Seminary President's Inauguration Ceremony Set

(ATS Handout)Carol Lytch, the new president of Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, is seen in a file photo provided by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

The United Church of Christ-affiliated Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania will hold the installation ceremony for the Rev. Carol Lytch, the first woman president in the school's 187-year history, on April 28.

The ceremony for Lytch, who was selected last year, and who has already started her work with the seminary, will take place in the Barshinger Center at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster.

The inauguration weekend will allow the Lancaster Theological Seminary community to meet with the new president, will include poetry readings, a tour of the school's Santee Chapel on Friday April 27. Saturday will begin with a morning panel discussion in the chapel entitled "Educating Leaders for a Diverse World," followed by the ceremony.

Lytch, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian will become the 11th president in school history.

"I'm very committed to the church and its vitality and to quality education for ministry," she said, according to UCC News.

Lytch graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary and obtained a her Ph.D in Christian ethics and sociology of religion from Emory University will succeed the Rev. Riess Potterveld.

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