NTS has appointed Rev. Hannah Beers as its new full-time Director of Recruitment.
Hannah is a 2014 graduate of the Seminary’s Master of Divinity Program and a 2009 graduate of Northwest Nazarene University.
Ms. Beers will lead a newly formed team of five recruiters, tripling the size of the NTS recruitment staff. Among the entire team are representatives who have graduated from six of the Nazarene undergraduate institutions in North America.
“We are very excited about the appointment of Hannah Beers as our new Director of Recruitment,” shared NTS President Carla Sunberg. “She actually joined our staff in 2013 as a part-time recruiter for our 365m program, tasked with not only recruiting 365m students but also doing so in such a way as to ensure the program was sustainable. She was incredibly successful: 365m has seen a 400% increase in enrollment in the past year.”
Sunberg continued saying, “In just the few weeks in which Ms. Beers has been in her new role, she has already made contact with several undergraduate institutions whom we have previously not served and they have been responsive, inviting us to recruit as well as asking Hannah to preach.”
The increased focus on the Seminary’s recruitment efforts comes at the end of a summer term during which enrollment was the highest since 2008. In addition, NTS is reporting significant gains in overall giving through its annual Seminarian Offering (this year’s being the highest it has been since the economic recession) and through giving to its scholarship and capital improvement funds.
“We are grateful to God for his provision for us through this last year of transition,” shared Sunberg, “and are confident that with God, our best days are ahead.”