A Letter From the President
Welcome! And thank you for stopping by to look at Meadville Lombard Theological School.
For more than 165 years, our school has educated people for the liberal religious ministry -- specifically, but not exclusively - for service in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. We are academically rigorous, spiritually grounded, and unapologetically progressive.
Whether you are considering a spiritual vocation -- as a parish minister, educator, chaplain, or community leader -- or you seek to reinvigorate your vocational life, we have a program for you. Here, you will find descriptions of our masters and doctoral degrees including coursework as well as information about life as a Meadville Lombard student and information about the admissions process and financial aid.
We are located in Chicago, but Meadville Lombard TouchPoint℠ Theological Education enables students to live, work, and study in their own communities across North America or around the world. Students and faculty build community online, through telephone networking, and in person when intensive classes and convocations meet in Chicago several times annually.
No matter what your interest is in Meadville Lombard, this website will serve you.
In recent years, Meadville Lombard has taken exciting steps. Our curriculum has been newly designed to shape ministry for the multicultural and multiracial world. And we recently moved to an all-green downtown building that allows us to best conduct our 21st century graduate education in religion.
With support from generous donors, alumni/ae, and friends, Meadville Lombard is providing the leadership for the future of Unitarian Universalism.
Meadville Lombard is yours to explore. Click around and enjoy!
The Rev. Dr. Lee Barker, DMin ’78, DD ’01