Educational Institutions


Educating and forming lay and ordained leaders for the church in a changing world.

aka General Theological Seminary

New York, NY


Educating and forming lay and ordained leaders for the church in a changing world.

Ruling Year


Dean and President

The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle

V.P. and Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Michael DeLashmutt

Main Address

440 West 21st Street

New York, NY 10011 USA


Seminary, Advanced Education, Church leaders





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Protestant (X21)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Responding to the need for ordained and lay leaders who leave seminary educated and formed to serve the church in a changing world, prepared to meet challenges and demands that are both spiritual and practical.

Our programs

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

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Master of Divinity

Master of Sacred Theology

Master of Arts and Certificate Programs

Masters of Arts in Ministry

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The integration of diverse academic programming with formation for ministry in a communal life of worship and prayer.

Every aspect of General Theological Seminary's work and life is oriented towards the education and formation of leaders. To ensure that our mission is fulfilled, the Strategic Vision and Strategic Pillars have been used as a guide for planning and evaluating both strategic and operational decisons. The Strategic Vision is to achieve Financial, Missional, and Cultural Sustainability. The Strategic Pillars are 1) Complete implementation of a transformative and pioneering approach to seminary education. 2) Developing and making available vocational and specialized certificate and Master degree programs that expand our current offerings for students seeking to be lay leaders in the church, or to augment previous seminary education. 3) Expanding academic and formation opportunities by forging alliances with other institutions. 4) Undertaking a major gifts initiative for non-operating, capital expenses.

General Theological Seminary has a renewed corporate identity with a new emphasis on truth-telling and critical self-awareness within the community. All constituencies are united in following our mission statement and strategic pillars to track toward financial, cultural, and missional sustainability. As an institution we have sought and continue to seek to evaluate and assess whether the claims we make about our institutional life are actually reflected in our practices. Out of this common sense of identity has emerged a renewed collegial atmosphere and a widely felt sense of teamwork and comradery.

The values reflected by the strategic vision are operationalized through the concrete objectives of the Four Strategic Pillars discussed above. These pillars serve as indicators of achievement which point toward mission fulfillment.

In the Fall of 2016, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS, the nation's premier accrediting agency for schools like General) conducted it's comprehensive examination of General Theological Seminary. Our most recent previous examination was in 2004. We began with an extensive self-study and culminated with an on-site visit by a team of four outside experts. Every part of our institution was thoroughly examined; our classes and governance were inspected, and multiple interviews across constituencies were undertaken. The ATS reaccredited General to Fall 2023, the longest period available for a school likeouts, and we did not receive any notations (that is, material weaknesses in our standards or operations).

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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?

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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