United Lutheran Seminary

United Lutheran Seminary, located in Pennsylvania with campuses in Gettysburg and Philadelphia, is one of the seven seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.[2] The school was founded in 2017, as a consolidation of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. United Lutheran Seminary will continue under the charter of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.[3][4][5] The two schools officially joined together on July 1, 2017.[6]

United Lutheran Seminary
Religious affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
PresidentDr. Richard Green, interim president
Academic staff
CampusPhiladelphia, PA and Gettysburg, PA

The first president of the seminary, Rev. Dr. Theresa F. Latini, a Presbyterian, was announced on April 20, 2017.[7] Latini's previous experience working for OneByOne, an organization that performed "gay conversion," caused significant controversy[8] and she was fired on March 14, 2018.[9]

On May 16, 2018, the seminary board announced its selection of Dr. Richard Green as Interim President, beginning June 1.[10]

Notable faculty


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  2. "Seminaries". ELCA.org. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  3. Holmes, Kristin E. (March 10, 2017). "Seminaries feel the crunch of a changing faith". Philly.com. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  4. "Frequently Asked Questions about the Unified Seminary - August 2016" (PDF). United Lutheran Seminary. August 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 21, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  5. MacDonald, G. Jeffrey (May 2, 2016). "Lutheran seminaries will merge instead of launching a new school". The Christian Century. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  6. Spangler, John (June 29, 2017). "Two historic Pennsylvania seminaries become United Lutheran Seminary July 1". religionnews.com. Religion Press Release Service. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  7. "United Lutheran Seminary Names Theresa Latini As Its First President — Gettysburg Seminary". April 20, 2017. Archived from the original on August 24, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  8. Scott Jaschik (March 14, 2018). "Seminary in Turmoil". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  9. Scott Jaschik (March 15, 2018). "Lutheran Seminary Fires President". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  10. "Seminary names interim president". GettysburgTimes.com. Gettysburg Times. May 18, 2018. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
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