Tyler to Join Seminary as Mentoring Program Coordinator

Preaching at Regional AssemblyLexington, Ky., Aug. 27, 2014 – Former Christian Church in Kentucky moderator Tanya J. Tyler joins Lexington Theological Seminary Sept. 1 as coordinator of the Mentoring Program.

The Rev. Tyler was moderator of the Christian Church in Kentucky from 2008-2012. She has served on the Steering Committee for the Process of Discernment of Racism in North America for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, is a member of the Board of Directors for Chalice Press (currently vice president), Christian Care Communities and the Christian Church Foundation, and also serves on the Committee on Ministry for the Christian Church in Kentucky.

Tyler is a 2006 graduate of LTS and a 1981 graduate of Rockford College (now University) in Rockford, Illinois. An ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), she has served churches in Burgin, Smithfield, and London, Ky. She is the founding pastor of Chalice Christian Church, a new church start established in London in 2012.

She previously worked for the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper and is a freelance writer and editor whose articles have appeared in Disciples World and Just Women magazines, as well as Chicken Soup for the Soul. She was chosen as Kentucky’s delegate to the 2012 Women to Women Worldwide trip to China.

Tyler follows the Rev. Jan Ehrmantraut, a former pastor and Regional Minister of the Christian Church in Kentucky. Ehrmantraut retired Aug. 31 and plans to spend more time with her growing family.


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 www.lextheo.edu.