Franklin, who died at 76, embodied “the connection between the African-American spiritual, the blues, R & B, rock and roll.”
Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church said Epiphanius was "a true monk whose life was steeped in meekness and humbleness."
Crawford came to the seminary from a career in law and business.
Teaching was her ministry.
During Heath’s tenure the school faced conflict with some students and faculty related to racial diversity and sexuality.
Her last Sunday with the church she founded was earlier this summer.
The Vatican investigated his pastoral and administrative practices in the 1980s.
In a decade in the post, he built relationships of respect with leaders of many religious groups.
Meuser, a scholar of Martin Luther and American Lutheran history, also served on a multidenominational council and as a seminary president.
The consortium in Berkeley, California, includes research centers and seminaries of multiple faith traditions—but has been previously led by Christians.