Stephanie Crumley-Effinger, Director of the Supervised Ministry program, will retire from her position at the close of the 2019-20 academic year. Stephanie has served in this role since 2000. She is a 1981 graduate of ESR, earned her B.A. from Earlham in 1977, and is a recorded Friends minister.
ESR is pleased to announce scholarship recipients for the 2019-20 academic year. In addition to the Thomas J. Mullen and Nancy Kortepeter Mullen Scholarship, the first Quaker Professional Scholarship is also being awarded.
Earlham School of Religion celebrated the accomplishments of the class of 2019 May 10-11th with baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies.
On Friday evening, the graduates gathered with family, friends, and the ESR community for a baccalaureate dinner and program to honor their achievements. ESR dean Matt Hisrich provided the welcome, and teaching faculty honored the graduates with tributes to their growth and ministry.
Earlham School of Religion is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. The grant funded project, "Preparing Students to Support Diverse Communities by Teaching them to Handle Conflict," is being led by director of the writing program at ESR, Ben Brazil.
Earlham School of Religion will be celebrating the class of 2019 with Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies on May 10-11th.
ESR is pleased to announce Julie Dishman has been named Director of Recruitment and Admissions.
Julie served as the interim director during the 2018-19 academic year, and was previously the Receptionist and Secretary to Admissions and Faculty, which she began in July 2014.
Earlham School of Religion is excited to announce the re-launch of the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Ministry. The purpose of this certificate program is to provide a clear path forward for entrepreneurs who seek to offer their ministry gifts via forms and avenues outside of the traditional church, and for those who feel a divine call to ministry in contexts without ready-made organizational support.
Earlham School of Religion provides a unique educational experience with its new graduate degree in theopoetics and writing (MATW). The first of its kind at a seminary, this degree enables students to focus study in ways that celebrate mystery, metaphor, and meaning in texts and contexts for expansive reflection, critical engagement, and various forms of writing.
Matthew Hisrich, D.M. has been named Dean of the Earlham School of Religion and Vice President of Earlham by Interim President Avis Stewart. The appointment of Hisrich, who has been serving as Interim Vice President and Dean since July 1, 2018, is effective immediately.
This past January, students, faculty, alumni and friends traveled to India for a contextual theology trip.