Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the annual Summer Leadership Conference, June 9-12, 2013. Participants will explore the theme “Spiritual and Emotional Growth through Life: Insights from the Ministry of Fred Rogers” while attending daily workshops and worship services. Keynote speakers include Amy Hollingsworth, psychologist, college professor, and author of The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers; Martha A. Robbins, Joan Marshall Associate Professor of Pastoral Care; and Steven S. Tuell, James S. Kelso Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament.

Other presenters include Carl Johnson, Dana L. McMakin, Judith A. Rubin, Hedda Sharapan, and Karen Vander Ven. C. William Goff will serve as organist. Additionally, Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, will bring greetings.


Fred RogersSince this year’s Conference theme will be equally valuable to clergy, psychologists, counselors, and laity, continuing education credit will be available through the Department’s Spirituality and Psychology certificate program (approved by the American Psychological Association). On Monday, the program focuses on the work of Fred Rogers in relation to children, spirituality, and healthy human growth, thus offering an exciting opportunity for a variety of professionals to share insights with each other. Tuesday’s workshops will focus on “The Spirit and Creativity in Adulthood.” Wednesday will highlight “Life in the Light of Human Mortality.” This year’s worship will be built upon the Servant Songs of Second Isaiah, proposing that Mister Rogers’ ministry of love and meekness exemplified the way of the Servant.


On-campus housing is available. Registration fee is $120 by April 1, $145 by May 15, and $160 after May 16. Group discounts are available. For more information about this event, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu. Registration and payment are also accepted online.

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 more than 300 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.