Garrett Seminary launches the Center for Ecological Regeneration on “Earth Day”

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is establishing a Center for Ecological Regeneration and installing Dr. Timothy Reinhold Eberhart as the inaugural holder of The Robert and Marilyn Degler McClean Endowed Chair in Ecological Theology and Practice. This two-day celebration is being held on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Garrett has long been committed to equipping religious leaders with theological, moral, and spiritual resources to guide communities in responding to the social crises of their time. In a time of widespread environmental degradation, bearing especially on those already suffering from various forms of inequity, the Center for Ecological Regeneration will support the seminary’s efforts to collaborate with others in seeking the just healing of God’s creation for the flourishing of all.

The newly endowed chair, made possible by the generosity of Garrett Biblical Institute alums Marilyn (GBI 1958) and Robert (GBI 1959) McClean, ensures that ecological literacy and justice will remain central to our curriculum and solidifies the seminary’s leadership in the fields of ecological theology, environmental ethics, and regenerative practice. For more details, contact Dr. Timothy Reinhold Eberhart (