Karen Mosby promoted to dean of student life at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

September 6, 2021
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Karen Mosby has been promoted to dean of student life at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Semi­nary. Since 2019, she has served as the seminary’s student chaplain, a role she will continue.

Mosby is an or­dained Baptist minister, and she holds both a doctor of ministry and a master of divinity degrees from Garrett. She is currently a PhD candidate at the seminary, researching the intersections of religious education, pop culture, and womanist hermeneutics, with a particular focus on the prophetic witness of Black millennials in the US.

She is a member of the Young Adult Initiative research team at Garrett, a project funded by the Lilly Endow­ment that seeks to help churches launch new ministries that will attract young adults.

 “I am grateful to have been entrusted with the opportunity to contribute to the fulfillment of Garrett’s vision and mission through this new position,” Mosby said in a statement issued by the seminary. “It is a full-circle moment that allows me to offer to new generations of Garrett students the kind of transformative spiritual accompaniment and mentorship that I received as a Garrett student. I’m excited about the possibilities that lie ahead!”