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Mary Elizabeth WieandBethany Theological Seminary announces that two new educational initiatives will be supported by a major gift from the estate of Mary Elizabeth Wertz Wieand. This gift comes through the David J. and Mary Elizabeth Wieand Trust, established by members of a family whose roots go back to the very founding of the Seminary.  

The Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Jeffrey W. Carter of Manassas, Virginia, has accepted the call to serve as the Seminary’s tenth president, beginning July 1, 2013.

As we wait again for God's reconciling love and Christ's peace to come in our midst, we join our hearts and prayers with all who grieve the terrible violence and loss of lives at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut Dec. 14.

-- Ruthann K. Johansen
    President of Bethany

 

We share this prayer from our Pastoral Care Team at Bethany:

The Brethren Journal Association is seeking a new editor for Brethren Life & Thought. The application deadline is January 15, 2013.

The Bethany Seminary Board of Trustees met October 26-28 on the Seminary’s Richmond, Indiana, campusfor their biannual meeting. Board chair Lynn Myers, whose term began July 1, 2012, presided. Four new trustees were seated: Paul Brubaker, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, representing clergy; Christina Bucher, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, at large; Celia Cook-Huffman, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, representing the Brethren colleges; and David W.

Two new faculty openings have been announced by Bethany Seminary: a full-time position in Brethren studies and a part-time position in reconciliation studies. Both will begin on or before July 1, 2013, and searches for applicants are underway.

The Bethany Theological Seminary community extends sympathy and prayers to Earlham College

and the family and friends of Therese Heymann, Lenore Edwards, and Graham Nissen in this time of tragedy.  In a spirit of waiting contemplation, classes will be held today (Friday, November 9) at Bethany.

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Nationally known keynote speaker and presenter Sharon Ellison is dedicated to the belief that learning to communicate with non-defensive power is a crucial key to our capacity for solving the majority of problems we face.

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Kimberly Koczan-Flory

KimberlyNot long ago, I was uncertain if I would be a Bethany student. My calling to ministry holds a strong commitment to the church, but has always extended beyond church doors. I am passionate about the ways God is moving within congregations, but committed also to those who seek God outside of the institutional structures. One of the primary places. I feel most fully engaged in life-giving ministry is as a spiritual director. Several years ago I completed a certification program in spiritual direction and feel deeply honored to listen with individuals, groups, and organizations about how ordinary life meets with our extraordinary God.