President's Message


Welcome to Ashland Theological Seminary.

Greetings in the matchless Name of Jesus Christ. As you embark upon another phase of your Christian journey through theological education you are a part of a community that stretches across various locations including Ashland, Cleveland, Detroit and Columbus. We are excited to offer face to face learning experiences at each of these centers and online.

You will have opportunities for spiritual enrichment and learning in several aspects of your ministry preparation and seminary. We also offer cohort learning experiences in our counseling and Life 631 programs for students who wish to study while residing at the Ashland Center. Our cohort-based programs cultivate a sense of community for students sharing a unique learning experience with their peers.

Ashland Theological Seminary is an ecumenical seminary built on a rich legacy of over 110 years and continues within the distinctive tradition of commitment to scripture, spiritual formation, community, and academic excellence. We are committed to creating a transformational learning environment that reflects these distinctive and defining attributes as we seek to fulfill our mission. We look forward to your time with us and the ways that you add to the rich diversity of representative denominations and affiliations, ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, and theological perspectives of men and women at various life stages. As you will discover, this makes for an exciting and dynamic environment for a transformational learning experience.

Seminary is a time of discernment, equipping and spiritual formation. It is my prayer that you will be challenged and encouraged as you become equipped for ministry during your time at Ashland Theological Seminary. The faculty and staff look forward to fostering a holistic experience for you that will equip you for a lifetime of spiritual growth in ministry upon completing your studies at Ashland.

Sincerest Regards,

Mark Harden, Ph.D.
President of the Seminary


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