Message from the President

Dear CTS community,

It is with mixed feelings – both a sense of sadness and a sense of collegial excitement – that I write to announce that Edwin Aponte, CTS Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, has accepted an offer to be the next Dean and Chief Executive of Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This position (though it is called “Dean,” it is tantamount to a presidency of a seminary embedded in a university) is a wonderful opportunity for Ed and Laura, who originally came to CTS from the East Coast and still call the Philadelphia area home. Though we are of course saddened to see them go, we also rejoice at the new forms of service to the church and academy that this opportunity will afford.

At the same time, I am delighted to announce that Professor Bill Kincaid will serve as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at CTS, effective July 1, 2014. Bill's steady hand, wise mind, and pastor's spirit will help lead us through this transition in the Dean's Office, and I know I speak for all of us when I say I am enormously grateful for his willingness to serve in this way.

For now, with our hearts both heavy and encouraged, we give thanks for Ed and his many contributions to CTS, even as we celebrate with him the extraordinary honor this new appointment represents. Ed will be with us until June 30, 2014, and he is already hard at work toward ensuring a smooth transition. In due course, we will find time to formally honor and thank him for his work.

Blessings,
MMB

upcoming events

Due to unforeseen circumstances Dr. Marvin McMickle had to cancel his appearance to speak on campus on Monday, October 23, 2017.

Register for this two-day mental health training conference in Indianapolis at CTS. Open to the public.

Poverty is on the rise in Central Indiana, but so are the community’s efforts to combat it. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and previous events sold out.

Social movements power change and singing together empowers social movements. From 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Participants will learn about the important role music has played in various social justice causes. Free and Open to the Public.

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