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Member Schools

Lancaster Theological Seminary

Denominational information:
United Church of Christ
Contact Information:
555 West James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603-2897
p: 717-393-0654

Chief Executive Officer:
Heather Hartung Vacek
Chief Academic Officer:
Vanessa Lovelace
ATS Commission Staff Liaison:
Barbara Mutch

Enrollment/Faculty Information (reported Fall 2020)
Number of Students (FTE):  
99 (73.9)
Number of Full-Time Faculty (FTE):  
6 (15)

Accreditation Information:
Member Status:
Accredited in Good Standing
Commission's Statement of Accreditation Status
Year-Term of Next Comprehensive Accreditation Visit:
Approved Degree Programs:
MDiv, MA (Religion), MA in Ministry and Leadership, DMin

Approved Comprehensive Distance (Online) Education:

Year-term (subject) of next focused visit:
2022-spring (Merger)

Required Reports (Year-Month and Topic):

2022-04 (Resources (Financial))

Additional Information:
The Board of Commissioners has approved Lancaster Theological Seminary's request for a change in ownership and governing control, whereby management and control will transfer to Moravian University (anticipated: July 30, 2021) while the seminary continues as a degree-granting entity until late 2022 (or early 2023). The Board required a follow-up report by September 1, 2021, and authorized a focused visit within six months (i.e., anticipated by January 2022) of this change in ownership and governing control, per Policies and Procedures, IV.C.