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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.


Nan Erbaugh
Emphasis in Peace Studies '08

NanBethany taught me so much. I didn't realize what a loner I had really been all my life until I opened myself to life within the Bethany community. I felt stretched, pushed, and affirmed in amazing, helpful ways. The importance of a close, supportive community cannot be overestimated, especially in light of the challenges faced living out the peace witness to which I feel called. At Bethany, I gained more courage to step into this crucial niche of the Church of the Brethren. Add the grounded, spiritual theological foundation and academic depth I gained through course work, and I feel transformed in a powerful, positive way to serve God.