News & Events

December 26, 2018

Distinguished Lutheran educator, LTSP Graduate and Dean James Echols Dies

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION With heavy hearts, we announce that James Kenneth Echols, a graduate and dean of one of United Lutheran Seminary’s predecessor institutions, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, passed away Dec. 22, 2018, in his hometown of Philadelphia. He was 67. Rev. Dr. Echols had a distinguished career as a pastor and…

Read More

August 29, 2018

Joint Statement from United Lutheran Seminary Board of Trustees and Dr. Theresa F. Latini

On March 14, 2018, United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) ended its relationship with Rev. Dr. Theresa F. Latini.  During this period, individuals outside and inside the ULS community unfairly mischaracterized Dr. Latini’s past professional endeavors, as well as her character.  The vitriolic commentary and response Dr. Latini received was unwarranted.  Such actions and commentary were neither…

Read More

August 16, 2018

Dr. Katie Day’s involvement in Louisville Institute Project “The Body Armor of Christ”

Gun violence hits close to home for the families of more than 33,000 gunshot fatalities each year. A few years ago, it hit close to home for Rev. Dr. Katie Day. Rev. Dr. Day, Church and Society professor at United Lutheran Seminary, was awarded a research grant as Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. David Yamane, a…

Read More

July 12, 2018

New Faculty and Staff Welcome and Congratulations

The United Lutheran Seminary welcomes Dr. Crystal Hall to a faculty position, congratulates Dr John Largen on his appointment to a new position and Dr. Allison deForest on an expanded role on the staff with some teaching responsibilities. Dr. Crystal L. Hall joins ULS as an assistant professor of biblical studies. Dr. Hall’s research and…

Read More

May 18, 2018

United Lutheran Seminary Receives $30 Million Anonymous Gift

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 17, 2018) – The United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) today announced a $30 million anonymous gift given in the memory of James Franklin Kelly and Hope Eyster Kelly. The usage of this legacy gift, which is one of the largest gifts ever received by an ELCA seminary, is restricted to a new faculty chair…

Read More

May 16, 2018

ULS Board of Trustees Selects Dr. Richard Green as Interim President

Dear United Lutheran Seminary Family and Supporters: On May 16, the United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Richard Green as the interim president of ULS. He will begin his duties on June 1st. Dr. Green has enjoyed an accomplished career in higher education, both as a teacher and administrator. Most recently…

Read More

May 4, 2018

United Lutheran Seminary and Civil War Trust Announce Agreement to Protect Historic Seminary Ridge at Gettysburg

(Gettysburg, Pa.) – The United Lutheran Seminary today announced an agreement with the Civil War Trust to permanently preserve 18 acres of historic open space on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg. The property, located on both sides of Seminary Ridge Road, has been a part of the Seminary since it moved to the site in 1832….

Read More

May 1, 2018

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Seven students and Prof. Katie Day participated in Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C., April 20-23. The students are part of Dr. Day’s seminar on Wealth and Poverty and included: Kate Aaronson, Carlton Jacobson, Stephen Boyhont, Scott Harvey, Harold Hofstad, Justin Marx and Courtney Smith. The class has been meeting on both campuses with one…

Read More

March 29, 2018

Questions & Answers: March 29th

There are many questions the ULS community has related to recent events. In an effort to be open and improve communication, the board and the acting president have tried to address many of these questions and concerns in the following Q&A. Board of Trustees Q: Did Bishop Dunlop vote to remove former President Latini and…

Read More

March 19, 2018

Statement from ULS Faculty

We write this statement to the whole community to share our commitment as a faculty to continue to work together to strengthen the integrity and trustworthiness of our seminary, and to heal the wounds caused by and reopened in the recent crisis of leadership. We write as faculty who represent, in some ways, the diversity…

Read More