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THIS IS CENTRAL: Dr. Patricia L Griffen

by Dr. Pamela R. Durso
As I get to know the Central Baptist Theological Seminary community, I want you to hear some of the amazing stories that I am hearing. To share those stories with you I am “interviewing” students, alums, faculty, staff, board members, and supporters, and each week I am sharing an interview on my blog, THIS IS...
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Grant Officer and Grantee Reflect on Readiness Development

Recently, Central Seminary Grant Officer, the Rev. Dr. Angie Jackson, reflected on the joy of working with Central students: Working with students – whether through grant programs, as a ministry mentor, or in the classroom – is one of my greatest joys. I love witnessing their unfolding vocations and ministries as they matriculate through seminary and emerge...
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THIS IS CENTRAL: Nikki Finkelstein-Blair

by Dr. Pamela R. Durso
As I get to know the Central Baptist Theological Seminary community, I want you to hear some of the amazing stories that I am hearing. To share those stories with you I am “interviewing” students, alums, faculty, staff, board members, and supporters, and each week I am sharing an interview on my blog, THIS IS...
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A Central Leadership Story - Rev. Bethany Ruhl

Rev. Bethany Ruhl Reflects on the training she received as an MDiv student at Central: During this critical time of COVID-19, Central has prepared me to lead by giving me a great clinical ethics background. I am well-grounded and knowledgeable as I chair the Ethics Committee of Saint Luke’s Crittenton Children’s Center.  Pandemic times bring...
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THIS IS CENTRAL: Bennie L. Jackson, Jr.

by Dr. Pamela R. Durso
In my first week as president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, I quickly realized that there are stories from the Central community that need to be heard—not just by me but by all who love and are committed to the seminary. To share those stories with you I will “interview” students, alums, faculty, staff, board...
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THIS IS CENTRAL: Debbie Buchholz

by Dr. Pamela R. Durso
In my first week as president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, I quickly realized that there are stories from the Central community that need to be heard—not just by me but by all who love and are committed to the seminary. To share those stories with you I will “interview” students, alums, faculty, staff, board...
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Life-Changing Central Experiences Made Michael Ready to Lead

Reflection from Michael Vollbrecht, Pastor of Peace United Church of Christ in Alma, Kansas, and post-graduate intern at Kansas Interfaith Action When I began my Master of Divinity program at Central in the summer of 2016, I could not have envisioned the many life-changing experiences that have both deepened my calling and helped me to...
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THIS IS CENTRAL: Nathan Huguley

by Dr. Pamela R. Durso
In my first week as president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, I quickly realized that there are stories from the Central community that need to be heard—not just by me but by all who love and are committed to the seminary. To share those stories with you I will “interview” students, alums, faculty, staff, board...
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THIS IS CENTRAL: Melissa Dowling

by Dr. Pamela R. Durso
In my first week as president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, I quickly realized that there are stories from the Central community that need to be heard—not heard just by me but by all who love and are committed to the seminary. To share those stories with you, I am “interviewing” students, alums, faculty, staff,...
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THIS IS CENTRAL: Dr. Samuel Park

by Dr. Pamela R. Durso
In my first week as president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, I quickly realized that there are stories from the Central community that need to be heard—not heard just by me but by all who love and are committed to the seminary. To share those stories with you, I am “interviewing” students, alums, faculty, staff,...
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