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Draw the Circle Wide

We are looking for believers, activists, seekers, thinkers, counselors, preachers, teachers, poets and dreamers who value thinking and action.

  • Commit to courageous Christianity.
  • Dive into ecological and social justice.
  • Inspire the church, the neighborhood, the city, the world.

The next generation of faith leaders needs imagination and courage to constructively engage the challenges and opportunities of our age. This is built into how we do things. No matter your degree program, a Drew Theological School education includes interdisciplinary courses that demand out-of-the-box thinking, apprenticeship training that addresses real-world issues and modes of learning that promote adaptability and innovation.

Community News

The Rev. Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah T’10
Chaplain, JFK Medical Center | Associate Minister, New Hope Baptist Church

The Rev. Dr. Kevin D. Miller T’03,’08
Executive Director of Graduate Admissions, Drew University

Teresita Matos-Post T’14
Executive Director, Beth-El Farmworker Ministry

The Rev. James Lee T’19
Lead Pastor, Wesley United Methodist Church

Olivia DiAgostino T’19
Transformation Program Coordinator, United Methodist Women


The Forest is Waiting

We welcome you to determine if Drew is the right fit for you. Join us for an online information session to learn more about our programs, the admissions process and our faculty.

Global Faiths and the Earth – Join us to hear this talk from Dr. Laurel Kearns related to her research and teaching on ecology and religion at Drew. There will be time for questions and conversation during this event. To learn more about #DrewTheo’s Religion, Ecology and Justice certificate visit here.

The Parable of the Healing Samaritan – Join us to hear this talk from Dr. Kenneth Ngwa, Drew’s Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and the Director of the Religion and Global Health Forum. Dr. Ngwa’s talk stems from his teaching in the DMin cohort on Faith, Health and Social Equity.

#DrewTheo's full summer programming will be announced soon! But get started by registering for our first event with Dr. Laurel Kearns, Professor of Religion, Ecology and Society at Drew.

Her virtual talk, "Global Faiths and the Earth" will take place on Thursday, June 24th @ 7pm (EST) and you can register below!


We have extended our application deadline to July! Go now and start your application to any of our masters programs or our Doctor of Ministry program today!

Link to the application is in our bio.

#seminary #theologicaleducation #doctorofministry #ministry #umc #religion #church #socialjustice #leadership #highereducation

Our new #doctorofministry cohort in Faith, Health and Social Equity is launching this Fall. Learn more and APPLY at the links in our bio.

#DrewTheo #theology #covid_19 #faith #ministry #church #seminary #theologicaleducation #highered

The Rev. Dr. Gary V. Simpson is the Associate Professor of Homiletics at Drew Theological School.

He is also the Leading Pastor at The Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, NY (@concordbrooklyn).

This quote is from a piece Rev. Dr. Simpson wrote for the “Faith & Leadership” in July of 2020. You can read this piece at the link in our bio.

#covid19 #church #ministry #leadership #blacklivesmatter #theology #seminary #theologicaleducation #homiletics

Interested in our DMin program at #DrewTheo? Join us next Tuesday for a virtual info session on the following cohorts: Courageous Leadership, Pilgrimage and Spirituality, Women’s Religious Leadership, and Faith, Health and Social Equity.

You can register at the link in our bio!

#seminary #theology #ministry #umc #leadership #pilgrimage #spirituality #church #theologicaleducation

How is the #DrewTheo community doing in their virtual internship settings? Hear from our students directly!

Read this story at the link in our bio.


Bishop Karen Oliveto currently serves the Mountain Sky Area of the United Methodist Church. She completed her Ph.D. at Drew University in Religion and Society in 2002.

This quote is from her book, “Together at the Table: Diversity Without Division in the United Methodist Church.”

Drew Theological School is proud to host a virtual book launch event celebrating the release of Facing Apocalypse: Climate, Democracy and Other Last Chances by Catherine Keller.

Drawing on John’s prophetic Apocalypse, Keller offers a dreamreading of current global crises—of growing tangles of ecological and social degradation. Apocalypse means ‘unveiling,’ not “The End.” It yields not a prediction of coming events, but a parable of present peril and possibility.

The following colleagues and theologians will respond after an introduction by Catherine Keller: Stephen Moore, Carol Wayne White, Tripp Fuller (@trippfuller), John J. Thatamanil.

Register at the link in bio.

#theology #processtheology #apocalypse #religion

Come listen to #DrewTheo students as they share their experiences serving in the medical community throughout the #COVID19 pandemic this Tuesday, April 6th @ 6pm.

Register at the link on our Facebook page.

Dr. Mayra Rivera is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Religion and Latinx Studies at Harvard Divinity School. Rivera received her Ph.D. From Drew University’s Graduate Division of Religion.

The above quote is from her book, “The Touch of Transcendence.” You can also check out her recent conversation with #DrewTheo’s own Catherine Keller, “The coloniality of apocalypse,” at the link in our bio.

An excerpt from Dean Johnson-DeBaufre's message to the Drew Theological School community.

Dismantle systems of oppression.
Strengthen belonging.

Dr. Kate Ott is the Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics at #DrewTheo.

This quote is from Dr. Ott’s latest book, “Christian Ethics for a Digital Society.” A link to her book can be put in our bio.

Are you discerning a call to ministry in the @unitedmethodistchurch? Are you exploring #seminary or theological education as a part of that journey?

Join all 13 #UMC seminaries and theological schools for our spring seminary fair on March 25th at 3p (est). This is a great chance for you to learn what each school has to offer while hearing from @gbhemleads as well.

You can register at the link in our bio!

Dr. Kenneth Ngwa is the Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at #DrewTheo. He is also the Director of the Religion and Global Health Forum. Learn more about this important initiative at the link in our bio. ...

Are you discerning whether theological education is a part of your path? Join us for our completely virtual Drew Open Doors event on April 15th and experience a day in the life of a #DrewTheo student.

Registration link is in our bio.

The Rev. Dr. Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre Named Interim Dean of the Theological School:

“The work of the Theological School is vital in Drew’s shared mission to add to the world’s good—promoting peace, faith and understanding—especially during these turbulent times,” said Provost Jessica Lakin. “A leading feminist scholar and a strong advocate for racial, economic and environmental justice, Melanie is well suited to lead the Theological School as it prepares and empowers religious leaders to meet the many challenges of social repair and transformation.”

Link to the article in bio.

Dr. Catherine Keller is the George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology at #DrewTheo.

This quote is from her piece, “Pandemic pandemonium.” Link in our bio.

I’m finding that there is an incredible amount of overlap between my coursework at Drew and the work of my fellowship. It is really wonderful to experience this sense of school and ‘work’ speaking to each other in consistent and meaningful ways.”
— Beth Quick T’03, T'21

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