The Doctor of Ministry degree was first approved by The American Association of Theological Schools (now ATS) in 1972, with significant growth occurring in the number and scope of these programs soon after its inception.

BARRYTOWN - All of us have games, pastimes or hobbies we enjoy. Ute Delaney, Registrar at the Unification Theological Seminary for the past 20 years and a 2010 graduate, has what she affectionately refers to as her “other life.”

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eric sylteThis summer, UTS is welcoming Rev. Eric Sylte as its new Director of Student Life and Chaplain.

Before coming to UTS, Rev. Sylte was Pastor of the Seattle Family Church and Human Resources Manager at a seafood company in the Seattle area. Of Norwegian ancestry, Eric grew up in Coos Bay on the Oregon coast and joined the Unification movement in Eugene, Oregon, in 1976.

Rev. Sylte served as the Unification Church pastor in Nashville, Tennessee and as an educator at the Atlanta Workshop Center before matriculating at UTS in 1989. After completing his Masters of Divinity in 1992, Eric resumed the ministry in Portland, Oregon and then Seattle.

The Director of Student Life and Chaplain is a new position at UTS, expanding the former Dean of Students office. Student surveys have indicated a request for increased spiritual formation and counseling services. The DSLC will assume these functions, working with a team in a newly formed “Office of Spirituality and Community Life.”


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