CELEBRATING THE CLASS OF 2021
On May 28, 2021, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary celebrated its Commencement with virtual festivities. Watch the service below.
Service of Thanksgiving
Additionally, graduates and families gathered for the Service of Thanksgiving May 27. Watch the worship service.
Class of 2021
Certificate in Church Planting and Revitalization
Simone Stacy Adams
Jason D. Freyer
Bethel Park, Pa.
Christopher J. Holland III
Nsenga Gad Mpoyo
New York, N.Y.
Certificate in Ministry
Leigh A. Pogue
Certificate in Theological Studies
Wendy S. Farone
Baton Rouge, La.
Certificate in Advanced Studies in Ministry
Master of Arts
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
Brandon Pearce Cooper
Debra C. Sims
Master of Theological Studies
West Mifflin, Pa.
Sarah Elizabeth Betzig
Leanna Dawn Lake
Rafael Salinas Urrego
Master of Divinity
Cristina Renee Adams
Guy William Brown
Antawn D. Coleman Sr. **
Jason Alan Dauer ***
Julia Lea DiFiore ***
Caryn Whitney Doege
Shannon M. Garrett-Headen
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Kathleen M. Hartzell
North Olmsted, Ohio
Anthony C. Igwe
Ciera Sydney James * **
Cassandra Nicole Laughlin
Patricia A. Lee
Ralph B. Lowe Jr.
Debra L. Mason
Sarah Margaret Parrott
William Keith Quinn
Scott Township, Pa.
William Anthony Robbins
Karen S. Slusser
Jennifer L. Stampfel
Rebecca L. Young
Felicia Abril Zamora
* Joint Degree MDiv/MSW
** Graduate Certificate in Urban Ministry
*** MDiv with Church Planting Emphasis
Doctor of Ministry
Christine M. Clark
Polyphony or Cacophony? An Autoethnographic Study of Worship during Lockdown 2020
Wayland Newton Coe
The Communion of the Saints: Bringing Alive the Great Cloud of Witnesses
Michael W. Golphin
West Mifflin, Pa.
When the Church Is Silent
Jason Richard Hefner
Daily Prayer for the Contemporary Congregation: An Experiment in Helping a Congregation Explore Fixed-Hour Prayer
Juliann Shannon Joy
Personal Spiritual Maturity and Congregational Life: Insights from Neuroscience
Nancy E. Lowmaster
Squinting Through a Dusty Lens: Archaeology as a Window to Cultural Context in Preaching
Rachelle L. McCalla
Faith in Fiction
Maximos Kevin O. Nnachette
Igbariam, Anambra State, Nigeria
Liturgical Catechesis as a Tool for Engaging The Clergy/Church Leaders about the Orthodox Faith
Michael J. Paulus Jr.
Artificial Intelligence and the Apocalyptic Imagination: Exploring Narratives about Ai, Faith, and the Future
Yvonne Maureen Thurmond
Lament as a Practice for Processing the Grief of an Aging and Declining Congregation
Samuel T. Weddington
For The Beauty of the Earth: Faith, Ecology & Care
Graduation Award Winners
Jennie Rigg Barbour Memorial Prize
Ford Lewis Battles and Marion Davis Battles Scholarship
Brooks Foundation Commencement Prize
Paul T. Gerrard Prize in Homiletics and Pastoral Care
Jackson Hale Prize in Polity
Thomas Jamison Scholarship
Theodore W. Kalsbeek ’51 Prize
Michael Wilson Keith Memorial Prize in Homiletics
Robert A. Lee Church History Prize
Sylvester S. Martin Fellowship
Walter P. and Anna L. McConkey Award in Homiletics
Middlesex United Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church U.S.A.) Memorial Prize in Biblical Studies
Clara Edna Miller Prize in Pastoral Theology
Richard J. Rapp Memorial Award in Doctor of Ministry Studies
Henry A. Riddle Fund for Graduate Study
Alice Myers Sigler Memorial Prize in History and Theology
William B. Watson Prize in Hebrew
John Watson Prize in New Testament Greek
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