Recently, we received an email from Dr. Kenda Creasy-Dean, Timothy Scholars mentor at Princeton Theological Seminary, updating us on the students’ status. The Timothy Scholars grant program, begun in 2007, provides scholarship funds to train future seminary professors and leaders focusing on youth and young adults ministries in The United Methodist Church.
We are pleased to share some of this report with you. The Foundation has provided or is providing funds for 7 students. Three of these have now accepted positions from which they can continue to provide leadership for youth and young adult ministry.
- Drew Dyson assumes the position in the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism Chair at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC this August.
- Andrew Zirschky has been named Academic Director for the Center for Youth Ministry Training at Brentwood UMC (Nashville, TN), and he will teach Youth Ministry at Memphis Theological Seminary.
- Jason Santos will begin serving as Minister to Youth and Families in Seattle, Washington. He may also consider an adjunct teaching position at a nearby institution.
The Timothy Scholars help to fulfill our vision to raise up generations of leaders with a passion for evangelism.
Please join us in this work by providing financial support to the Foundation.