Finding Language and Imagery, written by Rev. Dr. Jennifer Lord, the Dorothy B. Vickery Associate Professor of Homiletics and Liturgical Studies,  has been licensed to Chinese Christian Literature Council as part of The Elements of Preaching Series. The series will be translated into Chiense over the course of the next four years.

In addition, her endorsements for Christian Ritualizing and the Baptismal Process (Pinwick Publications 2012) was featured on the book cover. Her endorsement also appears on the cover of Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church (Westminster John Knox 2011), along with an endorsement from President Ted Wardlaw.

Lana Russell, director of alumni and church relations has resigned her position. With the death of her two parents within the last year, Lana has determined that a large portion of her time and energy must be focused on her family's business making full time employment at the Seminary impossible for the foreseeable future.
Over the last two years, Lana served the Seminary with a passion for the church and a dedication to our alumni and their clergy colleagues. Lana will be with us through MidWinters, her last day will be February 10th, please join me in wishing Lana farewell during her final weeks at the Seminary.
Austin Seminary's commitment to our alumni and Synod churches remains strong. It is my priority to fill the position of Director of Alumni and Church Relations as quickly as possible and during the interim to continue those programs which keep this constituency connected with Austin Seminary and its mission. After February 10, Sr. Director of Development and Institutional Advancement Lisa Holleran, will be fielding calls and handling the responsibilities of this office. Please don't hesitate to reach Lisa at or 512-404-4803.

Job Posting: Click here to read more about the Director of Alumni and Church Relations position and to apply
Lori Rohre, director of human resources, was recently installed as the Austin Human Resources Management Association's 2012 President. The AHRMA is a professional association of human resource professionals in the greater Austin area, with approximately 1,000 members representing more than 500 businesses, and is an affiliate chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management.
Lisa Juica (MDiv'11) returns to Austin Seminary as the new Admissions Associate. In her role she will be participating in all aspects of the recruitment process for master's-level degree and certificate programs and the recruitment of participants in the on-campus Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program.

After faithfully serving as the Director of Doctor of Ministry program since 2003, David Lee Jones has resigned his position in order to pursue other vocational interests. His last day at Austin Seminary will be February 28, 2012. He has provided leadership and vision that has strengthened the DMin program, and he has made many additional contributions to the life and mission of Austin Seminary. He will be missed.

A search for a new Director of Doctor of Ministry will begin in the coming weeks. The DMin program continues to be a priority of Austin Seminary and students' degree programs will continue without interruption. In this period of transition, please direct all questions or concerns related to the DMin program to Allan Cole, Academic Dean at 512-404-4821 or