Friday, May 23, 2008

Julie Hostetter named as director of Brethren Academy.

Julie Mader Hostetter has been named director of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a ministry training partnership of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Church of the Brethren General Board. She will begin on July 1. The Brethren Academy offices are located at the seminary in Richmond, Ind.

Hostetter is currently director of academic and student services at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She previously worked for the General Board as coordinator of Congregational Life Team Area 3, with specific focus on small membership and urban/ethnic congregations. She has been a member of the Pastoral Ethics Committee and the Church Extension Committee in Virlina District, and has been a pastor and a minister of music in Brethren congregations. She also has served as interim executive director of Metropolitan Churches United in Dayton, and has edited and written numerous Christian education resources.

She is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa. and United Theological Seminary, and currently is enrolled in a doctor of ministry program through the Center for Ministry and Leadership Development at Union-PSCE in Richmond, Va.

Source: 5/23/2008 Newsline

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