During the Seminary's spring break, Feb. 28-March 7, 25 students from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (and six other participants from local churches) will explore mission opportunities both abroad and nationally. Seven students will travel with Tom Pappalardo, vice president for strategic advancement and marketing, to the Bahamas. A second group of four students will travel to Haiti with the Rev. Jennifer Haddox ’06, associate director of the World Mission Initiative. A group of seven students will be visiting Mexico with the Rev. Don Dawson, director of the World Mission Initiative at PTS and director of the New Wilmington Mission Conference. Staying stateside will be six students under the leadership of the Rev. John Welch ’02, vice president for student services and dean of students. The group will travel to Houma, La. to continue assisting in Hurricane Katrina clean up.

These trips are organized through the Seminary’s World Mission Initiative. WMI is a fellowship of Presbyterians dedicated to developing mission vision, nurturing missionary vocations, and cultivating missional congregations. WMI exists to help Christians understand how God is at work in the world and how they can share in that work.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 380 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.