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“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.

Dr. Ruthann Knechel Johansen, president of Bethany, has announced her retirement, effective July 1, 2013. The announcement came in conjunction with the semiannual meeting of the Bethany Seminary board of trustees. 

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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.