Current News

2021 ESR Spirituality Gathering and Visit Week - Registration Open

Post date: Fri, 2021-01-29 09:17

ESR hosts an annual Spring Visit Day, followed the next day by the annual ESR Spirituality Gathering. Due to the pandemic, we have decided to host the Spirituality Gathering and Visit Day as a joint, week-long, online event.

ESR Announces Interim Dean

Post date: Fri, 2021-01-29 09:15

ESR is pleased to welcome Len Clark to serve as interim dean. Formerly, Len served as a faculty member in Philosophy at Earlham College beginning in 1967 and served as provost and academic dean of Earlham College from 1981 until 2007. Len will now offer his extensive experience in higher education and institutional knowledge at the Earlham School of Religion. Please join us in welcoming Len to ESR.

ESR Announces Director of Contextual Ministry Education

Post date: Mon, 2020-12-14 16:35

ESR is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Xavier L. Johnson as the new Director of Contextual Ministry Education and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology. Read more


ESR Dean Announces Departure

Post date: Fri, 2020-12-04 15:54

Matt Hisrich, Dean of Earlham School of Religion, submitted his resignation from this position, effective December 31, 2020. Matt leaves ESR to follow new adventures in Canton, Ohio with his family. Read the announcement.

ESR Announces Events and Applications Coordinator

Post date: Fri, 2020-12-04 15:52

ESR is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristen Laws as the new Events and Applications Coordinator. Read More

Stephanie Crumley-Effinger named Earlham School of Religion Emeritus Director of Supervised Ministry

Post date: Wed, 2020-09-30 10:11

This fall Earlham President Anne Houtman approved a recommendation from Earlham School of Religion’s faculty to name recently retired Stephanie Crumley-Effinger as Emeritus Director of Supervised Ministry.

2020-2021 Call for Applications for the Tom Mullen Ministry of Writing Fellowship

Post date: Thu, 2020-09-17 10:03

Earlham School of Religion is currently accepting applications for the Tom Mullen Ministry of Writing Fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year.


ESR announces first cohort for new degree about peace, social transformation

Post date: Tue, 2020-07-21 11:56

July 21, 2020

The Earlham School of Religion has formed the first class of a new master’s degree program designed for students pursuing ministries of social change.

ESR Announces Upcoming Retirement of Nancy Bowen

Post date: Mon, 2020-07-20 14:09

Nancy Bowen, Professor of Old Testament, will retire from her position at the close of the 2020-21 academic year. Nancy first joined ESR in 1991. She earned a B.A. from the University of California in 1978; an M. Div. from the School of Theology at Claremont in 1985; and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1994.

ESR 2020 Ministry of Writing Colloquium Cancelled

Post date: Thu, 2020-06-18 15:03