Whitman Joins CTS as Director of Communications

Joe Whitman, APR, has joined Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) as Director of Communications. A seasoned communications professional, he brings more than three decades of strategic marketing, creative concept/execution and public relations experience to the ecumenical seminary.

Prior to joining CTS, Whitman provided marketing and communications counsel to a variety of high-profile regional and national clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. In addition to serving as Vice President/Creative Director for several prominent Midwestern branding and advertising firms, he most recently worked as principal of Whitman Communications, Inc. -- a strategic marketing communications agency.

CTS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton remarked that Whitman’s experience in building relationships with business, government and grassroots organizations will serve the seminary as it aims to deepen its connections and involvement with constituencies throughout Indianapolis. “Joe’s background in building relationships, crafting strategic messages and communicating with diverse groups will be a real asset as CTS expands its mission to engage our community, and redefine theological education, in new and innovative ways,” Rev. Boulton said.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Whitman is active in several professional associations including the Public Relations Society of America, where he earned APR accreditation in the practice of public relations, a credential held by fewer than 20 percent of practitioners worldwide. He is also affiliated with the American Institute of Graphic Arts, American Marketing Association and the Evans Scholar Foundation. In addition, Whitman serves as adjunct faculty to the I.U. School of Journalism at IUPUI and has received numerous regional and national awards for his print and broadcast work.

upcoming events

Dr. Marvin McMickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, will deliver a lecture entitled "The Making of a Preacher: A Study of Moses in Exodus as a Model for 21st Century Preachers" on Monday, October 23rd, at 7:00 PM in Sweeney Chapel. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public!

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.

More Events >>