(Gettysburg, Penna) Gettysburg Seminary will welcome several visiting and adjunct faculty members to campus for January term and the Spring semester. President Cooper-White also announced that the Rev. Dr. Leonard Hummel will serve as a distinguished visiting professor at Luther Seminary in the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015.
“Among several 'watchwords' we use to describe Gettysburg Seminary are flexibility and creativity,” said the Seminary President. “ While often used with respect to our efforts to accommodate the ever-changing needs of students, these attributes also apply to offering a rich “menu” of courses, and to the school’s faculty as well.”
In January term and spring semester, Gettysburg Seminary will welcome the following visiting professors in areas of urban ministry and outreach, Christian ethics, and preaching:
The Rev. Karen Brau, a Gettysburg Seminary alumna, is senior pastor of Luther Place Memorial Church in Washington, D.C. In the spring semester, she will co-teach a course in urban ministry with Dean Steinke.
The Rev. Dr. Charles S. Brown is Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics at Payne Theological Seminary, and Senior Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio. He will be teaching a J-term course in the theology and ethics of Martin Luther King.
The Rev. Dr. Steven Loy is senior pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Billings, Montana. A frequent past guest professor, this Gettysburg Seminary alumnus holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Loy will teach an Introduction to Preaching course in J-term.
The Rev. Dr. Craig Satterlee, who is bishop of the Northwest Lower Michigan Synod of the ELCA, will also teach a J-term course, “Preaching & Pastoral Care: Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms.” Prior to being elected bishop this past year, Dr. Satterlee was long-time Professor of Homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago.
The Rev. Dr. Karyn Wiseman is Associate Professor of Homiletics at our sister seminary in Philadelphia. In the spring semester, Dr. Wiseman, who is a United Methodist pastor, will offer a course “Methods in Preaching.”
Dr. Hummel “On Loan” to Luther Seminary Next Year
Even as we are blessed by visiting professors, so from time to time others schools ask us to “loan” one of our faculty members for a season. The gifts we have in each faculty member are recognized far and wide. The latest manifestation of the high regard in which our faculty members are held comes in the form of a request from Luther Seminary that Dr. Leonard Hummel, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care, be a distinguished visiting professor in the 2014-15 academic year. In addition to filling gaps left by the departure of its entire pastoral care faculty, Dr. Hummel will assist our sister school in St. Paul as Luther assesses its future staffing in the field. Dr. Hummel will continue to be part of the Gettysburg Seminary community, making occasional return trips to campus during his 11-month leave of absence. In consultation with him, Dean Steinke is formulating plans to cover his teaching, Clinical Pastoral Education oversight, and other responsibilities here at Gettysburg.