Faculty Spotlight: Luther Oconer

1 | What Do You Like Most about Teaching at United? It has been more than a decade since I finally yielded to the nudging of the Holy Spirit leading me to do the unthinkable — leave a budding career in the then-emerging telecommunications industry in the Philippines and enter this exciting path to ordained…

Donor Spotlight: Jim and Jan Heinrich

Mrs. Jan Heinrich ’00, started out at United Theological Seminary as a student in the late 1990s, taking classes part-time. A few years after her graduation in 2000, she and her husband, Jim, took the opportunity to give back to the seminary. “It was in 2006 that the Heinrich Family Foundation, funded by my mother’s…

Donor Spotlight: Jim Tharp

When Mr. Jim Tharp joined United Theological Seminary’s Board of Trustees in 2009, he had never even set foot in a seminary. “I’m not a minister, never attended, never even walked into a seminary before,” Mr. Tharp said. “I live in Cincinnati, and I’ve gone to the United Methodist church down there for a number…