Cherry Hill Seminary

Education in Pagan and Nature Spiritualities to transform the world

aka CHS   |   Columbia, SC   |  www.cherryhillseminary.org

Mission

Cherry Hill Seminary empowers spiritual leadership, scholarship, and ethics through theological and pastoral education to nurture interfaith engagement in a diverse society.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Ms. Holli S. Emore

Main address

P.O. Box 212804

Columbia, SC 29221 USA

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EIN

20-4542690

NTEE code info

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Interfaith Issues (X90)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We are conducting an organization-wide assessment at this time, including a complete programs review, to determine gaps in our effectiveness, as well as to elicit updated input from stakeholders.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Master's Degrees

Master of Divinity

Master of Pagan Pastoral Care and Counseling

Master of Pagan Ministry

Master of Pagan Studies

Population(s) Served
Adults

Community Ministry Certificate

Population(s) Served
Adults

Insights are special short courses with a narrow focus on a specific topic. 

All Insights courses are available to the general public without application for admission to Cherry Hill Seminary. 

If you are not a Seminary student, you may simply register and pay the tuition.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Although Cherry Hill Seminary coursework is by distance education, periodically our students have the opportunity to meet faculty and classmates face-to-face.  These are occasions of close camaraderie, discussion, bonding, mentoring and experiential learning.

Each student is required to complete two or three such Academic Intensives before graduation, depending on the particular program. Typically, Academic Intensives require readings and homework in the several weeks before and after the face-to-face portion. Academic Intensive gatherings are four-to-seven days long, depending on the topic, and are held in various retreat locations. 

A second face-to-face learning opportunity is a Cherry Hill Seminary Conference or Symposium.  These are most often a one-two day meeting in a conference setting.  The general public is invited to join our students for conferences.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Provide education for ministry and religious studies which is Pagan/Earth-Based in focus.

We offer a Master of Divinity degree, which is the standard degree required for most chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and ministerial positions. We also offer non-degree specialized programs, and non-degree short courses to meet discrete needs, such as ethics training and sexual consent culture for small groups.

Our deans and faculty possess terminal degrees in their fields, and have a personal passion for our mission. Our board of directors is committed to building our sustainability and providing the best programs available in our field.

We have created all of our programs and infrastructure in the past decade. Hundreds of students have taken classes with us, more than forty have received certificates, and four have graduated with a Master of Divinity.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Cherry Hill Seminary

Board of directors
as of 3/7/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jeffrey Keefer

Diane Ciaccato

Ron Schaefer

Jeffrey Keefer

Margaret Meggs

James Taylor

Sara Blackwelder

Michael Anderson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/19/2020,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/19/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.