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Counseling Students Complete Original Research; Win Awards

Asbury Seminary congratulates counseling students Olivia Hockett and Marjorie Price who designed, carried out and completed original research. These students worked under the direction of faculty advisor, Dr. Janet Dean, who will be the Professor of Pastoral Counseling Education at the Seminary as of July 1. Both Hockett and Price presented at professional conferences in […]


Festschrift Released in Honor of Dr. Christine Pohl

A mix of scholars and practitioners, colleagues, former students and friends celebrated the academic career and lived theology of Dr. Christine Pohl, Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics at Asbury Seminary, with the release of Practicing the Kingdom: Essays on Hospitality, Community and Friendship in Honor of Christine D. Pohl. Each of the 13 contributors submitted […]


Asbury Theological Seminary signs MOU with SAIACS in India

Asbury Seminary signed an exciting new dimension to our existing partnership with the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS), a premier institution for postgraduate theological studies and research, located in Bangalore, India, on February 20, 2022. The partnership fosters a cooperative relationship to provide educational opportunities for SAIACS’ constituents seeking a Doctor of […]


Brian U’Ren, Director of Facilities and Security, Receives Jessamine County Civic Award

Asbury Seminary congratulates Brian U’Ren, Director of Facilities & Security at the Seminary, on receiving the Civic Award from the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce. For the last 30 years, Brian has selflessly served within the community. He has given his time & energy to Asbury Seminary, Wilmore United Methodist Church, Jessamine Youth Soccer Association, […]


Dr. Craig Keener Named Global Teacher of the Year by Global Pastors Network

Asbury Seminary congratulates Dr. Craig Keener, F.M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies, on being named Global Teacher of the Year by the Global Pastors Network. Dr. Keener received the award at the Synergize Conference, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Global Pastors Network. “It was a surprise, as I know there are many […]


Dr. Jacqueline Smith Named Founding Dean of the School of Counseling at Asbury Seminary

Asbury Seminary is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Jacqueline Smith as the Founding Dean of the School of Counseling and Associate Professor of Counselor Education. Prior to coming to Asbury Seminary, Dr. Smith served as the Department of Counseling Chair and Program Director at Regent University. She will assume her position on July […]


Asbury Seminary Announces New Faculty Hires

Asbury Seminary announces the hiring of Dr. Janet Dean as Professor of Pastoral Counseling Education and Dr. Christine Johnson as Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Wesleyan Studies on the Kentucky campus. Dr. Janet Dean will serve as the Professor of Pastoral Counseling Education at the Seminary. Dr. Dean is an Elder in the Church […]


Asbury Theological Seminary Responds to Supreme Court

Asbury Theological Seminary is pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate for private employers. This ruling allows the Seminary to protect the privacy of its community members’ medical decisions, while continuing to encourage vaccination and other appropriate measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. Asbury Theological Seminary strongly supports […]


Dr. Dawn Kilian—New Director of Asbury Seminary Global Formation

Asbury Theological Seminary welcomes Dr. Dawn Kilian to the community as the Director of Asbury Global Formation. Dr. Kilian comes to this position with a wealth of experience in pastoral care and counseling.  She will officially join the community on January 4, 2022. “Dawn brings a wide variety of experience in the areas of pastoral […]


Rev. Enrique Hernandez-Vigil New Associate Director of Recruitment and Student Success

Asbury Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Enrique Hernandez-Vigil as the new Associate Director of Recruitment and Student Success for the Asbury Latino Center. Prior to coming to Asbury Seminary, Rev. Hernandez-Vigil served as a missionary to Turkey and along with his family, worked as a speaker and missions mobilizer in Mexico. […]