New Student Online Orientation

We designed this program to familiarize new students with Lancaster Theological Seminary. It parallels the face-to-face on-campus orientation held August 14-15, 2014 at the start of the Fall Semester.


Welcome from Rev. Dr. Carol E. Lytch, President, and Rev. Dr. David M. Mellott, Dean

We join our faculty, staff, and trustees in warmly welcoming you at this, the exciting start of your theological education here at Lancaster Seminary.

You now are a part of the line of distinguished seminarians who, since 1825, have sought the academic rigor, spiritual formation, vibrant worship, and celebration of differences within Christian traditions that are the hallmarks of theological education at Lancaster.

We are confident that as you study here with diligence and prayerfulness, you will gain the theological acumen and ministerial and leadership skills necessary to serve with excellence the church and society.

May God guide your heart and mind in the peace of Christ as you embark on your theological journey with us.


Student Resources on the Seminary Website

2013-2014 Student Handbook


Lancaster Seminary offers you two main forms of technology along with several supporting technologies available from the My LTS section of our website -

The following sections introduce you to our email system (gmail with Google Drive) and the Moodle integrated learning system.

Email system ( at Lancaster Seminary

The email system that is used by all students, faculty, and staff at the Seminary is built on top of Google Mail (Gmail). Your email address is generated when you officially enroll at the Seminary and is based on your name followed by

Moodle system ( Information Page 

We use the integrated learning system Moodle. Your Seminary email address is your Moodle username. You will get an email at the beginning of your first semester with a default password that you must change when you first login to Moodle. Use the Moodle system information link to watch the orientation video to learn how to use Moodle.

Fall 2014 Orientation Schedules

MDiv, MA(R) and Certificate Students Orientation Schedule

DMin Students Orientation Schedule

Orientation Presenters and Associated Activities

Writing Exercise for New Students

Frank Gray will conduct the Writing Exercise for new students in Lark 206.

Student ID Photos

Augustine Apprey, Information Technology, will take your photo and answer your technical support questions in the Hafer Center. Contact Augustine at (717) 290-8747 or


Welcome & Prayer Service - Hafer Center

David Mellott

 Kendal Brown

  Ruth-Aimée Belonni-Rosario

Nick Peterson


Introduction to Theological Studies: "Why Am I Here?"

David Mellott


Student Loans & Finances - Hafer Center

Teresa Benneian, registrar & financial aid loan counselor

Cheryl DeMarco, project manager - Lilly grant for managing student debt


Degree Overviews

Master of Divinity (MDiv) - David Mellott, Hafer Center

Master of Arts (Religion) - Greg Carey, Schaff 216

Doctor of Ministry - Marty Kuchma, Library Conference Room

Certificate Programs - Kendal Brown, Hafer Lobby


Bookstore, Registrar, and Business Office Overviews - Hafer Center

Nahkia Stevens, faculty assistant - bookstore

Teresa Benneian, registrar & financial aid loan counselor

Elizabeth Bennett, vice president - operations & finance

Rose Germeyer, business office administrative assistant

HOW TO: Place an order from the bookstore.


Academic Reading and Theological Writing - Schaff Library

Greg Carey and Myka Kennedy Stephens


Discussion "Learning in a Diverse Environment" - Dinner & Conversation - Hafer Center

Lee Barrett & Student Facilitators


Inclusive and Expansive Language Workshop - Hafer Center

David Mellott and Julia O'Brien


Advising - Hafer Center

Greg Carey

Stephanie Crumpton

David Mellott

Julia O'Brien

Myka Kennedy Stephens


Payment - Business Office (2nd Floor of the Library)

Rose GermeyerRose Germeyer


Registration - Hafer Center

Teresa BenneianTeresa Benneian