Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Students Experience Cross-Cultural Trips

During the Seminary’s spring break, 56 students, alums, others from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will explore mission opportunities abroad. Ten students will travel with the Rev. Dr. Scott Sunquist, professor of world Christianity, to Egypt. A second group of five students will travel with the Rev. Dr. Don Dawson, director of World Mission Initiative, and the Rev. Jennifer Haddox ’06, assistant director of World Mission Initiative, to Southeast Asia. A group of 12 students will be visiting Israel and Palestine with the Rev. Todd Leach, associate pastor at Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Traveling to the Mexican border are seven others under the leadership of the Rev. John Welch ’02, vice president for student services and dean of students. Also heading to Mexico is a group of six with the Rev. Keith Kaufold ’07, pastor at Eighth Avenue Place, Homestead, Pa. A final assembly of four are planning their trip to Nepal with PTS student Jonathan Wagner organizing.

These trips are coordinated through the Seminary’s World Mission Initiative. WMI is a fellowship of Presbyterians dedicated to developing mission vision, nurturing missionary vocations, and cultivating missional congregations. WMI exists to help Christians understand how God is at work in the world and how they can share in that work.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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