Trustee inspired by mission, God's unfolding plans for ATS Chris Boyd’s love of Ashland Theological Seminary prompted him to accept an invitation to become an Ashland University trustee in 2008. He was then appointed to the Seminary Advisory Committee because of his membership in the Brethren Church.
Formational experience empowers students learn, live and lead in community LIFE 631, a new formational experience, launches this semester. A cohort of 13 students will immerse themselves in community while fostering a journey toward Christlikeness. This face-to-face curricular and co-curricular initiative is designed to equip and empower men and women to invest in sustaining community throughout their life-long pursuit of personal and ministry formation.
Scholarship to Widen Ministry Training Opportunities for Minority Students Minority students enrolled at Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS) will have an additional scholarship opportunity in upcoming academic years. Dr. JoAnn Ford Watson, Professor of Christian Theology and Spiritual Formation, recently endowed a scholarship in her name to broaden the impact of ATS for the training of men and women for ministry.
ADJUNCT NAMED PASTOR EMERITUS The Rev. Tom Snyder, adjunct faculty member since 2005, has been named Pastor Emeritus at the churches of the Ashland Team Ministry: Christ and First United Methodist churches of Ashland. Tom served First as an associate, 1973-77 (the parsonage stood on the corner of High and Wood Streets on the site of our ATS parking lot); and pastor at Christ, 1995-2005. The two churches were yoked as a team ministry in 2015, and the current co-pastors are the Rev. Jonathan Priebe and the Rev. Dr. Allan Bevere, also an ATS adjunct.
DMin graduate uses research results to educate and inform clergy through workshops The desire arose within Susan Bourquard to expand her understanding of emotional healing at a deeper level. After completing a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling at ATS in 2010, Susan Bourquard enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry in Formational Prayer program in 2011.
Student Spotlight Ashley Speaker experienced academic and spiritual formation during her time at Ashland Theological Seminary.
EMERGE selects Steve Dunleavey as Director of Clinical Services EMERGE Counseling Services selected Steve Dunleavey to serve in the newly created Director of Clinical Services (DCS) role beginning in October 2016.
Seminary Advisory Committee Spotlight Thomas Murray, JD, stepped into the role of Seminary Advisory Committee Chairman in June 2015.
ATS Foundation creates initiative with Cuba Seminary, considers other Global Partners Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS) has launched a global ministry initiative. The Global Ashland Initiative (GAI), in partnership with the ATS Foundation, seeks to fill the need for trained pastors and leaders who are native to the region and cultures in which they serve.
Adam Hall Awarded $8,000 Counseling Fellowship from NBCC and Affiliates The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Adam Hall of Mansfield, Ohio, for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y). As an NBCC MFP-Y fellow, Hall will receive funding and training to support his education and facilitate his service to underserved minority populations, with a specific focus on transition-age youth (ages 16-25).
2016 Secondary Educator of the Year Inspires Students by Modeling Christlikeness Ashland City School District awarded Bonnie Graves, MA '06, the 2016 Secondary Educator of the Year award on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 during an afternoon open house.
Ashland Theological Seminary Forms Partnership with St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute 4/29/2016 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland Theological Seminary, a division of Ashland University, has signed a partnership agreement with the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, Md., that will allow St. Mary’s students to take Doctor of Ministry degree coursework through Ashland Seminary.
Dr. Dawn Morton writes for Christianity Today Magazine Seeing two women lead our church gave me the freedom to pursue the gifts God had given me. I was brought up under the leadership of two women pastors, Sister Opal Eckert and Sister Mary Slaughterbeck. It was a small country church, and God chose these women to mentor me in leadership, especially church leadership. These women knew how to serve others, loving and caring for those around them. They knew their Bibles, not only for information but for transformation.
Ashland University Names New President of Ashland Theological Seminary 3/31/16 ASHLAND, Ohio-- Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo has announced that Dr. Mark Harden has been hired as the new president of Ashland Theological Seminary, a division of Ashland University. Dr. Harden will start in his new role on July 1.
CMHC Student Receives NBCC Foundation Minority Fellowship 02/5/16 ASHLAND, Ohio- Ashland Theological Seminary, a graduate division of Ashland University is pleased to announce that Adam Hall, a current student from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program has been selected to receive the NBCC Foundation's Minority Fellowship in a Master's Mental Health Program.
Dr. John Byron, Ashland Seminary Professor, to Give Lecture 1/6/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. John Byron, Ashland Theological Seminary professor of New Testament, will give a lecture titled “Corruption, Conspiracy and Confusion: Can we trust the New Testament?” on Jan. 28 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Smetzer Auditorium inside the Gerber Academic Building on the Ashland Theological Seminary campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Ashland Theological Seminary Launches Presidential Search 01/12/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland Theological Seminary, a division of Ashland University, has formed a Presidential Search Committee and has started the process of identifying the ninth president in the Seminary’s 110-year history. The new president will succeed Dr. John Shultz, who will retire at the end of this academic year after serving as ATS president since 2006.
MLK Day Community Celebration Set for Jan. 18
Important Registration Update
Presidential Search Committee accepting applications for new Seminary president. Ashland Theological Seminary, located in Ashland, Ohio, has initiated its search for a new president and is now accepting applications from qualified applicants. Dr. John Shultz has announced his retirement at the conclusion of this academic year, after serving ten years as the seminary’s president. Although Ashland Theological Seminary (“ATS”) is headquartered in Ashland, Ohio, the seminary has a vibrant and successful urban presence in Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus. ATS is rooted in the heritage and ethos of the Brethren Church. The ATS Search Committee will accept nominations and evaluate application materials on a rolling basis through the early winter of 2016, and will begin to narrow the candidate pool in January. Although applications will be accepted until the time that a new president is selected, candidates should submit materials by January 22 for the most favorable consideration. The new president of ATS will be invited to begin work as soon as feasible, but no later than July 1, 2015. For more information, go to:
REGISTRATION FOR SPRING TERM IS OPEN REGISTRATION FOR SPRING TERM IS OPEN. If you haven’t yet registered for your spring classes please take a moment to do so. This will help you to have one less thing to do as the term comes to a close and it will help us prepare for the new term.
Seminary professor writes historical novel
Application Deadline for Graduation is December 1st. Dear Students: If you are planning to complete your degree requirements in the Spring semester, the deadline for submission of the graduation application WITH fee is December 1st .The fillable pdf form is available on the seminary WEBSITE, see submission instructions below:
Dr. Mike Reuschling appointed as Director of the Smetzer Counseling Center
Seminary Professor Co-Edits Book in Honor of Dr. Luke Keefer 9/2/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, professor of Ethics and Theology at Ashland Theological Seminary, and J. Robert Douglass, associate professor of Theological Studies at Winebrenner Theological Seminary, have co-edited a book in honor of Dr. Luke Keefer Jr., retired professor of Historical Theology at Ashland Theological Seminary who passed away in 2010.
Ashland Theological Seminary Professor Contributes to New CEB Student Bible 8/5/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. David A. deSilva, Trustees’ Distinguished professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary, contributed to the new CEB Student Bible (Common English Bible). Dr. deSilva wrote the introductions for the books of Matthew, Colossians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Philemon, Hebrews, 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.
All new students are required to attend Orientation Day on August 11, 2015 All new students are to report to their respective campuses for orientation Day on Tuesday August 11, 2015. Orientation will be held from 6:00-9:00 pm and a portion of the session will be webcasted via WebEx from Ashland.
Ashland Seminary Professor Co-Edits New Book 7/20/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. John Byron, professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary, has co-edited a new book that is a collection of stories titled “I (Still) Believe.” (Zondervan, 2015).
Deadline Registration for the Fall is August 3 7/06/15 ASHLAND, Ohio-Dear current students, while the deadline for registration is August 3, we would like to remind you about the following important items: Registration is done online through the WebAdvisor system. There is a set of online registration instructions on the seminary website If you try to follow the instructions and are having difficulties, please call during business hours and we can walk you through it. Please be logged in when you call. The schedule of course offerings may be found at For those who prefer to register on paper (hard copy), please download the registration form off the seminary website or print off the one attached to this email. Submit completed form to the ATS Registrar's office. It may be mailed, scanned/emailed (to or faxed. It will be entered in the order received, according to the registration dates of your registration status.
Doctor of Ministry Program Virtual Preview Coming Soon. Register in our FREE live webinar to Preview our DMIN Program. This webinar offers you the opportunity to learn an innovative way to advance your ministry. By attending this webinar, you’ll hear from one of the leading Formational Counseling voices in America, Dr. Terry Wardle.
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