Drew Theological School

Draw the Circle Wide

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

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We welcome you to determine if Drew is the right fit for you. Join us for a personal consultation with our admissions staff to learn more about our many graduate programs, our faculty, and the admissions process.

#DrewTheo has an updated Job Board! Check back regularly for positions listed in New Jersey and beyond with the link permanently placed on our Linktree. ...

Congratulations to Tsz Him Lai, #DrewTheo PhD student, who is a recipient of the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Fellowship for Latino/a, Asian, and First Nations Doctoral Students.

Tsz Him is one of five students selected for an FTE Fellowship this year, and he is among nearly twenty #DrewTheo students selected over the past fifteen years.

“I am grateful for the guidance of the Drew faculty, especially Dr. Traci West and Dr. Kate Ott, in my academic work,” he said. “I also give thanks for my fellow Hong Kongers, whose strength and spirit inspire my theological work.”
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#DrewTheo student Chris Paige is dedicated to educating the Drew community and beyond on the intersections of intersex folx and faith.

Chris, a Master of Divinity student at #DrewTheo who is going into the Doctor of Medical and Health Humanities program in the Caspersen School, was integral in bringing an award-winning documentary to the community called Intersex and Faith. The film’s showing and talkback conversation were hosted by Spectrum, the LGBTQIA+ theological student caucus, among other campus partners.

Chris is a transgender, non-binary, and queer student who is passionate about their grassroots work around gender, including the writing and editing of numerous books.

“Stigma, shame, and secrecy around these natural physical diversities have a variety of impacts on mental health. Children are often not given adequate information to help them process what the surgeries, frequent doctor visits, and invasive medical examinations mean. Eating disorders, depression, suicidal ideation, and low self esteem are just some of the reported impacts of secrecy and lack of psycho-social support,” they said about the important work they do regarding education for and about intersex folx in faith communities.

Read more about Chris and how to watch Intersex and Faith at the link in our bio.
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Happy Juneteenth from #DrewTheo! ...

#DrewTheo is proud to have been named one of the Most Affordable Master of Divinity Programs by Christian Ministry EDU!

The Master of Divinity can be completed online, on campus, or in a hybrid format. The degree offers four vocational pathways: United Methodist Ministry, Congregational Ministry, Chaplaincy, and Social Justice Advocacy.

Check out our spot on the list at ChrisitanMinistryEDU.org.
#TheologicalSchool #TheoSchool #Seminary #GradSchool #NewJersey
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Welcome, Rev. Dr. Edwin Aponte as Dean of Drew Theological School!
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Rev. Dr. Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, who was named Interim Dean of #DrewTheo during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in June 2020, will complete her term on June 1.

Johnson-DeBaufre joined the Drew faculty in 2005 as a professor of New Testament and early Christianity, and she became the associate dean of Drew Theological School in 2015.

She will take a well-earned sabbatical, returning in August 2023 to resume her position as professor of New Testament and early Christianity.

Please join us in thanking Dean Johnson-DeBaufre for her leadership and wishing her a restful and productive sabbatical.
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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
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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.
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I came to Drew because the environment is vibrant, it’s diverse and they are advanced in terms of technology. I came to Drew because I realized their mission as a university goes in hand with my dream of becoming a peace and justice advocate.”
— Master of Divinity student Felistas Mahachi, Zimbabwe

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