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Pastoral Presence Program Application

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The purpose of the Pastoral Presence Programs is to encourage direct conversations between Church of the Brethren pastors and Bethany Theological Seminary. Pastors have something to contribute to the life and educational context at Bethany, and Bethany has something to provide pastors in their ongoing education and their need for a space to retreat. Thus, both Bethany and pastors who participate in these programs have something to gain and something to give for mutual benefit. For more detailed information on the programs, visit the Pastoral Presence Programs page.

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Larry Taylor
(MDiv Connections)

LarryOriginally, I was ordained to ministry by the Lewiston Church of the Brethren (Minn.) and later went on to earn a PhD in psychology, and am now a third year Master of Divinity (MDiv) student at Bethany. Having been a church planter for several decades, a Bible college director for a half-dozen years, and a pastoral psychotherapist for a lengthy season, I felt attracted to explore the possibility of hospital chaplaincy because of the challenges afforded me in Bethany's ministry formation classes, which were the catalyst to deeper understanding, broader theological reflection, and openness to the call of God.