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We are looking for believers, activists, seekers, thinkers, counselors, preachers, teachers, poets and dreamers who value thinking and action.

  • Commit to courageous Christianity.
  • Dive into ecological and social justice.
  • Inspire the church, the neighborhood, the city, the world.

The next generation of faith leaders needs imagination and courage to constructively engage the challenges and opportunities of our age. This is built into how we do things. No matter your degree program, a Drew Theological School education includes interdisciplinary courses that demand out-of-the-box thinking, apprenticeship training that addresses real-world issues and modes of learning that promote adaptability and innovation.

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The Rev. Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah T’10
Chaplain, JFK Medical Center | Associate Minister, New Hope Baptist Church

The Rev. Dr. Kevin D. Miller T’03,’08
Executive Director of Graduate Admissions, Drew University

Teresita Matos-Post T’14
Executive Director, Beth-El Farmworker Ministry

The Rev. James Lee T’19
Lead Pastor, Wesley United Methodist Church

Olivia DiAgostino T’19
Transformation Program Coordinator, United Methodist Women

Rev. Pat Weikart, M.A., M.Div. is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is the Palliative Care Chaplain at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, DE.

She is currently in #DrewTheo’s Doctor of Ministry: Faith, Health, and Social Equity cohort while working on designing and implementing a model for congregations to join her local children’s hospital in providing psycho-social-spiritual support for patients who suffer with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and their families. Her model was initiated in Memphis, TN by Rev. Dr. Gary Gunderson, and she sees the need to implement it in a pediatric setting for the first time.

“Since SCD largely impacts families of color - and families of color in about 75% of our cases are part of a faith community - I want to strengthen the connection between the hospital and the church, synagogue, and / or mosque so that we might build trust in the healthcare system and expand support for these families,” Rev. Pat Weikart said.

Thank you to Pat for sharing about her important work with children and families affected by SCD as she works on her Doctor of Ministry degree. You can apply for #DrewTheo’s Doctor of Ministry degree at the Apply Now tab in our Linktree.
#DoctorOfMinistry #DMin #Chaplain

Make plans to celebrate our #DrewTheo graduates this Friday!

We will begin the day with Graduation Eucharist in Craig Chapel at 8:00 a.m. The graduation ceremony will take place on the Mead Hall Lawn at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony in the Atrium of Seminary Hall. A university-wide baccalaureate is in the evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall.

For those not with us in person, a livestream will be available. Check out drew.edu/commencement for additional information.

The Last piece from the Roll Down Justice Concert ...

Let Justice Roll~ A musical Celebration at Drew’s DOROTHY YOUNG CENTER FOR THE ARTS ...

Drew Theological School is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gladson Jathanna as assistant professor of the history of Christianities. Jathanna will join the #DrewTheo community in the fall 2022 semester.

Jathanna brings a decade of research and teaching experience in a variety of global contexts. His academic works and social engagements reflect his interest in decolonial thinking, focusing on the intersectionality of race, caste, gender, and sexuality.

“I’m excited and thrilled to join Drew Theological School,” said Jathanna. “Drew’s passion and commitment to decolonial and justice-centered approaches to theological education are what brings me to this radically innovative community of scholars, ministers, and activists.”

The author of two books, Decolonising Oikoumene and Mode of Mutuality in the Margins of Mission, Jathanna has also authored and edited countless chapters and articles.

Jathanna, who earned his Doctor of Theology at George August University in Goettingen, Germany, is a member of the Church of South India, a united and uniting church with a long heritage of Methodism, among other church traditions.

Prospective #DrewTheo students from across the globe gathered virtually to experience a day as a Drew student during the annual Virtual Open Doors @ #DrewTheo!

Future faith leaders representing four continents from as close as New Jersey to as far as Nigeria were able to experience @DrewUniversity by participating in worship, conversations, and classes throughout the day.

“It was really helpful in thinking and praying about my next steps in life,” said a prospective student. “It also renewed my sense of what it would be like to be a student.”

“The overall vibe was so positive and encouraged me to attend Drew,” another prospective student said.

Our deadline for the #DoctorOfMinistry is June 1, and the deadline for our masters programs is July 15. Start your application today, found in our #Linktree!

#Seminary #NewJersey #NJ #DMin #MDiv #MasterOfDivinity #Chaplain #SocialJustice #Pastor #UMC #UnitedMethodist

Honors Convocation 2022 ...

Congratulations to #DrewTheo alum, Rev. Jeff Campbell, on his new role as the Executive Director of the United Methodist Discipleship Ministries Board of Directors.

Campbell, an ordained elder in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference, has served as Acting General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries since February 25, 2021, while maintaining his role as Associate General Secretary for Strategic Programming. Campbell joined Discipleship Ministries in 2013 as Director of Conference Relationships.

Read the full announcement from Discipleship Ministries in our #Linktree.
#DrewU #NewJersey #NJ #GradSchool #Seminary #UnitedMethodist #UMC

You are invited to the launch of the Women's Ministerial Alliance at #DrewTheo! Join this new caucus as they begin their work with guest speaker, Rev. Dianne Galashaw, a recent Drew Theo alum.

The event will be held in Craig Chapel with a livestream option. If you have any questions, please reach out to Eulynis Matthias-Fridie via Drew email.
#Seminary #TheologicalSchool #TheologicalEducation #NewJersey #NJ #WomenInMinistry #ClergyCollarProject

Let Justice Roll: A Musical Celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 4 in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University.

The Social Justice Leadership Project, funded by a generous grant by the Luce Foundation, hosts this concert featuring #DrewTheo's Professor of Church Music, Mark Miller, joined by Ken Medema.

Admission is free. Mark it on your calendars today!

Robyn Henderson-Espinoza is the only Nashville-based transqueer Latinx neurodivergent public theologian that they know.

Robyn, a Doctor of Ministry student at #DrewTheo, released their new book, "Body Becoming: A Path to Our Liberation" at the end of March. In this book, they write about their identity as a neurodivergent person when learning that they are on the autism spectrum.

"We can’t shift the future in the direction we want it to go without first shifting our cultural understandings of bodies. This work demands our attention to self and attention to other," Robyn said.

Read the full article from the Tennessean at our #Linktree.

#DrewU #BodyBecoming #Neurodivergence #AutismSpectrum #TheologicalSchool #Seminary #DoctorOfMinistry #DMin

Are you joining us for Virtual Open Doors @ #DrewTheo today? Put a comment below with your program of interest! ⬇️⬇️ ...

I’m finding that there is an incredible amount of overlap between my coursework at Drew and the work of my fellowship. It is really wonderful to experience this sense of school and ‘work’ speaking to each other in consistent and meaningful ways.”
— Beth Quick T’03, T'21

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