News Releases


FTE Appoints Matthew Wesley Williams Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

April 01, 2014

Matthew Wesley Williams has been named Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). He will serve as a member of FTE’s senior leadership team and is responsible for managing and overseeing the organization’s strategic initiatives that advance its vision and mission.

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Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Announces New Trustee

February 20, 2014

Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has announced the appointment of a new trustee. Elected by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), Rev. Dr. Gregory Ellison joined the FTE Board of Trustees effective January of this year.

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The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Announces A Name Change

January 06, 2014

Today The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) announced that it has changed its name to Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). The name change retains the acronym “FTE,” builds on the organization’s legacy and reflects the evolution of its work. In addition to its name change, FTE also launched a new website at fteleaders.org.

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Meet the Class of 2013 FTE Fellows

May 16, 2013

FTE announces its class of 2013 VEV Fellows.

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The Fund for Theological Education Announces 2013 Chair and Two New Trustees

January 07, 2013

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) has announced the election of the Rev. Dr. Wendy Fletcher to Board chair and the appointment of two new trustees. Elected by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), Mr. Mark Constantine and Mr. Franks Sims joined the FTE Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2013.

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FTE Awards Grants to Initiatives Supporting Young Leaders for Church and Society

July 18, 2012

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) has awarded $88,000 in grants to four church-related organizations supporting the vocational discernment of young adults in their communities and networks.

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Meet the Class of 2012 FTE Fellows

May 10, 2012

Congratulations to the Class of 2012 FTE Fellows! View the complete list of exciting and innovative doctoral, seminary and undergraduate students from across North America.

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FTE Awards Grants to Support Pastoral Internships for Young Adults

March 27, 2012

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) has awarded more than $62,500 in grants to congregations hosting young adults as pastoral interns in 2012 and 2013.

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The Fund for Theological Education Announces Five New Trustees

January 10, 2012

Five accomplished leaders in theological education, ministry and scholarship have joined The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Board of Trustees, expanding the board to 14 members.

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Initiatives in VocationCARE Shape Transformative Leaders for Church and Society

July 08, 2011

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) has awarded $60,000 in new grants to support six congregations and church-related organizations in their creation of innovative ways to cultivate future leaders and the communities that support them.

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FTE Board of Trustees Appoints Stephen Lewis as Next President

June 27, 2011

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Board of Trustees has named the Rev. Stephen Lewis as the organization’s next president, effective October 1, 2011.
An accomplished FTE senior officer and manager, Lewis has eight years of program experience at the Fund, guiding teams that advance its mission to identify, support and develop gifted and diverse young leaders for the church and society…

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Meet the Class of 2011 FTE Fellows

June 02, 2011

Complete list of 2011 FTE Fellows.

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2011 FTE Leaders in Ministry Conference - Media Advisory

May 31, 2011

A diverse cross-section of college and seminary students from 40 U.S. states and Canada convene to explore vocation through the stories of community leaders who revived New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They gather at the 2011 Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Leaders in Ministry Conference, “In Service to the Common Good.” FTE is an ecumenical organization; it provides fellowships and leadership development for young people exploring a call to ministry.

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FTE Appoints Paul Bois Vice President of Human Resources and Administration

April 07, 2011

Paul K. Bois has been named Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for The Fund for Theological Education (FTE). He will serve as a member of FTE’s senior leadership team, with responsibility for talent development, operations management and the creation of capacity-building infrastructure to advance mission and programs.

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The Fund for Theological Education Announces 2011 Chair and Three New Trustees

February 08, 2011

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) has announced the election of Florida Smith Ellis to Board chair and the appointment of three new Trustees. The new appointments to the FTE Board of Trustees, elected by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), are the Rev. Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley, the Rev. Sara Hayden and the Rev. Dr. Donna Claycomb Sokol.

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Need for Vocation Care is Common Theme in New FTE Cultures of Call Grants

February 01, 2011

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) has awarded more than $125,000 to 12 congregations to create innovative ways to cultivate future leaders.

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FTE Board of Trustees Announces Fellowship Endowment Funds to Honor Sharon Watson Fluker and Melissa

January 28, 2011

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Board of Trustees has created two new endowment funds to honor departing Vice Presidents Sharon Watson Fluker and Melissa Wiginton for their extraordinary service in leading more than a decade of renewal for the Fund’s Doctoral and Ministry Fellowship programs.

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