Current News

Stephanie Crumley-Effinger named Earlham School of Religion Emeritus Director of Supervised Ministry

Post date: Wed, 2020-09-30 10:11

This fall Earlham President Anne Houtman approved a recommendation from Earlham School of Religion’s faculty to name recently retired Stephanie Crumley-Effinger as Emeritus Director of Supervised Ministry.

2020-2021 Call for Applications for the Tom Mullen Ministry of Writing Fellowship

Post date: Thu, 2020-09-17 10:03

Earlham School of Religion is currently accepting applications for the Tom Mullen Ministry of Writing Fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year.


ESR announces first cohort for new degree about peace, social transformation

Post date: Tue, 2020-07-21 11:56

July 21, 2020

The Earlham School of Religion has formed the first class of a new master’s degree program designed for students pursuing ministries of social change.

ESR Announces Upcoming Retirement of Nancy Bowen

Post date: Mon, 2020-07-20 14:09

Nancy Bowen, Professor of Old Testament, will retire from her position at the close of the 2020-21 academic year. Nancy first joined ESR in 1991. She earned a B.A. from the University of California in 1978; an M. Div. from the School of Theology at Claremont in 1985; and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1994.

ESR 2020 Ministry of Writing Colloquium Cancelled

Post date: Thu, 2020-06-18 15:03

ESR says goodbye to three valued employees

Post date: Wed, 2020-06-17 09:03

As part of Earlham College’s budget reductions, Earlham School of Religion has reduced its administrative faculty and staff by three positions effective July 1, 2020. These include Director of Community Engagement Mandy Ford, Custodian Mike Jordan, and Director of Student and Alumni Engagement Brent Walsh.

ESR Update from Dean Matt Hisrich

Post date: Tue, 2020-06-02 16:37

Dear Friends of ESR,

I hope this message finds you doing as well as possible under challenging circumstances. Now more than ever we need to hold one another in the Light, minister to our own needs, the needs of others, and the needs of the world. I trust that we are each doing that in ways large and small and thank you for what you bring to this work.

ESR Celebrates the Class of 2020

Post date: Fri, 2020-05-22 11:12

ESR Announces New Major Gift That Benefits Facilities, Events, and Scholarships

Post date: Tue, 2020-05-12 17:06

Earlham School of Religion is honored and pleased to announce 2020 as the first year of a ten-year pledge totaling $1,500,000.00 from the James R. Perkins Charitable Trust. This Trust represents James Perkins and his three children, James David Perkins, Mark A. Perkins, and Elizabeth Hendricks. The gift honors Jim’s wife Barbara Wildman Perkins and their parents, W. Wendell and Marguerite Greenwalt Wildman, and Ray L. and Frances Wells Perkins.

ESR Offers Financial Aid Relief for Students

Post date: Thu, 2020-05-07 13:46

In response to the COVID-19 virus and its impact upon our students, ESR has implemented important financial aid relief for students for the current and next academic year.

Students who have been impacted by the virus and are struggling financially can now apply for emergency financial support by contacting Jonelle Ellis, Director of Business Services and Facilities. These funds can be used to cover personal and living expenses while they navigate the crisis.