Marshall Joins Capital University, Trinity Lutheran Seminary as Contextual and Experiential Formation | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


    • Marshall Joins Capital University, Trinity Lutheran Seminary as Contextual and Experiential Formation

      Anne Marshall photo Capital University, together with Trinity Lutheran Seminary, welcomes the Rev. Dr. Anne C.S. Marshall as its first Director of Contextual and Experiential Formation. This newly created position integrates Trinity’s distinctive approach to contextual learning and leadership formation across many disciplines with Capital’s emphasis on high-impact practices and interdisciplinary learning. She will begin Tuesday, August 15.

      This highly integrative role will create visionary leadership and oversight of Trinity’s matrix of contextual and experiential disciplines that, together with the seminary’s academic rigor, work to form whole persons who are purpose-ready at graduation. Working as a leader with the academic administrative team, Dr. Marshall will be a highly visible and accessible guide to Trinity students, shaping their experiences to connect their intellectual development in the classroom with the meaning and nuance drawn from applied practice in everyday settings.

      Dr. Marshall brings to this position nine years of ordained experience in large and small church settings, and ministry and educational backgrounds that have shaped her keen insight into changes and emerging trends affecting the church and those it serves. She most recently served as solo pastor at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ind., where she led the church council and congregation in appreciative inquiry, strategic planning and visioning processes, and refined mission focus. She also successfully wrote grants, organized capital campaigns and spearheaded benefits to secure new funding for ministry, community outreach, sanctuary renovation and hunger relief in the community. While also completing her Doctor of Ministry, Dr. Marshall mentored her congregation’s student ministry leaders, taught a course on worship for commissioned lay pastors, and participated in examining a candidate for ministry through alternative means.

      Prior to her calling at Fairlawn, Dr. Marshall served in the Lake Fellow Residency Program at Second Presbyterian Church, a large congregation in Indianapolis. As a resident-in-ministry, she engaged in extensive contextual learning with a team of mentor pastors, and in immersive learning through rotations in mission, pastoral care, Christian nurture and preaching. She is conversational in Spanish and led two mission trips to sister churches in Mexico, where she also taught a Christian Education seminar for local pastors and leaders.

      She holds a Doctor of Ministry from Lutheran Theological Seminary, in Philadelphia (now United Lutheran Seminary); a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary; and a Bachelor of Arts in English from The Ohio State University.