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Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown (MDiv '87), TED2015

Andover Newton alumnus the Rev. Jeffrey Brown (MDiv '87) spoke before a global gathering of entrepreneurs, philanthropists, activists, and thinkers this spring at the TED2015 conference in Vancouver, B.C. His 18-minute talk is titled "How We Cut Youth Violence in Boston by 79 Percent:"

Early Christian History and New Testament Postdoctoral Fellow to Join Andover Newton’s Faculty for Two-Year Appointment

Dean of the Faculty Sarah B. Drummond is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Hoklotubbe (HOCK-lo-TOO-be) will join the Andover Newton Faculty in the role of Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christian History. Chris recently completed his doctorate at Harvard Divinity School and taught there and elsewhere in the greater Boston area for more than five years. Chris’ scholarship focuses on the letters of Paul and early Christian literature of the second century, C.E.

The speakers at Andover Newton Theological School's 2015 commencement include a trailblazing alumna and a well-respected teacher turned minister.

On Wednesday, April 22, the Andover Newton Board of Trustees approved the Faculty’s recommendation to grant tenure and promote to the rank of Associate Professor to two Andover Newton faculty members, Jennifer Howe Peace and Maria Teresa Dávila. Prof. Peace is now Associate Professor of Interfaith Studies, and Prof. Davila is now Associate Professor of Christian Ethics. Each was reviewed through a campus-wide, comprehensive process chaired by Prof.

Andover Newton congratulates Margaret Benefiel on her new appointment as Executive Director of The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.

Dr. Benefiel has taught at Andover Newton for 18 years and is executive director of Executive Soul LLC, which offers consulting, coaching, and spiritual direction for leaders and organizations. She is a member of Beacon Hill Friends Meeting in Boston and lives in Boston with her husband.

New Director of Ministry Studies and Assistant Professor of Theology & Practice

(NEWTON CENTRE, Mass., April 22, 2015) -- On behalf of the Andover Newton Trustees and Faculty, Dean Sarah B. Drummond is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Lorena M. Parrish as Director of Ministry Studies and Assistant Professor of Theology and Practice. After a rigorous process of discernment and visioning, national search, and campus-wide consultation, Dr. Parrish emerged as the candidate the Andover Newton community believed best suited to lead the School in deeply rooted, radically open directions in ministerial leadership studies.

Commencement & Baccalaureate Update

It’s hard to believe that Commencement activities are approaching fast. Here is the basic information about dates and times for graduating seniors and for others in the community who might wish to attend:

Four-year Master of Divinity program designed to reduce student debt

Andover Newton Theological School and Hancock United Church of Christ (Lexington, MA) are pleased to announce the selection of first-year MDiv student David C. Clark as the Hancock Lilly Fellowship recipient starting in fall 2015. The original sign-up information is presented below; look for more information about the 2016 award in coming months, and congratulations, David!

(Original appeal for applicants:)

Educational credentials. Parish ministry experience. Scholarship support. Gainful employment.

New Testament, Ministry Studies Faculty to Change in Fall ‘15

In the months to come, Andover Newton will say goodbye to two members of the faculty and welcome two new educators.

After serving Andover Newton in various capacities for 13 years, Jeffrey D. Jones (Alumnus MDiv, DMin) will retire this summer. A search is under way for a new Director of Ministry Studies and tenure-track member of the faculty that will bring candidates to campus in March.


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