STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Personalized support in all areas of life and study.

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At Westminster, we aim to create a caring and supportive environment to help you thrive  scholastically, relationally, and spiritually.

Whether you study on-campus or online, Westminster’s integrated experience connects all areas of your scholastic, relational, and spiritual life to provide you with holistic preparation for wherever God’s call takes you.

MEET YOUR SUPPORT TEAM

At Westminster, each student is known and prayed for by name. The Student Support team’s dedicated focus is to care for you throughout your time at Westminster.

Justin Rainey
Justin Rainey
Associate Director of the ThM and PhD Programs

“We simplify administration to focus on what we love—celebrating our students' successes and assisting like a personal ally along the way.”

Jackie Gober
Associate director of student success

"It is a privilege getting to walk alongside our students and advocate for them as they navigate their programs. I enjoy hearing from our students and learning how I (and the seminary) can serve them!"

Steve Carter
Steve Carter
Dean of students

“I could listen to students tell their stories for hours. I am constantly encouraged to see how God is raising up a new army of heralds of the Gospel.”

Jerry McFarland
Jerry McFarland
Dean of ONLINE students

“I absolutely love being a voice of encouragement into the lives of the students God brings to us. These new brothers and sisters are a rich reminder of the beauty of the body of Christ and if I’m honest they are a major catalyst in my own walk with Jesus.”

Karin Duessing
Karin Deussing
Associate dean of students

“Blessing is invariably mine to listen to and pray with students and point them to the help Jesus amply provides them and me.”

Courtney Schmidt
Courtney Schmidt
Student Support Specialist

“It is my joy to be a ‘best friend’ to our online students. I want to make sure each student feels known, cared for, and supported by the Westminster staff.”

Tyler Frey
Tyler Frey
Student Success Lead, online MDiv, and MAR

"Getting to work directly with students is the best part of what I do. It is a sincere pleasure to connect with and assist students in the global Westminster community."

Jeff Baird
Jeff Baird
Manager of Student Success, MAC, and MATS

“I desire to provide students with academic and spiritual support that will enable them to maximize their education in order to increase fruitfulness in life and ministry.”

EXPERIENCE WESTMINSTER IN TWO WAYS
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THE SCHOLASTIC EXPERIENCE:

Access to unparalleled scholars who  prioritize knowing and serving students.

High degree of student-to-student support through peer study groups and online forums.

Demanding coursework that expands your awe at the depth and beauty of Scripture.

Engaging online videos make class materials come alive.

Intentionally integrated curriculum designed to immediately impact your life and ministry.

THE RELATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Friendship and community cultivated through student fellowship groups, campus worship, weekly faculty-student lunches and gatherings.

Personalized care for you and your family throughout the seminary experience.

Intentional discipleship by faculty, deans, and instructors invested in your life and ministry.

Monthly Online Coffee House gatherings for face-to-face encouragement from deans and peers.

Around-the-clock support from our dedicated and passionate Student Support team.

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THE SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE:

Faculty that integrate academic and spiritual formation to develop Christ-like character and ministry preparedness.

Times of prayer and worship interwoven into the classroom experience.

Communal worship prioritized through campus-wide pause for weekly chapel.

Deans regularly pray for each student by name.

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS
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rudy Heuer
MDiv, class of 2023
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honest Kachaje
MDiv, class of 2023
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chase daws
MDiv, class of 2017
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isaac Wanjala
MDiv, class of 2021

A Connected Location

Whether you study online or on-campus, you are connected to our Glenside, Pennsylvania campus home. The Westminster campus is located in close proximity to urban, cultural, and recreational sites.

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