Theology Graduate Alumni
Erin Moss Taylor
"The Master of Theological Studies degree has deepened my faith and helped me think critically about scripture, theology, and ministry in a way that impacts my daily life. I have been challenged and enriched through the AU School of Theology and the caring professors who are investing in my life and ministry. I highly recommend the Anderson University School of Theology!”
Erin Moss Taylor, MTS ’10; Adult Ministries Director, The Church at the Crossing
"I spent almost 20 years of my life in what I would now call an extreme fundamentalist cult. By God’s grace, I came to the School of Theology to begin the process of sorting through my beliefs. The SOT faculty helped me to understand what the Bible says — and what it doesn’t say! They have patiently listened to me process my thoughts. I found a wonderful community willing to help me heal. "
Kimberly Lyle-Ippolito, AU Professor of Biology and Allied Health Advisor; MTS Candidate
"At the School of Theology, I learned about living and growing in community. I had been in pastoral ministry for about four years prior to my seminary education. I had learned many of the practical applications of pastoral life, but I had never really devoted much energy into searching out what motivations informed my ministry practice. Faculty, staff, and fellow students went on that journey with me. Though I was searching, I was not alone. Professors served as spiritual mentors and fellow sojourners, and study, for me, became worship in spirit and in truth. As campus pastor at Anderson University, I am now working to nurture much the same type of community among undergraduate students that I experienced in the School of Theology."
Kimberly is a 2003 graduate of the School of Theology and currently serves as associate professor of biblical studies at the seminary.
"Seminary is a time of reading, writing, and learning. Students are bombarded with new concepts and new ways of understanding the church, Christianity, and the world. A number of times, I felt as though I couldn't cram one more bit of knowledge into my head (especially right before final exams). This is the nature of school, especially graduate school. But ministry is more than just an accumulation of information about God and the church. Ministry is using that information to impact lives. Somehow, students need to remember that the goal of this scholarly work is to further the Kingdom of God. The School of Theology offers just such an opportunity. This is where "the rubber meets the road."
Jason is currently finishing course work toward his Master of Divinity degree and lives with his wife, Karen, and their son in Sioux Falls, S.D.
"I really enjoyed my time at AUSOT. It was a unique time of personal transformation. It forced me to grow in my faith and mature as a person. I gained knowledge and understanding, both academically and theologically. I have also been enriched post graduation from the friends and relationships I made while in Anderson. I believe I have made relationships that will serve me well for friendship, collaboration, and encouragement, for a life time of ministry and service to the Kingdom of God."
Darius serves as Financial Coordinator at CMCD University of Houston.