Anglican School of Ministry Hands Over Operations to Trinity
Over the summer of 2013, talks began between the Rev. Art Going, Dean and President of the Anglican School of Ministry (ASM), and the Ven. Dr. Mark Stevenson, Academic Dean at Trinity, about the possibility of folding the Anglican School of Ministry into Trinity’s online programs. The Leadership of the ASM felt that given the similarity of many of their program offerings to those of Trinity (especially now that the Master of Arts in Religion can be taken entirely online) as well as alignment with the vision, purpose, and values of Trinity School for Ministry, there was no longer a need to duplicate these efforts.
A final decision to merge was made in the late summer and Anglican School of Ministry ceased holding classes as of September 2013, encouraging all of its students to enroll at Trinity School for Ministry. Trinity will grant credit for work already completed through ASM programs and will receive and store all student records from the ASM.
“We are honored by the confidence that the Anglican School of Ministry has placed in our faculty and programs,” stated the Ven. Dr. Mark Stevenson. “We look forward to welcoming and forming ASM students as they continue work towards their academic goals.”
“The Lord is providing for our ASM students,” reflected the Rev. Dr. Herbert Hand (DMin 2011), former Board Member of Anglican School of Ministry. “Praise the Lord! Through ASM’s faithful and fruitful ministry many have been prepared and released into full and part-time ministry.”