CTS Prepares for Presidential Installation

The CTS community is excitedly preparing for the installation of its seventh president, David M. Mellott, PhD, on September 19 at 2:00pm in Sweeney Chapel. Although Mellott began his presidential duties in July 2019, his formal installation was delayed due to COVID-19 and efforts to protect the safety of those gathering to celebrate the event. […]

Alumni Board Profile: Rev. Luis Gierbolini

Rev. Luis Gierbolini is the Associate Pastor at Central Christian Church in Indianapolis and the new President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. A chef by training, his unique path brought him unexpectedly to CTS and to a life of ministry in central Indiana. Gierbolini was born and raised in New York City and […]

DMin Student Rev. Notoshia Howard Works with Innovative Chaplaincy Program

DMin student Rev. Notoshia Donnell Howard serves in both pastoral and chaplaincy ministry, and her ongoing theological education continues to inform her work as a member of the innovative Congregational Care Network at IU Health. Howard, who earned an MDiv from Indiana Wesleyan University, has been in congregational ministry for 21 years and is an […]

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Prof. Rufus Burrow, Jr.

Dr. Rufus Burrow, Jr., Indiana Professor of Christian Thought and Professor of Theological Social Ethics Emeritus at CTS, died on August 24, 2021, after an incredibly impactful life of teaching and scholarship. Burrow came to CTS as Visiting Professor of Church and Society in 1983 after completing his PhD in Social Ethics from Boston University. […]

Upcoming Chapel Services

CTS offers weekly chapel services during the academic year. Services are offered in-person (with masks, regardless of vaccination status) in Sweeney Chapel on CTS’s campus at 11:30am (EST) and will be livestreamed online via Facebook and YouTube. All are welcome to join in either format. Below are the services and scheduled preachers for this month: […]

CTS Features New Hallway Installations

In light of recent changes at CTS, including the appointment of a new president and the sharing of the campus with Butler University’s College of Education, the Board of Trustees and administration chose to reinvest in the seminary’s culture to help facilitate the changes it has experienced, honor its history, establish a sense of place, […]

New Look, New Year at CTS

After more than a year of adapting so much of its classes and community life to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, CTS is preparing for the start of its 2021-2022 academic year and the opportunity to resume some of its familiar on-campus activities. The seminary is diligently implementing safety protocols to meet the needs […]

Alumni Board Profile: Rev. Mac Bellner

Like her well-known passion for music, Rev. Mac Bellner’s vocation in ministry has been marked by creativity, compassion, and a commitment to serve. Bellner was born on her uncle’s cotton farm in McGinty Settlement, Louisiana, and raised mostly by her grandmother in rural Mississippi and West Texas. Often around Pentecostal churches as a child, Bellner […]

Prof. Russaw and Dean Gunning Francis Release New Books

Prof. Kimberly D. Russaw, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, recently celebrated the release of her new book, Revisiting Rahab: Another Look at the Woman of Jericho, published by Wesley’s Foundery Books (an imprint of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church). Russaw’s first book, Daughters in the Hebrew Bible […]

Faith & Action Project Announces Bryan Stevenson Event and Resources

On October 5, 2021, the Faith & Action Project will host its annual Fall Event, “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference,” featuring Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, in a moderated discussion with Dean Leah Gunning Francis about […]