2014 D.Min. Graduates Awarded Degrees

The WTU Board of Trustees approved the award of the degree of Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality to the following students:

  • Jared Heath Bryson
  • Rev. Michelle Skillas Earnest
  • Sr. Carol Higgins, SNJM
  • Mary E. Miller
  • Deacon Thomas Anthony Pinataro
  • Rev. Dr. Catherine Quehl-Engel, and
  • Kendrick Demond Weaver.

The degrees were officially presented to these graduates as part of the graduation ceremony of the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia on May 22, 2014.

Updates on Alumni & Friends – February 2014

- New Graduates. In December 2013, the WTU Board of Trustees approved the award of degrees and certificates to the following students: Doctor of Ministry (Spirituality): Francis E. Chambers, OSA; Euihyeon Hwang; Mary Leanne Hubbard, SND; Jimmy H. Macalinao; James J. MacNew, OSFS; Master of Arts In Pastoral Studies: Leonardo Moredo; Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies: Christopher B. Powers.

- Dr. Anne E. McLaughlin, RSM completed her term as Chief Academic Officer and as Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at WTU. Her accomplishments on behalf of the Washington Theological Union were recognized in an official resolution of the WTU Board of Trustees on December 4, 2013. As a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, she will continue her work with the Conference for Mercy Higher Education located in Silver Spring, Md.

- Rev. Sean Sheridan, TOR, who received his Master of Divinity degree from WTU in 2007, was recently installed as President of the Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio).

- Rev. Daniel Horan, OFM, who received his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology double degree from WTU in 2010, is a published author and recently became an editorial columnist for the Jesuit national weekly magazine, America. He is currently also a doctoral student at Boston College.

- Ms. Joan Knetemann, who received her Master of Arts in Theology (Spirituality) from WTU in 2010, has recently joined the staff of the Carmelite Institute. Previously, she was the Director of Development for WTU.

- Dr. Edward McCormack, former WTU faculty member in Pastoral Studies, was ordained in June 2013 to the Office of Deacon by Cardinal Donald Wuerl for the Archdiocese of Washington. He is ministering at St. John the Baptist parish in suburban Washington, D.C.

- Very Rev. James Greenfield, OSFS, Chair of the WTU Board of Trustees, has also taken on new duties as President of the US Conference of Major Superiors of Men