Fall Trustee Meeting

Golden Gate Seminary’s Board of Trustees Affirmed Seminary’s Direction at Fall Meeting

 Trustees of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary received progress reports on issues of concern to the Seminary, dealt with routine business items that needed Board attention, and celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Seminary’s Arizona campus.

“Leading Golden Gate Seminary is like installing wings on an airplane while it soars at 37,000 feet,” said President Jeff Iorg in his report to the trustees at the fall 2010 meeting. “We continually confront problems – some we anticipate, others coming at us out of the blue – retool our strategies and action plans, and then level off, ready to take a new set of challenges the next day. It’s never boring being on the cutting edge of kingdom advance.”

The trustees heard positive reports of progress being made on issues such as responding to national Cooperative Program giving patterns, accreditation process completion, changes in academic programs, financial status and projections, and faculty changes.

The Board was informed the Master of Missiology degree was successfully launched this fall, and the Master of Intercultural Ministry degree is planned for a fall 2011 launch. In addition, the Master of Divinity revision has been completed and the new Master of Divinity will also be inaugurated in fall 2011.

The trustees also heard reports from each regional campus, as well as presentations from two professors from the Arizona campus: Dr. Leslie Dodrill, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership; and Dr. Harry Hahne, Associate Professor of New Testament Studies.

The highlight of the meeting was the celebration of the 15 year anniversary of the Arizona campus. Ninety-one students have graduated since the campus opened in 1995. “We are grateful for our partnership with Arizona Southern Baptists and the significant difference we are making training leaders in their state and from their state for missions around the world,” Iorg declared as he presented awards and recognitions to donors, supporters, and Arizona Baptist leaders.