About Us

Central prepares women and men for seeking God, shaping church and serving humanity.

This is the mission of Central. Our vision is to be a leading seminary that offers innovative theological education and effective ministry formation in a global context. With over 500 students in a variety of educational programs, Central is finding a variety of ways to prepare those God is calling to special service in our world today.

We are grateful for the support of many faithful friends who make our mission possible through prayers and ongoing financial support.

There are two particular emphases that are currently focusing our ongoing mission: Congregational Health and Global Christianity.

Throughout the pages of our website, we invite you to learn more about Central.  We have a long history and yet find ourselves moving in many new and exciting ways as the Spirit refocuses us for the future.  At Central we value:

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My Experience:

Patricia Hernandez


Building bridges, bringing diverse people together to become the body of Christ is my vocation.

I am a bridge builder who reaches across theological, geographical, and cultural divides to relate to people and pastors in many different kinds of situations, always bringing people closer to each other and closer to God. I am someone who listens deeply and responds out of a recognition of God’s giftedness in each and every person before me. I am someone who cares widely and looks for ways to be attentive to God’s ever-abundant grace in our midst.

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