Rev. Dr. Carolyne M. Call of Granger, Indiana, will lead development and communication in Lancaster Seminary's Office of Advancement. She will be responsible for all fundraising efforts and will direct alumni/ae, church and community relations, stewardship, communication, and marketing.
Rev. Dr. Carol E. Lytch, president of Lancaster Theological Seminary, said, “Dr. Carrie Call is a scholar and inspiring leader with extensive experience in higher education, Church and community relations. We are delighted to welcome her to this historic seminary as we prepare to enter our third century of educating and nurturing leaders for the Church and the world.”
Call joins Lancaster Seminary on Oct. 17 from the Indiana-Kentucky Conference of the United Church of Christ where she has served as an associate conference minister since 2012. Previously she worked for 10 years at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, as an instructor in the departments of Psychology and Education and director of the Office for Civic and Social Engagement. From 1992-97 she was pastor of Old First Church, Middletown, N.J.
She is author of Spiritually Healthy Divorce: Navigating Disruption with Insight & Hope (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2010).
Call holds three degrees from Cornell University: B.S. in Rural Sociology (1986), M.S. in Development Sociology (2000), and Ph.D. in Education (2004). She received a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Systematic Theology from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in 1990, and was ordained as a minister with full standing in the United Church of Christ in 1994.
Lancaster Theological Seminary, a graduate school affiliated with the United Church of Christ, is known for academic excellence, celebration of differences across Christian traditions, and creative engagement on issues of importance to our world.