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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.

Dan Poole has been named director of educational technology at Bethany Seminary, beginning July 1, 2015.

Nathanael L. Inglis will begin as assistant professor of theological studies at Bethany Seminary on July 1, 2015.

Bethany has announced the three winners of the 2015 Peace Essay Contest: Katerina Friesen from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Jillian Foerster from Johns Hopkins University, and Gabriella Stocksdale from Larkin High School in Illinois.

Bethany Seminary has been notified by The Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Theological Seminary that it is included in the 2015 list of Seminaries That Change the World.

The Bethany community will welcome prospective students to campus on Friday, March 27. To learn about the many facets of the Bethany Seminary experience, register here.

In January Bethany Seminary participated in two international conversations, both on the Richmond campus and at a conference in Jamaica.


Jody Gunn
(MDiv Connections)

JodyIn the summer of 2006, I made a pact with a high school friend to make our fortieth decade significant. My goal was to complete my Master of Divinity degree before I turned fifty years old. Inside I asked myself and God, "How is this was going to be possible?" Eventually, I was willing to be open to it. My life seemed crazy enough without adding seminary to the mix. I am married to Eric and have two children 15 and 10, so I run a household. I serve a church half time and find many opportunities to volunteer in our community. In spite of the busyness of my life I said "Yes!" to Bethany because I really was at a point in my life where it made sense.