Phillips Seminary Names New Vice President of Advancement

The Rev. Dr. Terry Ewing will join the staff of Phillips Theological Seminary as its first Vice President of Advancement in October. Ewing brings decades of fundraising and development experience in the local church and higher education to Phillips. 

“After conducting a national search, I’m pleased that we were able to attract a person like Terry who has experience serving congregations and also understands the unique needs of graduate theological formation,” said the Rev. Dr. Nancy Claire Pittman, president of Phillips. “We’re also thrilled to have an alumnus of the seminary leading this important work.” 

Ewing received a Master of Divinity degree from the Graduate Seminary of Phillips University in 1974.

He previously served as associate regional minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kentucky, Chaplain and Church Relations at Eureka College, and led University Place Christian Church in Champaign, Ill. as the senior minister. Most recently, he was the Director of Advancement at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth. 

“With the unique combination of its ethos, setting, and mission, I believe Phillips has a tremendous role in making an important contribution to ministry across denominations and within the broader culture,” Ewing said.