D.Min., Urban Missions concentration
"My life should be an open book, a book that everyone can read about Jesus Christ my Savior," says Satish Kumar, a D.Min. student at the Philadelphia campus. Read his student profile and learn more about his background, his favorite authors, and what brought him to Westminster.
Ph.D., Systematic Theology concentration
"Once my wife and I decided to explore the possibility of my pursuing a PhD degree, I became increasingly convinced that I could justify such a family commitment only by enrolling at a school that went deep into the historic Reformed tradition. I wanted to come away from my student years having plunged as far as possible into the theology not only that honors God, but, because it honors God, would prove useful for a lifetime of ministry to the church." Read his profile.
M.A.R., Theological Studies emphasis
"Westminster has proven to be truly, truly challenging; and, admittedly, this is something that I did not expect from a seminary. In my ignorance, I thought that the work would at least be a little bit easier than in undergrad, but, gratefully, I am learning more and more that the richness of our subject matter--namely, God--is inexhaustible, so there will always be more to learn, not only quantitatively, but qualitatively. I love it.
Not only the academics, though, but the focus on growing spiritually has been a pleasant surprise. Honestly, previously in my life, I have kept "growing in grace" and "growing in knowledge" in very separate spheres. At Westminster, I am learning not only how to combine the two, but the necessity of doing so." Read her profile
M.Div., Pastoral Ministries emphasis
Mark Howard is a Westminster student in the MDiv pastoral program. He grew up in England, and came to America to work for a Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) church in Greenwich, CT, where he met his wife. While at the church in Connecticut, many of the pastors in the Metro West presbytery recommended that he attend Westminster for pastoral training. In 2010, he heeded that advice and moved to the Philadelphia area with his wife, Cherilyn. Read his profile.
M.Div., General Studies emphasis
Andrew Kim grew up in Baltimore, MD, and went to Johns Hopkins University. While attending university, he felt the call to go into the ministry, and shortly after graduation, he came to Westminster to pursue a Masters of Divinity degree. He heard about Westminster through some of the pastors he knew, but Westminster’s distinctives attracted him to become a student. “There were some things I really didn’t know and couldn’t place my finger on, things that I didn’t have terminology to describe until I got to Westminster, for example, presuppositional apologetics and redemptive history. When I visited Westminster, they specifically talk about those two things in their admissions booklet. When I saw that, I figured that this is exactly what I want to be trained in, and how I want to be trained.” Read his profile.
Ellie Grigsby is a student in the Master of the Arts in Biblical Counseling program. While at Wheaton College, she began speaking with a biblical counselor who had graduated from Westminster. Ellie says of that experience, “She was really discipling me at that time. In my last semester in college I saw that my functional view of God was very different from what I said about him; I didn’t see him as a God who exalted over me with singing, like in Zephaniah [3:17]. I even saw how my functional view of Scripture was lacking—I didn’t turn to what God says about himself in his Word to know him. Her perspective of ‘getting God’s gaze of our lives through Scripture’ really changed me.” Read her profile.
Will and Kelli Ross
M.Div., General Studies emphasis; M.A.B.C.
Will and Kelli Ross started their studies at Westminster in the summer of 2010.They are in two of Westminster’s most popular degree programs. Will is studying for a Master of Divinity with a general ministries emphasis, and Kelli is in the Master of the Arts in Biblical Counseling program. A few of Will’s professors at Grove City College were Westminster graduates who encouraged him to consider Westminster as an option for seminary as he began to consider that path. Because of Westminster’s positive influence on his college education , and because he is from the Philadelphia area, Westminster became the obvious choice. Read their profile.