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Bethany Seminary’s seventh Presidential Forum weekend, scheduled for October 29-31, 2015, will feature internationally known speakers, Bethany leadership, and presenters from the peace church traditions on the theme A Pilgrimage of Just Peace.

Nancy Sollenberger Heishman has been named part-time coordinator of the Spanish-Language Ministry Training Programs for the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, beginning July 22.

Beginning July 1, 2015, Monica Rice will be assuming new duties as the administrative assistant and coordinator of congregational and alumni/ae relations at Bethany Theological Seminary.

Mark Lancaster of Santa Rosa, California, has been named executive director of institutional advancement at Bethany, beginning July 1, 2015.

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership announces a position opening for coordinator of Spanish-language ministry training programs.

Bethany will be hosting nine insight sessions at Annual Conference this summer, including several on equipping students for ministry. We also welcome alumnus Dean Johnson as our luncheon speaker.

Bethany Seminary graduates, family, and friends gathered with the Seminary community on Saturday, May 9, for commencement events. View recordings of the ceremony and the worship service.

More than sixty-five participants gathered at Bethany for a new event sponsored by the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults—Anabaptism, the Next Generation. View videos of presentations.

Bethany anticipates graduating its second-largest class in seventeen years on Saturday, May 9, 2015. View the ceremony and worship service live.

Bethany Theological Seminary celebrated the naming of Patterson House along with a dedication of the Bethany Neighborhood at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 10.


Brandon Hanks
(Master of Divinity)

BrandonI find great comfort in knowing that the gifts of God are irrevocable--that God is faithful even if we are faithless. My faith journey begins with the Church of the Brethren. I was raised in the church by my family going to Sunday school and attending worship each week. But as a teenager I found myself struggling in my understanding of the word of God. I wanted to own my faith. I wanted it to be a real and genuine confession, not one merely adopted through my family's tradition. It was during that time of exploration that God revealed my calling as a minister in God's church.