Director of Ministerial Formation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Because of its ecumenical character and local availability, Phillips Theological Seminary is an ideal community for ELCA students in the Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod to prepare for ministry before participating in the required year at an ELCA seminary.
The director of ministerial formation is available to:
- meet with ELCA students at Phillips on a scheduled basis;
- provide support and counsel for spiritual formation and personal and professional development;
- teach or arrange for the teaching of any required history and polity courses;
- inform and counsel ELCA students concerning denominational requirements;
- communicate the ELCA vision and mission so that students are prepared to meet this church’s leadership needs.
Schoenhals retired in 2011 as the Bishop of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod ELCA, Tulsa, Oklahoma.