Since 1897, Trinity has had a mission of educating “men and women to engage in God’s redemptive work in the world.” Trinity’s seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS), is a premier theological institution preparing the next generation of pastors, educators, scholars, practitioners and leaders. With an internationally recognized faculty, TEDS has sent its alumni into various leadership positions across the globe.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine formally recognized the position of Chaplain within its ranks following legislative approval last year. As part of this legislation, chaplains are required to receive theological education within a very limited number of approved institutions. One such approved institution is the Military Institute of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, which has invited Trinity into partnership in order to support chaplaincy training. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Oleg Tsymbalyuk has been appointed to direct this program.
The budget estimate for developing this pilot program is $500,000. This will cover course development, faculty recruitment, translation of course texts, design of online learning platform, etc. In order to make this instruction available at this time free or charge, Trinity requires additional outside funding for this initiative.