2021 Professor of the Year

Cherry Hill Seminary is pleased to announce Dr. Deirdre Sommerlad-Rogers is the 2021 recipient of the Wendy Griffin Professor of the Year Award!   This nominee has illustrated by personal and professional example how to be completely respectful of the diversity of personalities and opinions in this world. We’ve all witnessed the abundance of enthusiasm for any subject this individual has taught, such that students are consistently engaged in lively dialog that truly only comes to a close because our attention is called to the class ending time. In the most recent class I took with this nominee, there were several…

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Cherry Hill Seminary Awards First-Ever Pagan Master of Divinity Degree

For Immediate Release, August 16, 2012 Contact: Holli Emore, 888.503.4131, CHS@cherryhillseminary.org COLUMBIA, SC — Cherry Hill Seminary today announced the graduation of Sandra Lee Harris, awarding her the Master of Divinity in Pagan Pastoral Counseling. Harris is the first student to complete her master’s degree since Cherry Hill Seminary first opened its graduate program in 2009. “When I started in 2002, Cherry Hill Seminary was the first and best opportunity I found for inexpensive and trustworthy Pagan education beyond the training I received in the Fellowship of the Sacred Grove,” said Harris in an interview. “By the time the masters…

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Remembering September 11

Ten years ago… Cherry Hill Seminary was a fledgling online presence, no less pained by the violence of September 11, 2011, than our sisters and brothers in the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, non-religious, and other religious communities across the country, around the world. Ten years later, our faculty and students reflect on the meaning they draw from this decade of grieving, self-examination and, we hope, healing.  No doubt, the aftermath of September 11 became part of the journey of some to Cherry Hill Seminary where they join with others in building reservoirs of wisdom. At first, we intended to issue a…

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Eminent Scholar Named Academic Dean of Cherry Hill Seminary

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Holli Emore December 30, 2010 888.503.4131, CHS@cherryhillseminary.org Eminent Scholar Named Academic Dean of Cherry Hill Seminary COLUMBIA, SC — Cherry Hill Seminary announces the appointment of Wendy Griffin, Ph.D., as its new Academic Dean, effective January 1, 2011. “I am thrilled, simply thrilled, that Wendy is coming aboard as our new Academic Dean! I cannot think of a better person to lead CHS towards accreditation,” said Aline O’Brien, Chair of the Board of Directors. “At precisely the right time in the Seminary’s growth, Wendy brings her unique combination of academic rigor and priestesshood to…

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  • 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!