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Fr. Sergius Halvorsen (left), D.Min. Program Director, with 2017 Cohort student Fr. Timothy Chrapko.

Eight students have been accepted into the Doctor of Ministry [D.Min.] program at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary [SVOTS] and will form the 2021 D.Min. Cohort.

Comprised of clergy, chaplains and ministry professionals from six different jurisdictions, this cohort brings a new level of diversity and pastoral experience to the program.

“One of the great strengths of the D.Min. program is the community of teachers and learners that come together to address the most pressing challenges facing the Church today,” noted Archpriest Sergius Halvorsen, D.Min. Program Director.  “The diversity and expertise of the students in the 2021 Cohort will foster an outstanding learning experience.  I can’t wait to begin working with this group!”

This is the third cohort of students that have entered the Doctor of Ministry since it was revived as a hybrid program in 2014. Combining online learning and brief onsite intensives, the hybrid program allows students to complete their studies while living and working at home. Financial aid is available through the generosity of the Danilchick Family Endowment for Pastoral Studies.

Members of the 2021 Cohort will begin their work with a mandatory six-week orientation program starting in mid-July.  Coursework will begin in September.

Limited space is still available in this cohort.  Potential students who hold a Master of Divinity degree and have at least three years of ministry experience are encouraged to apply for the D.Min. program.  For additional information, contact Father Sergius Halvorsen, D.Min. Program Director, at