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Executive Assistant and Development Manager Joins Central Community

As the executive assistant and development manager, Kay Leigh provides administrative assistance to the president and works alongside the development team. Kay joined the Central staff on June 1 after working in the retirement plan industry for 15 years.  She is not new to Central, having previously work in the Korean Program Department in 2013-2014 as...
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Director of Marketing Joins Leadership Team

Central Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig S. Doty as director of marketing. In this capacity, Doty will serve as the lead strategist and project manager of Central’s marketing and communication efforts. Doty joins the Central team after seven years directing the marketing and communications efforts of Donnelly College, a small, faith-based...
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Central Students Hold Virtual Spiritual Formation Retreat

On April 23-24, Central students gathered for a student-organized virtual spiritual formation retreat. M.Div. student, C.J. Duffie envisioned and organized the gathering under the theme of Engaging the Spirit: Preparing to Lead in Troubled Times. “The decision to organize the retreat was birthed out of a deep longing for community. Seminary is one of the...
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Central Student Selected for Baptist Women in Ministry Mentoring Cohort

Central Master of Divinity student, Courtney Jones, has been selected to participate in the 2021-2023 Mentoring Cohort of Baptist Women in Ministry. Courtney applied to the mentoring program because she is now serving in a ministry setting that affirms her calling and she wants to receive the wisdom and guidance from other women who are...
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Central Launches Monthly Giving Program - Alumnus Michael Vollbrecht, MDiv'20 Joins

"I was a Central Seminary student for 48 months and graduated during the COVID-19 pandemic. I chose to be a monthly giver because Central was with me for all of those months. Central gave me hope-filled new ways of seeing the world, and while I can't give a lot right now, I can give something....
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New Registrar for Central Seminary

Central Seminary is pleased to announce Hana You’s promotion to registrar and international student officer. She has served since November 2019 as Doctor of Ministry program assistant and in August 2020 took on added responsibilities as student records associate. “Hana brings excellent experience and skills to her new position, including business training, fluency in English...
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Central Seminary Announces Creation of New Leadership Positions

Central Seminary is pleased to announce Dr. Angela Barker Jackson’s promotion to director of development. Jackson has served as the seminary’s grant administrator since 2014 and has written and overseen numerous successful foundation gifts, including two from the Lilly Endowment: the $1 million Thriving in Ministry Grant and the $1 million Thriving Congregations Grant. In...
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Remembering Dr. Gam Seng Shae

by Tarris Rosell
The Eulogy Offered by Rev. Dr. Tarris (Terry) Rosell, Professor of Pastoral Theology—Ethics & Ministry Praxis, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, on the Occasion of Dr. Gam’s Celebration of Life and Home-Going Service Reverend Mariann, Reverend Tu Lu Lamung, Reverend Dai Hkawng Mahkaw, pastors and church family, the Shae family and all who loved the Reverend...
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Central Seminary Receives Lilly Endowment Grant to Launch New Congregational Initiative

Central Baptist Theological Seminary has received a grant of $1,000,000 to help establish RESHAPING CHURCH: Thriving Congregations. It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving Congregations Initiative which aims to help congregations strengthen their ministries for deepening their relationships with God, enhancing their connections with each other, and contributing to the flourishing of their communities....
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Central Seminary Mourns the Death of Barbara “Babs” Baugh

The Central Seminary community was deeply saddened to learn of the death yesterday of Barbara “Babs” Nell Baugh after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Baugh, as head of the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation, was a great friend to the seminary, as well as a great benefactor. Along with numerous significant gifts which have...
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