About Us

A Welcome from Our President, the Rev. Dr. Katharine R. Henderson

I welcome you to Auburn’s Web site—our “virtual campus.” This site is a primary way you can participate in the life and work of this seminary without walls. A hallmark of Auburn from its beginning—almost two hundred years ago—has been the practice of taking theological education outside the seminary into churches and community settings, even into prisons. Currently, you have found Auburn in those traditional settings, and also in synagogues, mosques, and other religious communities; in schools, corporate boardrooms, hospitals; and on radio, television, and the Web. And even more recently, Auburn is deeply involved in researching and building social justice movements and campaigns.

This Web site is our attempt to reach you and an ever-broader public around the globe—and to be reached by you. Our reason for maintaining this site is not just practical but theological. We believe that our understanding of the Divine is interwoven with every aspect of our personal and professional lives. We believe in the power and possibility of your leadership. Learning about God is a lifelong focus, and whether you are a religious or a secular professional, a community volunteer, a Millennial, a teenager, or a seeker, you will find something to learn here, something that engages, challenges and supports you in fulfilling your call to heal and repair the world.

We invite you to partner with us in the life and work of Auburn. Please read our most recent email newsletter, and subscribe to our mailing list. Let us hear from you with comments (below), use this Web site as a resource for your life and work. Come to our courses and events, and join the groundswell. Celebrate this moment of life and purpose.

Katharine Henderson
President, Auburn Theological Seminary