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December 16, 2020

jennifer-showalterNazarene Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Rev. Jennifer Showalter has been elected as the next president of the NTS Alumni Association. Jennifer will succeed Dr. Steve Estep who has faithfully served as NTSAA President since 2013.

“Dr. Steve Estep has been a tremendous asset to NTS as our Alumni President. His leadership of the Association and his service on the Board of Trustees is deeply appreciated,” noted NTS President Dr. Jeren Rowell. “We are delighted to welcome Rev. Jennifer Showalter to this role. Rev. Showalter brings an impressive resume of experience in marketing, development, and local church ministry that reflects the growing student body at NTS.”

After spending nearly 15 years in fundraising, marketing, and development in the educational setting, Jennifer now serves as one of the pastors at Port Orange Church of the Nazarene. She graduated from NTS in 2001 with a Master’s in Christian Education and is passionate about equipping the next generation for service and leadership.

Jennifer has been an active alumna, most recently serving on the NTSAA Council as Member-at-Large for the Trevecca Nazarene University Region. NTS continues to be a place for encouraging next steps in theological training for her and she is excited to see how our seminary will continue to serve the church and all who will pursue their calling to ministry. Jennifer is married to the Rev. Gerron Showalter and is a mom to Emma and Henley.

“When I think about the places that have formed me, I am struck by how my life and understanding of God and the Church has been beautifully impacted by NTS,” said Showalter. “What an honor and joy to be able to serve my wonderful seminary in this way.”

Officers of the NTSAA are elected each quadrennium prior to the General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the delay of the Assembly, most council members will extend their term until 2023. The Seminary President and staff of the Office of Advancement work with the elected officers to involve alumni in quality opportunities for continued academic enrichment, relationship building, and Seminary support.

Ideas, comments, and suggestions for the work of the NTSAA may be directed to [email protected]

Jennifer was a featured testimony in the 2019 Seminary Sunday video

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