Welcome to the Incoming Class of Berkeley School of Theology, 2021!

As you embark upon the next chapter in your life, we are excited that you chose Berkeley School of Theology. You are entering during an extraordinary historical moment, as the first class under the name of Berkeley School of Theology. We welcome you with open arms and pray continued success and blessings over your life as you embrace your educational experience. Orientation is confirmed for August 27, 2020 in a zoom platform. Additional information will be forwarded to you as it relates to the time, zoom link and necessary materials to prepare you in advance. If you have any admissions or financial aid concerns, feel free to contact Lori Spears at lspears@bst.edu. If you have questions regarding courses or curriculum, contact your advisor or the Dean, LeAnn Snow Flesher, PhD at lflesher@bst.edu. We wanted to take one brief moment to say WELCOME to the Berkeley School of Theology! We look forward to learning and growing together.

Are you wondering where you can ask deep questions, mature intellectually and spiritually, and prepare for diverse ministries during such a time as this? Look no further. ABSW welcomes the occasion to inspire your theological imagination and help your head, heart, and hands discern a meaningful vocational path.   

First day of Fall 2020 instruction begins Tuesday, 8 September 2020. Open Registration for current students began on Monday, June 15, 2020. General Registration begins Monday, August 24, 2020. You have ample opportunity to complete a FREE online application at bst.edu. Due to the global crisis of COVID-19, the application fee for Fall 2020 has been waived.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lori D. Spears at lspears@bst.edu or 510.841.1905 x239.

The Associate Ministers of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, CA would like to honor Rev. Annette Carter Peoples with a financial contribution to the newly named Berkeley School of Theology, formerly known as the American Baptist Seminary of the West. Rev. Peoples will serve as the student speaker at commencement. Allen Temple is under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Jacqueline A. Thompson.

CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED TO THE SEMINARY ELECTRONICALLY BY VISITING https://bst.edu/support/bst-online-donations/

If you have questions about making a contribution, please contact Lori D. Spears at lspears@bst.edu or 510.841.1905 x239. Thank you for your liberal giving in support of Rev. Annette Carter Peoples in the completion of her Master of Divinity degree from Berkeley School of Theology.


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REV. Dr. James Brenneman, President
Rev. Dr. Lori D. Spears, VP of Institutional Advancement
Rev. Dr. LeAnn Flesher, VP of Academics & Professor
Rev. Sam Fielder, Executive Assistant to the President

Contact us at 510-841-1905 ext 239 or email us at lspears@bst.edu

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