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Winebrenner Seminary Welcomes Dr. Bruce Coats!

Winebrenner Theological Seminary is excited to welcome Dr. Bruce Coats who will begin his time as Vice President of Academic Advancement & Academic Dean on Wednesday, August 15. Dr. Coats has a Ph.D. in Religious Communication from Marquette University. He has significant experience in Christian higher education as an ordained minister (Wisconsin / Northern Michigan District of the Assemblies of God) and executive leader (Chief Academic Officer at SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary). We look forward to getting to know Dr. Coats and his wife, Sheryl, in the coming months.

Called Up was a Grand Slam!

The Seminary held its first-ever Called Up! fundraiser to support the students of Winebrenner Theological Seminary and it was definitely a homerun! On Sunday August 5th, the day after commencement, over a 125 Seminary Supporters & Companies, attended a Toledo Mud Hens baseball game to raise money for student assistance. The event raised nearly $10,000! Thank you, again, to all of our Corporate Sponsors! Bishop-Kandel Rentals, LLC – Presenting Grand Slam Sponsor; Dr. Jamey and Rachel Schmitz – Grand Slam Sponsor; Whitson Properties – Grand Slam Sponsor; Anonymous Donor – Grand Slam Sponsor; College First Church of God – Triple Level Sponsor; Munn Wealth Management – Triple Level Sponsor; RCO Law – Double Level Sponsor; Six Disciplines – Double Level Sponsor; Churches of God, Western Region – Single Level Sponsor; Pathway Community Church – Single Level Sponsor

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Winebrenner Seminary Commencement 2018  – Saturday, August 4

In collaboration with the University of Findlay’s UFTV, Commencement Exercises live streamed via UF’s Youtube channel. The recorded broadcast will be available in the coming weeks on Winebrenner's Youtube channel at this link. Thank you to UFTV Productions for live streaming and recording Commencement 2018. Most importantly, CONGRATULATIONS to our graduates this year!

Dr. Jamey Schmitz - Doctor of Divinity (Honorary)

Dr. Xiande Hong - Doctor of Ministry

Dr. Madonna Mathews - Doctor of Ministry

Robert Fall - Master of Divinity

Michael Martin - Master of Divinity

Kelly Beckett - Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling

Joe Carpenter - Master of Arts in Practical Theology

Kay Cocklin - Master of Arts in Practical Theology

Lezlie McCrory - Master of Arts in Practical Theology

Michael Schooley - Master of Arts in Practical Theology

Devin Dillinger - Master of Arts in Practical Theology

Brian Odey - Master of Arts in Family Ministry

Ammon Hochstetler - Diploma, Pastoral Training Institute

Dr. Don Dennison - 2018 Distinguished Alumnus

Winebrenner Theological Seminary is now an institutional participant in NC-SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements)! We are listed on the www.nc-sara.org website.

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is the national initiative to provide more access to online courses while maintaining compliance standards with state regulatory agencies. SARA allows Winebrenner to provide online courses outside of our own state borders by seeking and maintaining state approvals via a streamlined process. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education.

This means that Winebrenner can offer its online courses to students in any of the participating states (California and Massachusetts are non-participants). While Winebrenner does not currently offer fully online programs we do offer online courses on a regular basis.

If you are interested in our online offerings please contact the admissions office (admissions@winebrenner.edu or 419-434-4220) or if you are a current student, the Student Success and Records Coordinator (kinney@winebrenner.edu or 419-434-4241).

Important Note for Students: If you are considering an online academic program that leads to a professional license, it is highly recommended you contact the appropriate licensing agency where you plan to receive instruction before beginning your academic program. NC-SARA does not provide reciprocity for state professional licensing requirements. Academic programs and individual graduates must meet standards set by that state’s licensure requirements in order for a graduate to be eligible for a license. Students may transfer online credits into a program according to their institutions guidelines.

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