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On Friday, November 2, Bethany Seminary will welcome prospective students to ENGAGE, an introduction to the Seminary’s programs and community life.  Coordinated by Tracy Stoddart Primozich, director of admissions, the day’s events include a number of opportunities for guests to interact with current students, faculty, and staff.

“I loved my time at Exploring Your Call and speak of it constantly. If it were possible for me to go again, I would—in a heartbeat,” says Laura Brown, a 2012 participant in this annual discernment event held by Bethany Theological Seminary.

Bethany is now webcasting many campus events in order to include students at a distance, as well as to share with others who might wish to worship with us or enjoy the flavor of campus life.

Bethany has received $20,000 from The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion for assessment and refinement of its Ministry Formation program.

Dr. Ruthann Johansen, retiring president of Bethany Theological Seminary, was recently interviewed about "Transitions."  We are glad to share that brief interview here.



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The Bethany board of trustees announces a search for a new president to succeed Ruthann Knechel Johansen upon her retirement June 30, 2013.

The Presidential Search Committee invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for this position. The new president will assume office in July 2013.


Rebekah Houff has been named to the position of coordinator of outreach programs for Bethany Theological Seminary, to begin June 1, 2012.

Houff is a 2012 graduate of Bethany, having earned a master of divinity degree with an emphasis in youth and young adult ministry.


GradsBethany Theological Seminary held its 107th commencement the morning of May 5, 2012, in Nicarry Chapel on the Bethany campus. Approximately 150 were present to celebrate the achievements of sixteen graduates.

Due to construction on the Earlham College campus, parking near the Bethany Center will be limited until fall 2013.

The Bethany board of trustees met March 23-25 on the Bethany campus for their semiannual meeting.

Following the recent announcement of Ruthann Knechel Johansen's intention to retire from the presidency of the Seminary, business began with approval of the Presidential Search Committee and statements from Johansen.


Warren Wade
(Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies [CATS])

Warren Wade
"Surrounding myself with those that Jesus would"

I have felt the call for years. It's been the most silently real yet consistent and palpable sensations of my soul. When I first experienced Jesus as an adult, I understood him differently than I do today. I heard him call me to be active in the church to bring more into the physical structures and religious strictures of Christendom. I worked in a Christian bookstore, I went to charismatic revivals, and I proselytized by going out into the world (and sometimes invited that world into my home to critique, to challenge, and to condemn).