Prayer meetings and town hall events part of seminary presidential search

  |  Source: Baptist Press

Danny Roberts (center), chair of the presidential search committee at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, prays with seminary faculty at a Sept. 12 gathering to seek God’s guidance during the search process. (BP Photo / Adam Covington / SWBTS)

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FORT WORTH (BP)—Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s presidential search committee formed an advisory committee of faculty, staff and students to support them in their work.

The committee will organize several prayer meetings and town hall meetings. At the town hall events, students, staff and faculty will be encouraged “to voice their opinions regarding what characteristics they would like to see in the institution’s next president,” a statement issued by the seminary said.

The first prayer meeting was held Sept. 12 on the Fort Worth campus. Other prayer meetings are scheduled Oct. 10 and Oct. 15.

Town hall meetings will begin Sept. 19, when students will meet in MacGorman Chapel, faculty in Draper Auditorium, and staff in Truett Auditorium. A joint town hall meeting is scheduled Sept. 26.

The nine-member presidential search committee was appointed by Southwestern trustee Chairman Kevin Ueckert and announced to the full board of trustees Aug. 23. The search committee held its first meeting Sept. 10-11, with a focus on prayer.

The committee is seeking a successor to former Southwestern President Paige Patterson.

Nominations and expressions of interest regarding the new president should be submitted to Danny Roberts, trustee presidential search committee chairman, at swbtspresidentialsearch@gmail.com.

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