Central Seminary Alumni

Our valued and gifted alums live out their callings to seek God, shape church, and serve humanity and all creation from all areas of the globe and in a variety of ministry contexts. Central alums serve as pastors, chaplains, denominational leaders, missionaries, community organizers and activists, spiritual directors, teachers, non-profit leaders and more in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and in 14 different countries.

Through alumni gatherings in local settings and virtually, lifelong learning opportunities, and ministry openings listings, we engage our alums in building a strong, worldwide community of Central alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends, offering opportunities for meaningful connections that enhance the personal and professional lives of our alums and support Central’s mission and values.

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Alumni Opportunities

Audit a Course

Interested in updating your skills or knowledge in a particular area of ministry? You can audit our graduate-level courses, such as Homiletics, Media for Ministry Development, and Marriage and Family Counseling.

Continuing Education

Consider developing knowledge and skillsets through our Professional Certificates in Chaplaincy or Peace and Justice Ministry.

Advanced Degrees

Reach new ministry vocational goals by pursuing another advanced degree such as our Master of Arts in Counselor or Doctor of Ministry.

Opportunities for Congregations

Find out more about Central's Reshaping Church: Thriving Congregations program designed for congregational learning and transformation.

Career Opportunities

We’re invested in the long-term success of our students and alumni. Learn more about ministry opportunities across the United States.

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Alumni Award for Ministry Excellence

The Alumni Award for Ministry Excellence is presented by Central Seminary to alumni who have made extraordinary contributions in their ministry context and exemplify the mission, values, and legacy of Central Seminary.

2023Denise Hill & Jeff Buscher
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Denise Hill

M.A.R.S. '82, M.Div. '86

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Jeff Buscher

D.Min. '16

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  • 2021 Soozi Whitten Ford & Walter Lanier
  • 2019 Sharon Cantrell & Matthew Silvers
  • 2018 Steve Neal & Rakmi Shaiza
  • 2017 Joanna Harader, Danny L. Jack & Seung John Lee
  • 2016 Justin Anderson, Cheryl Harader & Wayne Paulsen
  • 2015 Heather Entrekin & Cedric Rowan
  • 2014 Lee Jost & Angela Lowe
  • 2013 Cliff Caton & Kapzamang Sonna

Reshaping Church

ReShaping Church is a guided process for capturing and integrating the innovation and adaptation resulting from disruptive life experiences, transforming churches into greater expressions of the body of Christ.

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