Commencement 2021

On May 22, CTS hosted its 2021 commencement ceremony celebrating 34 graduates and two honorary degree recipients.   Watch a recording of the ceremony: Also included in the June 2021 Christian Theological Seminary Connection  

Alumni Board Profile: Rev. Lynn Martin

Rev. Lynn Martin’s life has always been grounded in the church. At the young age of 5, she dedicated her life to Christ and was baptized at Riverside Methodist Church. As an adult, she held several positions at her childhood church. She had a sincere love for the congregation who felt like family. After many […]

Rev. Buchleiter Sets out on Creative Ministerial Path

Rev. Laura Bethany Buchleiter, who graduated from CTS with an MDiv last month, is setting off on an innovative ministry path that unites her passions for creativity, ministry, spirituality, and the radical love and hospitality of the Gospel. Growing up in a military family where she was exposed to a variety of faith traditions, Buchleiter’s […]

CTS Honors Commencement Speaker Judge Barker with Honorary Degree

Judge Sarah Evans Barker, Senior Judge of the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, gave the commencement address at CTS’ 2021 commencement ceremony on May 22, 2021. CTS awarded Barker the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities. Barker grew up in northern Indiana and has long been a member of the United Methodist […]

First Season Project Builds Networks of Support for New Pastors

Under the direction of Prof. Bill Kincaid, CTS launched the First Season Project (FSP) in May 2020. Reflecting on the project and its participants over the last year, Kincaid said, “I am so impressed by the commitments and resilience of these new pastors and really honored to be accompanying and supporting them through their transition […]

Faith & Action News June 2021

Get Inspired to Change the Narrative Unacceptable Fact of the Month: Only 17.7 percent of unemployed Indiana workers received unemployment insurance benefits in 2019, for a ranking of 40th in the nation. In New Jersey, the No. 1 state for unemployment insurance, 57.2% of the unemployed receive benefits.  TalkPoverty.org As we pursue lasting solutions to […]