The Theological Education Fund is grateful for the service of the members of the Seminary Support Network, who help us tell the story of the great education being provided by our seminaries.
- Presbytery Resources Persons are volunteers who help represent theological education to the presbyteries.
- Regional and Synod representatives link mid-council staff, including Synods, to the important work of our seminaries.
The Seminary Support Network is an essential partnership in promoting the Theological Education Fund and for helping churches across the denomination understand the importance of theological education through our Presbyterian seminaries. The network has grown significantly over the years and is made up of two different groups.
Presbytery Resource Persons: Representing 140 different presbyteries, these voluntary resource persons serve as liaisons between their presbyteries and national offices in support of theological education. They interpret the TEF and lift up the importance of theological education among PC(USA) congregations. They also maintain regular communication with one of the 16 Synod Regional Representatives who help resource and nurture them in their work.
Regional / Synod Representatives: These representatives from each Synod serve by identifying, training, and equipping Presbytery Resource Persons as they promote the TEF among congregations in each of the presbyteries. They also function as primary links among mid councils in interpreting the TEF and inspiring support for theological education throughout the church.
Each network member holds a profound appreciation of the seminaries and the work they do. Their enthusiasm and ability to engage others in supporting and celebrating theological education is greatly appreciated by seminaries and churches alike.