October 18, 2006
Contact: Tina Pugel, Director of Communications, 859.858.2277
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DR. GREENWAY RESIGNS AS PRESIDENT
Dr. Jeff Greenway has resigned as president of Asbury Theological Seminary, effective October 17, 2006. President Greenway began his presidency in July 2004 after having served as a pastor and District Superintendent of the Pittsburgh East District of the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church since 1999. He earned a doctorate in ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary. He received his master of divinity from Asbury Seminary in 1985 and has served on the Board of Asbury for a number of years.
"We express appreciation for Dr. Greenway’s leadership. We are praying for Dr. Greenway and his family as he begins a new season of ministry," states Dr. Jim Smith, chairman of the board.
The Board has announced Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas, former dean of the Beeson International Center, currently serving as professor of preaching, as the acting president effective October 18, 2006. After a long and distinguished ministry as a pastor Dr. Kalas joined the faculty at Asbury Seminary in 1993. In the announcement Dr. Jim Smith states, "Dr. Kalas is a well respected member of the community, and is widely known as one of the outstanding preachers and spiritual leaders in the church. We believe he will be an effective interim leader and president for the Asbury community. We are grateful for his willingness to accept this responsibility."
"We also want to express the board’s appreciation to our senior leadership team for their guidance and direction during this time," states Dr. Smith.