Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will celebrate the graduation of 10 students from the Pneuma Spiritual Direction and Leadership Program Aug. 28. Father Jim Conroy, S.J. will give the graduation address. The Rev. Dr. William J. Carl III, president of Pittsburgh Seminary, and the Rev. Dr. Byron Jackson, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, will also participate in the ceremony.

The group is celebrating the completion of their two-year certificate program. This cohort is the first group to graduate. The Pneuma program offers educational and supervised training of pastors and laity in the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola, as well as spiritual direction and leadership while engaging in Reformed, Catholic, and other diverse theological perspectives on growth in faith and the Christian life.

The new cohort of 12 persons begins the Pneuma Program with a two day retreat in August. Learn more about Pneuma online or contact the program director Dr. Martha Robbins at mrobbins@testsite.pts.edu.

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.