Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Rev'd. Dr. Carla Sunberg Elected President of NTS

Dr. Carla Sunberg Elected Tenth President of NTS

As reported by the Seminary: 

The Board of Trustees at Nazarene Theological Seminary meeting in Kansas City on Friday, January 3, elected Dr. Carla Sunberg (‘04) on the first ballot as the next president. Dr. Sunberg has accepted the election. Dr. Sunberg’s election came as the culmination of significant discussion by the Board about a re-invention of the Seminary to create a new and sustainable ministry model and a much sharper focus on preparing pastors for the future of the Church. 
Dr. Sunberg has served as co-superintendent with her husband, Chuck, of the East Ohio District. Chuck Sunberg will continue to serve the East Ohio District while Carla Sunberg will assume leadership of NTS immediately. The Sunbergs have served the East Ohio District since 2011. Prior to this they pastored Gracepoint Church of the Nazarene in Fort Wayne, Indiana following 13 years as pioneer missionaries in the former Soviet Union.

The Mission of Nazarene Theological Seminary, a graduate school of theology in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, is to prepare women and men to be faithful and effective ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to offer itself as a theological resource in service to the Church of the Nazarene, its sponsoring denomination, and the wider Christian Church.

Dr. Sunberg earned a BSN in Nursing (Magna Cum Laude) from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 1983.  In 2004 she earned a MA (Magna Cum Laude) in Theological Studies from Nazarene Theological Seminary.  And in 2012 she earned her PhD in Historical Theology from the University of Manchester.  He dissertation was titled, "The Cappadocian Mothers: Deification Exemplified in the Writings of Basil, Gregory and Gregory."

(Nazarene Theological Seminary is where I earned my M.Div.)

Congratulations to Dr. Sunberg & NTS!  You will be in my prayers!

No comments: