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New Students

Applicants who signed the privacy statement on their application form and were subsequently accepted to the GTF are excluded from lists of newly accepted students released each month.

Ms. Donna Hobbs, MPC, has recently been accepted into the Doctor of Psychology program.  Ms. Hobbs studied marketing at the University of Southern Mississippi, and she received her Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University.  She also studied Women’s Leadership in Ministry at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut.  Ms. Hobbs graduated from the Graduate Theological Foundation in 2016 with her Master of Pastoral Counseling degree.   She is currently a full time student.

Rabbinic Pastor David-Daniel Klipper is a new student who is studying for the Doctor of Ministry in Jewish Spirituality.  He received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and became a CPE Supervisor through his study and teaching at the Supervisory and Training Alliance of Connecticut and New York.  Rabbi Klipper’s study in the Aleph Ordination Program resulted in his becoming a Rabbinic Pastor.  He currently is a teacher of pastoral counseling and a spiritual director.

Deacon Aileen Walther is pursuing her Ph.D. in Church History from the Graduate Theological Foundation.  She studied at Lansing Community College where she received an Associate of Arts degree, and Deacon Walther then received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Michigan State University.  Her diaconal certificate was earned at Whitaker School of Theology, and she received a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.  Deacon Walther’s S.T.M. was completed at The University of the South.  She currently serves as a Deacon in the Episcopal Church

Rev. Margaret Wallace has entered the Doctor of Psychology program with the Foundation.  She received her Bachelor of Arts from Norwich University and her Master of Arts from Duke University.  She also received a Master of Arts in Pastoral Care from Fordham University.  Rev. Wallace is currently a full time student and a member of several professional organizations.

Rev. Fr. Michael Onyekwere is now a student in our Doctor of Theology program.  Rev. Onyekwere received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Ibadan in Nigeria.  His Master of Arts was earned at Seton Hall University, and he received his Master of Divinity from Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in Maryland.  Additionally, he studied at Howard Community Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana.  Fr. Onyekwere is currently a health care chaplain and parochial associate.