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Frequently Asked Questions


1. What does "CUE" stand for?

CUE is an acronym for:

C:  Chicago Theological Seminary  Chicago, Illinois
U:  United Theological Seminary  St. Paul, Minnesota
E:  Eden Theological Seminary  St. Louis, Missouri

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2. How many students are currently attending these seminaries?

For the 2014-15 academic year:

Chicago:  Total enrollment, 223 students
United:  Total enrollment, 186 students
Eden:  Total enrollment, 210 students

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3. What is the current tuition at each seminary?

For the 2014-15 academic year:

Chicago:  $11,496
United:  $12,069
Eden:  $12,200

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4. What is the current cost to each seminary per student per year?

For the 2014–15 academic year:

Chicago:  $35,345
United:  $37,800
Eden:  $36,000

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5. What can my church do to help support theological education at these seminaries?

Churches are encouraged to make support for theological education a priority in their annual budgets and/or take a special offering in support of theological education each year.  All gifts may be sent through each local conference or mailed directly to:

CUE FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR
Michelle Turnau
PO Box 120357
St. Paul, MN  55112
phone:  651-255-6117
fax:  651-633-4315 email:  michelle@cueseminaries.org

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6. How can we arrange for a speaker from one of these seminaries to come to our conference, association or local church gathering?

Please contact the CUE regional seminary staff representative at each seminary:

Chicago Theological Seminary
Chad Schwickerath
Annual Fund & Alumni Relations Manager
phone:  773-896-2434
email: chad.schwickerath@ctschicago.edu

United Theological Seminary
Brad Reiners
Vice President of Advancement
phone:  651-255-6164
email:  breiners@unitedseminary.edu

Eden Theological Seminary
Lorin Cope
Director of Advancement for UCC Church Giving
phone:  314-918-2549
email:  lcope@eden.edu

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7. How can I find out about continuing education opportunities at each seminary?

Check the seminary websites below and/or contact the seminaries directly:

Chicago Theological Seminary
Contact:  Chad Schwickerath
phone:  773-896-2434
email:  chad.schwickerath@ctschicago.edu

United Theological Seminary
Contact:  Cindi Beth Johnson
phone:  651-255-6137
email:  cbjohnson@unitedseminary.edu

Eden Theological Seminary
Contact:  Continuing Education
phone:  314-918-2547
toll-free:  877-627-5651
email:  events@eden.edu

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8. What can my church do to help someone considering a vocation in ministry?

Individuals who are interested pursuing a vocation in ministry should be encouraged to browse each seminary's website and/or contact the admissions offices of our seminaries for more information.  Those who are discerning a call to ministry can be encouraged to follow the links listed in response to the next questions, below.

Chicago Theological Seminary
Contact:  Lisa Seiwert, Director of Recruitment and Admission
phone:  773-322-0252 -or- 800-422-2871, ext. 213
email:  lseiwert@ctschicago.edu

United Theological Seminary
Contact:  Joelle Anderson, Director of Admissions
phone:  651-255-6107 -or- 800-937-1316
email:  janderson@unitedseminary.edu

Eden Theological Seminary
Contact:  Tiffany Pittman, Director of Admissions
phone:  314-918-2501 -or- 877-627-5652
email:  admissions@eden.edu

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9. How do I know if God might be calling me to ordained or specialized leadership in the church?

Discerning a call to ministry is exciting and sometimes confusing!  Seek God's guidance through prayer.  Share your questions with your pastor or another trusted mentor or friend.  Visit the seminary websites to learn more about preparation for ministry.  Visit the following websites for stories, insights and information from other recent seminary graduates:

http://www.exploreministry.org – Stories and information provided through the Fund for Theological Education.

http://www.askthequestion.org/index5.html – Exploring God's Call to Ministry in the United Church of Christ.

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10. How do I find a United Church of Christ church in my area?

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome in the United Church of Christ. The Church Locator can help you locate a United Church of Christ church in your area.

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