Nov. 2, 2018

The Installation of Dean Valerie Bridgeman

The day includes the installation ceremony, a panel discussion and a jazz concert.

Thank you to all who shared in this day. View archived video here.


Dr. Valerie Bridgeman will be installed as the dean of Methodist Theological School in Ohio Nov. 2. Her 10 a.m. installation begins a day-long celebration.

Bridgeman began serving as dean and vice president for academic affairs July 1. She also serves as associate professor of homiletics and Hebrew Bible at MTSO. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Baylor University in biblical studies, with secondary studies in ethics.

In addition to her work at MTSO, Bridgeman is the founding president and CEO of WomanPreach! Inc., a nonprofit organization bringing preachers to full prophetic voice. An advocate and activist for justice, she is in demand as a speaker and preacher throughout the country.


9:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
10 a.m. Installation ceremony, with Dr. Renita J. Weems speaking
Noon Lunch of heavy hors d'oeuvres
1:30 p.m. "Building a Community of Care and Accountability Around Your Life," panel discussion moderated by Dean Bridgeman, featuring Rev. Leslie D. Callahan, Ph.D., St. Paul's Baptist Church in Philadelphia; Dr. Brittney Cooper, Rutgers University; Leslie Marant, attorney in Philadelphia; and Rev. Charisse R. Tucker, St. Paul's Baptist Church in Philadelphia
3:15 p.m. Jazz concert by the Mark Lomax Trio

Getting here

We are located on U.S. Route 23. Our address is 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Here is a Google map.


Many hotels are within a 10-mile radius of the MTSO campus. Here are TripAdvisor reviews of nearby hotels. 


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