Nancy Pittman becomes president of Phillips Theological Seminary

The search committee chair praised Pittman’s “vision for the future of theological education.”
January 8, 2019
Nancy Pittman
Nancy Pittman. Photo courtesy of Phillips Theological Seminary.

Nancy Pittman was named president of Phillips Theological Seminary in early January.

Claire Meredith, chair of the Tulsa seminary’s board of trustees and the search committee, said in a statement that Pitt­man had been chosen from a “di­verse pool of applicants.” She praised Pittman’s “strong leadership skills and vision for the future of theological education.”

Pittman began in the role immediately, having been interim president since July, and previously vice president of academic affairs, dean, and a professor of ministry. She is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), with which Phillips is affiliated.

“I hope we renew our concern for churches and communities that are seeking to be faithful to Jesus in the neighborhoods they serve in ever new, ever inspiring ways,” Pittman said in a statement.

A version of this article, which was edited January 10, appears in the print edition under the title “People: Nancy Pittman.”