Social Justice Expert Rev. Dr. Larry D. Covin, Jr. of Atlanta is our new Director of Continuing Education. Author, teacher, and an in-demand consultant in the areas of ethics, social justice, nonviolence training, and prison reform, he earned a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree from Lancaster Seminary in 2012 with a thesis on corrections and prison reform ethics using the framework of political philosopher John Rawls. He graduated in 1991 from The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, where he received a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree in Christian Education. His undergraduate education was at Albany State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He is an ordained minister in both the Disciples of Christ and Methodist churches.
At Lancaster Seminary, he will direct continuing education programs including guest lectureships, Summer Academy, Pathways, and the Safe Church and Healthy Congregations initiative.
Dr. Covin will continue as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Baltimore and Howard County Community College in Maryland. He is author of “Homelessness, Poverty and Incarceration: The Criminalization of Despair” in The Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, University of North Carolina.
A native of Neptune, NJ, Dr. Covin is the son of Larry D. Covin, Sr., of Asbury Park, NJ, and Isabelle Covin-Baker of Dallas, TX.
Dr. Covin and his wife, Gloria Freeman-Covin, will make their home in the Lancaster area.
About Lancaster Theological Seminary
Lancaster Theological Seminary is a richly diverse and dynamic graduate school of theology located in the historic city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Affiliated with the United Church of Christ, our campus is home to an engaged community of students and faculty from many Christian traditions and backgrounds. Our mission is to educate and strengthen Christian leaders for congregations and other vocations serving church and society.