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CTS Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members

CTS is excited to welcome new members to our faculty and staff! Rev. Ayanna L. Garrett will begin her role as Associate Dean of Student Life at CTS on August 15, 2020. Rev. Garrett earned a BS in Communications from the University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Education with a concentration in […]

Alumni Among Leaders Who Call for Change

A recent Indianapolis Star article featured alumni Rev. Ronnie Bell (MDiv, 2016) and Thaddeus Shelton Jr. (MAMFT, 2017) among a number of local leaders reflecting on how to make Indianapolis a more just and inclusive city. Other leaders featured in the article include Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Aleesia Johnson and Indianapolis Recorder Editor Oseye Boyd. […]

Prof. Kimberly Russaw Joins #BlackScholarsMatter Symposium

Prof. Kimberly D. Russaw, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, has helped to organize and will participate in an upcoming two-part online symposium, #BlackScholarsMatter, organized by the Society of Biblical Literature. The symposium offers an opportunity to hear and learn from a number of Black biblical scholars “about their experiences in the academy and the changes […]

CTS Announces New Officers and Members to Board of Trustees

Christian Theological Seminary is excited to announce new officers and members to its Board of Trustees! Officers Ted Waggoner, Chairman, is an attorney and Managing Partner at Peterson Waggoner & Perkins, LLP, in Rochester, IN. A graduate of Indiana State University (BA) and Indiana University Maurer School of Law (JD), Waggoner was elected to the […]

MFT Students Inducted into Honor Society

On May 28, CTS faculty, supervisors, and students gathered for the induction of CTS students Kenya Campbell, Denise Hein, and Iann Matlock into the Tau chapter of the Delta Kappa Honor Society. CTS lecturer Dr. Shruti Poulsen was also inducted at the ceremony. Delta Kappa is the official honor society for the field of Marriage […]

MDiv Student Rev. Simone Murray Works with Indiana Racial Justice Alliance

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9) As a returning CTS student, ordained minister and elder, education nonprofit life coach, advocate, mother of three, and caregiver, Rev. Simone Murray has a […]

Faith & Action Grant Recipients Launch Minnie Hartmann Center

In 2019, Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) and Shepherd Community Center received a $30,000 grant from CTS’s Faith & Action Project to help build the Minnie Hartmann Center on the near east side of Indianapolis. The center, located at 3734 E. Vermont St., is housed in what used to be Indianapolis Public School 78, an […]

CTS Prepares for Online Fall Semester

As announced on May 27, out of concern for the health and safety of all, the CTS community will remain entirely online for the fall 2020 semester. Although our physical buildings will be closed to the public until 2021, CTS remains an open, rigorous, and vibrant learning and worshiping community. The administration, faculty, and staff […]