for a particular service for which they recognize a need for seminary studies. The divinity school welcomes the opportunity of assisting students from all denominations and independent nondenominational churches who are seeking preparation for fruitful Christian life and ministry.
|President||David S. Dockery|
|Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Vice President of Education||Graham A. Cole|
|Vice President for Academic Administration; Dean of Trinity College and Trinity Graduate School||Thomas H.L. Comman|
|Senior Vice President of Business and Finance/Chief Financial Officer||J. Michael Picha|
|Interim Vice President for Advancement||Carl Johnson|
|Vice President for University Services and Strategic Initiatives||Rich Grimm|
|Vice President for Student Life and University Ministries; Dean of Students||Felix Theonugraha|
|Associate Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Director, MDiv Program||H. Wayne Johnson|
|Director, Ph.D. Program in Intercultural Studies||Craig Ott|
|Director, Ph.D. Program in Theological Studies||Richard E. Averbeck|
|Director, Ph.D. Program in Educational Studies||Donald Guthrie|
|Director, Professional Doctoral Programs||William Donahue|
|Director, Supervised Ministries and Placement||Phillip W. Sell|
|Associate Director, MDiv Program||Ingrid Faro|
|Director, Graduate Admissions||Blaise Brankatelli|
|Associate Registrar||George Mencer|
|Associate Registrar||Tiffany Sell|
Contact Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Address: 2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015-1283
President's office: 847.317.8001
Dean's office: 847.317.8002
Records office: 847.317.8050; email@example.com
Trinity Evangelical is located in the northwest suburb of Deerfield and can be reached by taking the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) north to the Route 22/Half Day Road exit. The seminary is immediately to the east of the expressway off Route 22.
University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein Seminary)
With roots in a charter granted more than 140 years ago, Mundelein Seminary of the University of St. Mary of the Lake prepares candidates academically, formationally and spiritually for the Roman Catholic priesthood. As a canonically erected Pontifical Theological Faculty, Mundelein Seminary of the University of St. Mary of the Lake is empowered to confer the bachelor, licentiate and doctoral degrees in sacred theology. Although originally most of the students attending Mundelein Seminary came from the Archdiocese of Chicago, its alumni now include students from other dioceses in the state of Illinois and throughout the country.
|Rector and President||John Kartje|
|Vice President for Academic Affairs||Thomas Baima|
|Vice President for Formation||Brian Welter|
|Registrar||Mary Ann Ulz|
|Director of Finance||John F. Lehocky|
Contact University of St. Mary of the Lake
Address: 1000 E. Maple, Mundelein, IL 60060-1174
University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein Seminary) is located in Mundelein, 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, and can be reached by taking the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) north to the Route 176 exit and then Route 176 west to Mundelein. The seminary is located on the campus of the University of St. Mary of the Lake on the north side of Route 176.