PSR 2nd Year Students Selected to Receive FTE Fellowship

July 5, 2011

ATLANTA, July 5, 2011 – Lindsey Kerr and Terry Yasuko Ogawa, second-year Master of
Divinity students at Pacific School of Religion, have been recognized by The Fund for
Theological Education (FTE) as young leaders who demonstrate exceptional gifts for ministry.

As recipients of a 2011 FTE Ministry Fellowship, Kerr and Ogawa will each receive
$10,000 for educational expenses and a self-designed project to enrich their formation as ministerial leaders. Fellowship recipients also attended the 2011 FTE Leaders in Ministry Conference, Renewing the Church in Service to the Common Good, held June 15 to 19 at Dillard University in New Orleans, and participate in special retreats and learning events that foster leadership development.

Dr. Riess Potterveld, President, nominated both Kerr and Ogawa for the fellowship,
which is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Henry Luce Foundation.

FTE awards the fellowships to foster quality leadership and diversity in pastoral ministry. Fellows must be nominated by their seminary dean or president, have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 at the end of their first academic term and demonstrate gifts for leadership. A national committee of educators and church leaders selected the 2011 FTE Ministry Fellows from a pool of applicants from across the U.S. and Canada.

“These young leaders see ministry as a path to helping others and serving the common good,” said Kim Hearn, FTE Director of Ministry Fellowships. “In these difficult times, the church and the world need their extraordinary gifts of compassion, intelligence and commitment to community.”

FTE supports the next generation of leaders among pastors and scholars, annually
awarding $1.5 million in fellowships and support to gifted young people from diverse denominations and backgrounds. Since 1954, FTE has awarded more than 6,100 fellowships; its alumni serve congregations, campuses and communities around the world. For more information, visit

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