Franklin College Alumna Establishes Fund Supporting Work in Ministry
Campus News

Franklin College has announced the establishment of a new endowed fund, the Emma Justes Women in Ministry Scholarship. 

The $100,000 fund was established by the late Rev. Dr. Emma J. Justes, a 1963 graduate of the college who passed away in January of 2017. Justes established the fund to support a scholarship for a female Franklin College student interested in pursuing work in the ministry or as a missionary.

“Rev. Dr. Justes was a well-respected scholar in the field of pastoral theology and champion for women in ministry,” said Rev. Hannah Adams Ingram, Ph.D., the college’s director of religious life and chaplain.  “It is a high honor for Franklin College that she is continuing her legacy in this way to continue the support of women in ministry for years to come.”

Justes was the Distinguished Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.  She was ordained by the American Baptist Church with degrees from Colgate Rochester Divinity and Princeton Theological Seminary. In Chicago, she was a faculty member at Garrett-Evangelical and Northern Baptist Theological Seminaries. She was a founding member of the Society for Pastoral Theology. She has written numerous publications including two books, Hearing Beyond the Words: How to Become a Listening Pastor, and Please Don’t Tell: What to do with the Secrets People Share. Franklin College awarded Justes an honorary doctorate of divinity degree in 1991.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

POSTED Nov 13, 2018