Dear Friends of MTS and Mary Lin Hudson,

Dr. Mary Lin Hudson joined the Memphis Theological Seminary community as the first woman faculty member in 1988. Throughout these years, Mary Lin has impacted thousands of students from a multitude of denominations to be more effective preachers of the Good News. It costs approximately $20,000 annually to educate just one of these leaders in the Church and our larger community. However, MTS charges our students less than half that amount in tuition costs because of the support of our gracious donors.

We have set an ambitious goal of raising $50,000 in gifts and pledges in Mary Lin’s honor over a five-year period to financially support our students. This campaign will allow us to educate five new students this fall. The following shows how many gifts are needed at each level for us to work together to accomplish this goal.

Platinum Donor
$1,000 annual gift pledged over five years for a total contribution of $5,000 (5 needed)

Gold Donor
$500 annual gift pledged over five years for a total contribution of $2,500 (6 needed)

Silver Donor
$200 annual gift pledged over five years for a total contribution of $1,000 (10 needed)

I am happy to report that we have already secured 2 pledges at the Platinum level!

We want to be able to surprise Mary Lin with this announcement at a special luncheon in her honor on Friday, April 19, 2024. Prior to lunch, there will be a worship opportunity in our chapel at 11:05 AM. During lunch, we will present Mary Lin with a written reflection on her time at MTS along with a list of donors who have given in her honor. Please contact Ms. Mary Ruth Womble by email at mwomble@memphisseminary.edu or by phone at (901) 334-5855, to confirm your attendance for chapel and lunch on this special day.

Thank you for supporting MTS in the past—you are needed now more than ever. We hope you will make a five-year pledge at one of the giving levels above. Doing so will bring joy to Mary Lin, enhance the mission of MTS, sustain students for a lifetime of ministry, and impact the Kingdom of our Lord forever. We will follow-up this letter with phone calls in the coming weeks to share more details, or please feel free to call my mobile phone at your convenience if you prefer (662-512-8226).

Thank you for your gracious consideration,

Rev. Dr. Jody Hill
MTS President

 If you can’t attend in person but want to help us meet the $50,000 goal it’s easy to do so. Go here to donate online. and note the gift in honor of Mary Lin Hudson. You are also welcome to mail a check to:
Office of Advancement  
Memphis Theological Seminary 
168 East Parkway South 
Memphis, TN 38104-4395