Our Mission, Vision, Values & History

Our Mission

Cherry Hill Seminary empowers spiritual leadership, scholarship, and ethics through theological and pastoral education to nurture interfaith engagement in a diverse society.

Our Vision

Cherry Hill Seminary: Education in Pagan and Nature Spiritualities to transform the world.

Our Values

To live our mission we:

  • Honor the Sacredness of the Earth
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Value Scholarship
  • Advocate Service to Our Communities
  • Support the Diversity of Spiritual Expression in Pagan and Nature Spiritualities

Our History

The seed that became Cherry Hill Seminary was planted in the early 1990s by a group of Vermont Pagans.  Classes were conducted first by mail, and then brought online in 2000.  The Seminary was granted 501(c)3 tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service in March of 2007.   Business operations were moved to South Carolina in 2008, and the first master’s program was announced in July 2009.  By January 2020 we have awarded five Master of Divinity degrees, eight Community Ministry Certificates, and numerous former certificates; hundreds have taken one or more courses.

  • Library & Research Orientation Jan 21

    Dana Doerksen, MLIS

    Seminary Librarian Dana Doerksen will be presenting another Library & Research Orientation on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 2:00 PM ET (US) on ZOOM. Meet with Dana to talk about research in general and services available at Cherry Hill Seminary. We will also spend some time exploring the resources in the Judy Harrow Memorial Library and Information Center. Bring any questions that you have, there will be time at the end of the prepared presentation. Students, faculty, and staff are all most welcome. Register here and bring your cup of coffee!