Parting Words: Candace Kant, Ph.D.

From Our Outgoing Academic Dean: Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and Board Leadership, I have genuinely enjoyed serving as Academic Dean for the past three years and have been honored to be able to work with the dedicated, committed, talented, and enthusiastic students, faculty, and administration of Cherry Hill Seminary. In my three years as Academic Dean we have reviewed our curriculum and our degrees and have continued to prepare for eventual accreditation. We have provided both graduate and Insights courses that are needed by our community. I am very proud of what has been accomplished, the growth we have had…

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The Burden of Liberty

Fireworks, footlongs, baseball and the beach are the usual order of the day on the U.S. Independence Day holiday. Our philharmonic here in S.C. will accompany lakeside festivities with the usual 1812 Overture, complete with cannon fire. And many will contemplate the years they served in uniform, or supported someone who did. Being in the Bible Belt, no doubt some will pray for our country and sing patriotic hymns. The predominant emotions, though, will be enjoyment of a long weekend and cookouts with friends. Cherry Hill Seminary serves students and includes faculty from a number of countries, but we acknowledge…

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Anything Can Happen: Let’s Make it Good!

Anything can happen in 2021… We survived and thrived in 2020, despite all the challenges before us. Not just as a center of learning, but we rallied to those challenges as spiritual beings with an appetite to know more, be more, and do more! And now? In April, our very first SpiDir (Spiritual Direction Certificate) cohort will begin their two-year journey towards offering their own services as a spiritual director or companion. This summer we’ll begin Coming to the Center, an exciting program which launches in the summer featuring live online interviews with notable experts on wide-ranging topics. We’ve held…

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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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  • Congratulations Robert Patrick!

    The 2023 Professor of the Year is Robert Patrick!

    Read here about the Feb 25 ceremony, awards, and view recording.