Summer Academy Testimonials

“In the interview process for becoming a licensed minister it was very evident that my attendance at Summer Academy for the past 2 years and my planned attendance this year had great bearing on the committee's positive response to my application.”
Earl Johnston, Pleasantville Church UCC

“My experience for the past two years of the Summer Academy at Lancaster Theological Seminary has been stimulating, spiritually uplifting, and socially delightful. The whole atmosphere, especially the chapel services lifted my spirits and made me feel closer to the Lord. I got to meet some delightful people with diverse personal stories. And besides I had a lot of fun. I have promoted the program to my fellow Lay Ministers in the New York Conference during our semiannual training sessions. And, this year, I brought my daughter with me.” 
John Sands, First Congregational UCC

“Summer Academy ... has been an amazing journey…far beyond what I had expected. The self-discovery, group discussion, and being part of this community has been a blessing.” 
Rhonda Thorne, MCC of the Blueridge

"No phone, no T.V., no “To Do” list, just time to take in, reflect, dialogue and worship in a welcoming and stimulating environment. Heavenly!" 

Anne Salo, St. Andrew Lutheran Church


For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Larry Covin, Jr., Director of Continuing Education, (717) 290-8714 or (800) 393-0654, ext. 8714, or by email