President Molly T. Marshall

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities will burst open how you think about theological education.

This is neither a place that reinforces unexamined assumptions about spiritual questions nor a place that sidesteps the profound longings that arise as human beings. We actually revel in charting new pathways of wisdom even as we explore the faith traditions we have inherited.

When you enter the classroom at United, you will encounter professors who excel not only in their academic disciplines but also in the support they provide for your vocational discernment. Dynamic interaction in classes and thoughtful conversations in their offices or by Zoom creates a student-centered educational experience.

We have a curriculum that speaks to our time. There are four foci: social transformation, theology and the arts, public theology, and interreligious engagement. In each of these areas, the concern for justice remains paramount. If you pursue congregational leadership, chaplaincy, nonprofit work, an academic profession, or public service, you will be prepared to serve as a grounded spiritual and ethical leader.

Authentic belonging is the charism of true community. I assure you that you can find your place here. Our diverse students identify as scholars, healers, artists, and activists—sometimes all rolled up in the same person! We are anchored in progressive Christianity, but open to all faith traditions—and to those who have none. Together we hone a vision for what the world can become as we participate with the Holy in making all things new. 

So, check us out and see if we might be the right school to help you answer Mary Oliver’s grand question, “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” It will be a privilege to welcome you to a vibrant and growing seminary.

Rev. Dr. Molly T. Marshall
President, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities