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General Seminary Fills Two Positions as Part of Program Integration

General Seminary Fills Two Positions as Part of Program Integration

New York City (GTS News) – Leading up to this Fall semester, the Rev. Danielle Thompson, Chaplain for Pastoral Care, and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Adjunct Professor, have taken on expanded roles at The General Theological Seminary. Each position includes key roles in implementing the Seminary’s new initiative, The Way of Wisdom.

The Rev. Danielle Thompson has accepted the position of Coordinator of Integrative ProgramsRead more...

Incoming GTS Junior Named First Recipient of SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship

Incoming GTS Junior Named First Recipient of SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship

The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (“SIM”) and the Mercer Fund of the Diocese of Long Island (“Mercer”) have awarded the first SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship to Jason Daniel Roberson, an entering junior at The General Theological Seminary, and his sponsoring bishop, the Rt. Rev. Charles vonRosenberg of South Carolina.

Roberson is the first recipient of this new, merit-based scholarship, and it will cover his tuition, room and board at GTS.   Read more...

General Seminary to Award Three Honorary Degrees at its 2014 Commencement Ceremonies

General Seminary to Award Three Honorary Degrees at its 2014 Commencement Ceremonies

The General Theological Seminary has announced the next recipients of its Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, to be conferred at the 192nd Commencement ceremonies on May 14, 2014. Three distinguished leaders of The Episcopal Church will receive the honorary degree: the Rt. Rev. Douglas Hahn ’96, the Rt. Rev. Chip Stokes ’90, and the Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D.

The Rt. Rev. Douglas Hahn, former rector of St.  Read more...

February 6-27, 2014 – Religious Iconography of the 19th and 20th Centuries

February 6-27, 2014 – Religious Iconography of the 19th and 20th Centuries

 

Religious Iconography of the 19th and 20th Centuries

 

February 6-27, 2014

The Christoph Keller, Jr., Library
at The General Theological Seminary
440 West 21st Street (between 9th & 10th Ave)
New York City

Exhibition hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

January 28, 2014 (New York) – Opening on February 6, a special exhibition of religious iconography will be displayed at The General Theological Seminary.

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Installation of General Seminary’s 13th Dean and President

Installation of General Seminary’s 13th Dean and President

New York City – On the evening of October 17, 2013, during a Festive Eucharist in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle was installed as the thirteenth Dean and President of The General Theological Seminary. Witnessed by nearly 300 attendees, the symbols of the office were conferred on Dunkle by the Chair of the GTS Board of Trustees, the Rt.

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Professor Deirdre Good Appointed as Academic Dean of General Seminary

Professor Deirdre Good Appointed as Academic Dean of General Seminary

Professor Deirdre Good

Dr. Deirdre Good, Professor of New Testament at The General Theological Seminary, has been appointed as Academic Dean beginning this school year. This new position grows out of the former position of Sub-Dean and will play a leadership role in General Seminary’s academic programs. As Academic Dean, Prof. Good will focus on both current and future systems as General Seminary develops the way it educates and forms leaders for a changing church and a changing world.  Read more...

Seminar on Stewardship of Religious Buildings to be Held at General Seminary

Stewardship of Religious Buildings: The Church as Centerpiece of Community and Congregation
The General Theological Seminary
440 West 21st Street, New York

Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13, 2013

Single Day Ticket: $125
Three Day All-Access: $300
Registration: religiousbuildings.eventbrite.com

The General Theological Seminary with Lichten Craig Donaldson Architects will host a three-day seminar on the stewardship of religious institutions.  The seminar will look at religious buildings as both three-dimensional theological statements and as long-term assets and investments central to a church’s mission, focusing on physical and financial planning to enhance a church’s value as real property and a center in the larger community.  Read more...

The Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle Elected Dean and President of The General Theological Seminary

The Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle Elected Dean and President of The General Theological Seminary

May 14, 2013 (GTS News) – The Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle was elected on May 14, 2013 to be the 13th Dean and President of The General Theological Seminary in New York City by the GTS Board of Trustees. He will officially begin serving as Dean and President on July 1, 2013.

In his address to the Board of Trustees following his election, Dunkle said, “we need to return importance to the word ‘General’ in our title; we are The General Theological Seminary.  Read more...

General Seminary to Award Three Honorary Degrees at the 2013 Commencement Ceremonies

General Seminary to Award Three Honorary Degrees at the 2013 Commencement Ceremonies

The General Theological Seminary has announced the next recipients of its Doctor of Divinity degree, honoris causa, to be conferred at the 191st Commencement ceremonies on May 15, 2013. Three distinguished leaders of The Episcopal Church will receive the honorary degree: the Reverend Carol Anderson, the Right Reverend Andrew M. L. Dietsche, and the Right Reverend Dorsey W. M. McConnell.

The Rev. Carol Anderson was ordained a priest in 1977, among the first women so ordained in The Episcopal Church.  Read more...

General Seminary Boosts Aid for On-Campus Housing

Funding provided through generous Legacy Gift from the Estate of the Rev. Davis Given

The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church (GTS) announces The Rev. Davis Given Housing Scholarship Fund to assist matriculated GTS students with the cost of on-campus housing. The Rev. Given graduated from General in 1949, and was one of the first priests to minister in what is now known as the Episcopal Church in Navajoland, an area of Native American lands in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.  Read more...

General Seminary Begins Search for Dean & President

General Seminary Begins Search for Dean & President

The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church (GTS), located in the city of New York, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean and President.

This search takes place at a crucial moment in the life of GTS and The Episcopal Church which it serves. The Board of Trustees seeks a person who is an energetic, faithful Christian who will lead GTS into its third century of service to the Church.  Read more...

General Seminary Announces Completion of “Plan to Choose Life”

General Seminary Announces Completion of “Plan to Choose Life”


Sale of Guest Room Facility Brings Plan for
Financial Stabilization to a Close

Seminary’s Debt Eliminated and
Endowment Significantly Restored

New York City – The Rev. Lang Lowrey, President of The General Theological Seminary (GTS), announced September 13, 2012, that the Seminary has closed on the sale of the “hotel” portion of the Desmond Tutu Center. Opening in 2005, the hotel facility consists of 60 guestrooms at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 20th Street in Chelsea.  Read more...

General Seminary Announces Major Environmental Partnership

Joins GreenFaith, The Green Seminary Initiative to Assist in Developing ‘Green’ Certification for Seminaries Nationwide

The General Theological Seminary (GTS) is partnering with GreenFaith, a leading interfaith environmental coalition and the Green Seminary Initiative (GSI) to create a new environmental certification program specifically designed for seminaries and theological schools.

GTS is a charter member among a small, select group of pilot seminaries and theological schools that will help GreenFaith and GSI define the new certification program’s standards and procedures during 2012.  Read more...

General Seminary Initiates F.A.R. and Wide Scholarship Program

First Recipient Will Represent GTS in Tanzania This Summer

The General Theological Seminary (GTS) announces the F.A.R. and Wide Scholarship in Mission and World Anglicanism which allows one matriculated General student to travel to a foreign nation to experience the mission activity being carried on there by the Episcopal Church. The Scholarship takes its name from the bishops who helped initiate the program: the Rt. Rev.  Read more...


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General Seminary Welcomes Jonathan Silver to Advancement Team

General Seminary Welcomes Jonathan Silver to Advancement Team

Jonathan Silver

Donna Ashley, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at The General Theological Seminary (GTS), has announced that Jonathan Silver has been named the Seminary’s new Director of Development. Silver brings an in-depth experience of fundraising gained over twenty five years of work in the metropolitan development community. He comes to GTS from the Migraine Research Foundation where he planned and implemented all aspects of their fundraising strategy, focused particularly on branding and corporate story-telling aimed at developing institutional support, broadening the scope of the donor base, and establishing a presence within the important new venue of social media.  Read more...


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General Seminary TV Special to Air on CBS-TV Christmas Eve

General Seminary TV Special to Air on CBS-TV Christmas Eve

The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church (GTS) has spent the last week putting the finishing touches on an hour long television program, Christmas in Chelsea Square, that will air over CBS stations nationwide on December 24th at 11:35 pm (EST). The 194-year-old seminary was selected by the network last summer to produce the annual television special. The central portion of the program features a traditional Christmas service of lessons and carols for which the homilist is the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Most Rev.  Read more...

General Seminary Appoints New Leadership Positions

The Rev. Lang Lowrey, President of The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church (GTS) today announced the appointment of two new faculty leadership positions to oversee the school’s academic life and to provide ceremonial oversight of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. The appointments anticipate the departure of the Seminary’s present Dean, the Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee, who has been named Interim Dean of the American Cathedral in Paris, a position Bishop Lee will assume in January 2012.  Read more...