Seminary family rises to the challenge

Lexington, Ky., Aug. 20, 2012 – The Lexington Theological Seminary community rose to the challenge, surpassing a $50,000 matching gift offer. A group of stewards and trustees said they would match qualifying gifts, up to $50,000, received by July 31, the end of the Seminary’s fiscal year.

President Charisse L. Gillett announced today that members of the Seminary community contributed $69,284 to the Mission and Ministry Matching Gift Challenge. Combined with the matching offer, the total raised was $119,284.

“The support of alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and congregations across the country make it possible to both mentor and challenge our students who desire to serve the church,” said Dr. Gillett. “It allows us to fulfill our mission to prepare faithful leaders for the church, and we offer heartfelt thanks to our partners who continue to support us in this ever-important endeavor.”

Interested donors may contact Mark Blankenship in the Office of Advancement and Development at (859) 280-1245.


Lexington Theological Seminary is an accredited graduate theological institution of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Consistent with the Disciples’ historic commitment to Christian unity, the Seminary is intentionally ecumenical with students, faculty, staff and trustees of various denominations. The Seminary has been preparing leaders for the church since 1865. For more information, visit