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MTS Mourns the Loss of Mrs. Jeanne Varnell

MTS Mourns the Loss of Mrs. Jeanne Varnell

All of us at Memphis Theological Seminary were saddened to hear the news that Mrs. Jeanne Varnell passed away last week. A longtime philanthropist, Jeanne Varnell committed her life to making a difference in Memphis. She received her B.A. from Rhodes College, her M.A....

Accreditation News from MTS

Accreditation News from MTS

Dear MTS Family, I am pleased to announce that last week our accreditation was reaffirmed by SACSCOC for ten years without any stipulations! In addition, we are approved for accreditation by ATS through 2025. Both of these accrediting bodies have also approved Memphis...

Alumni Spotlight: Diane Harrison

Alumni Spotlight: Diane Harrison

In 2007, Rev. Diane Harrison began planting Grace Place United Methodist Church at what is now the Women's Therapeutic Residential Center (WTRC) near Henning, Tennessee. Grace Place remains one of only two United Methodist congregations in the world located within a...

Notes on Ordination by Rev. Steve Garcia

Notes on Ordination by Rev. Steve Garcia

Rev. Steve Garcia Rev. Steve Garcia was ordained on Nov 1, 2020, at First Congregational Church. Located in Midtown (Memphis), First Congregational is part of the St. Louis Association of the Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ. "I am...