Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the 15th annual The Rev. Dr. Roy F. Miller, Ph.D., and Mrs. Florence Lantz Miller Summer Youth Institute July 9-23, 2011. Since 1997, the Miller Summer Youth Institute has drawn rising high school seniors from Washington, DC to San Francisco, Calif., Canby, Minn., to Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico and everywhere in between. These scholars come from small parishes and big steeples, big cities and small towns, US territories and Indian Nations, representing all walks of life and theological perspectives within the Presbyterian Church (USA). They come to Pittsburgh Seminary to ask deep questions about life and faith, to think critically about these issues, and to explore ministry from the pulpit and the pews.

This year’s instructors and leaders include Dale C. Allison Jr., Errett M. Grable Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Early Christianity, PTS; Karen Bowden Cooper, curator, Kelso Bible Lands Museum and lecturer in Hebrew, PTS; William J. Carl III, president and professor of homiletics, PTS; Jerome F. D. Creach, Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament, PTS; James E. Davison, director of continuing education and special events and lecturer in Greek, PTS; Jim Donovan, founding member of Rusted Root, teacher, trainer, and motivational speaker; Jeremy Fisher, adjunct faculty, The Eillis School in Pittsburgh and music director and gospel choir director, Hilltop Community Alliance Church; Susan Kendall, director of the doctor of ministry program PTS; Barb Kennedy, associate pastor of discipleship, Parkwood United Presbyterian Church; Carol Lytch, assistant executive director of The Association of Theological Schools; and Hedda Sharapan, associate producer, The Fred Rogers Company.

Tuition, room, board, and field trips for SYI participants are free thanks in part to the Lilly Endowment Inc. and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary donors. For more information about the Miller Summer Youth Institute, contact the Rev. Erin Davenport at 412-924-1454, e-mail syi@testsite.pts.edu or visit www.testsite.pts.edu/SYI.

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 320 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.