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The Washington Theological Union is concluding its service as a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry. Established in 1968, the Union educated students from around the world for ordination, lay ministry and leadership in the Church and world. The school will be concluding its years of service in 2015 and admissions are no longer being accepted.

Board of Trustees

Washington Theological Union is governed by a Board of Trustees, which includes the Major Superiors of the religious institutes that are current corporate or sponsor members of the school as well as other religious, clergy and lay persons.

Mr. John C. Altmiller, Esq.
Retired Partner
Kenyon and Kenyon, LLP
Vienna, Virginia

Very Rev. Justin Biase, OFM Conv
Minister Provincial
Order of Friars Minor Conventual, Province of the Immaculate Conception
Rensselaer, New York

Linda Budney LaRoche
Lay Minister
Potomac, Maryland

Very Rev. Andrew Ciferni, O. Praem.
Prior and Rector
Daylesford Abbey
Paoli, PA

Mrs. Kathleen G. Curtin
Lay Minister
Washington, District of Columbia

Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm.
Prior of the North American Province of St. Elias of the Order of Carmelites
Middletown, NY

Very Rev. James Greenfield, OSFS (Chair)
Provincial Superior of the Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of the Obalates of St. Francis de Sales and President, U.S. Conference of Major Superiors of Men
Wilmington, DE

Ms. Patricia A. Maloney
The Aerospace Corporation
Rosslyn, Virginia

Very Rev. John O’Connor, OFM
Provincial Minister
Order of Friars Minor, Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus
New York, New York

Major General Les Palm, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) (Vice-Chair and Acting President)
Former President and Chief Executive Officer of,
Marine Corps Association & Marine Corps Association Foundation
Dumfries, VA


The Washington Theological Union enjoys the accreditation and licensure status awarded by the following  entities :

Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
Approved WTU degree programs: MDiv, MA in Pastoral Studies, MTS, MA, DMin; Distance Education Programs
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103
412-788-6506 FAX 412-788-6510

Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Approved WTU degree programs: MDiv, MA in Pastoral Studies, MA, MTS, DMin; Distance Education Programs
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680

District of Columbia State Education Office (Licensure Commission)
Approved WTU Graduate Certificates: Carmelite Studies, Franciscan Theology and Spirituality, Spirituality Studies, Spiritual Direction Studies, Theological Studies and Word and Worship.
51 N St., NE 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

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