St. Mary's Seminary & University

First Doctor of Ministry Degrees Awarded

May 16, 2023 | Ecumenical Institute News, St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute, St. Mary's News

One of the highlights of the 2023 graduation at St. Mary’s Seminary & University was the awarding of the first-ever Doctor of Ministry degrees at St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute. The milestone event comes through the completion of studies and awarding of degrees to Allison Raye Harmon and Joyce E. Vance.

Dr. Allison Harmon’s thesis was titled “Reading Joseph in Community: Identity Matters.” Dr. Joyce Vance’s thesis was “Out of the Mouths of Babes: Revitalizing Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church’s Children’s Ministry.”

Rev. Jason Poling is the Director of the D.Min. program. The program is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Learn more about the Doctor of Ministry program on the St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute pages.


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