United Theological Seminary to Open 143rd Academic Year

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Dr. Emma J. Justes to Deliver Address at Dayton, OH, Seminary’s Convocation

Dr. Emma J. Justes

United Theological Seminary will kick off its 143rd academic year on Aug. 7, 2013, with its Opening Convocation.

United Theological Seminary will kick off its 143rd academic year on August 7 with its 2013 Opening Convocation. Dr. Emma J. Justes, Distinguished Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling in the Emma Toussant Chair in Pastoral Theology, will speak on “Unexpected Undercurrents: Secrets We Discover in Ministry."

Dr. Justes’s teaching and research interests include pastoral care and counseling, pastoral theology, crisis, grief, aging, transitions, human sexuality, pastoral care in a pluralistic context and discipleship from a pastoral care perspective.

She earned a B.A. in elementary education from Franklin College, a B.Div. from Colgate Rochester Divinity School, an M.T.S. in Practical Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Dr. Justes is a member of The Society for Pastoral Theology and the American Baptist Minister’s Council, a member of the Board of the American Baptist Church, USA Roger Williams Fellowship, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, is ordained in the American Baptist Church in 1967, has served in ministry in Reformed Church in America, American Baptist and African Methodist Episcopal Churches.

The 143rd Opening Convocation was moved to August this year to accommodate the online/hybrid students who will be on campus for two weeks taking intensive classes.

Opening Convocation is open to the public; details can be found here on United’s website. The event may also be viewed here on United’s Livestream Channel

United Theological Seminary is a graduate professional school of The United Methodist Church offering masters and doctoral theological degrees and continuing education with programs offered on campus and online. United's goal is to educate dynamic, Spirit-led leaders who will renew the church for the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. We are committed to teaching the Bible and the historic Christian faith, instilling a passion for personal and social holiness, and renewing the Church for its ministry and mission. See http://www.united.edu for more information.

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