United Days, April 27-28, 2020:

UPDATE: In response to the ongoing coronavirus situation, this event has been canceled. We will honor Carolyn Pressler and dedicate the James B. Nelson classroom at future events to be announced at a later date. For a refund of your registration costs, please email Cindi Beth Johnson at cbjohnson@unitedseminary.edu or call 651-255-6161.

Thank you for your understanding.


Works of Love

This year's United Days will focus on the Hebrew Bible and the many ways it continues to inform us today. In particular, we will celebrate professor Carolyn Pressler at the time of her retirement and honor her significant role as a biblical scholar. Carolyn will talk about her love of teaching, the Hebrew Bible, and what it has been like to inspire and equip students to be leaders in the world.

Members of United's faculty will share how the Hebrew Bible influences them in teaching, preaching, pastoral care, ethics, education, and more. They will reflect on the ways this sacred text can continue to inform and inspire the work of religious leaders today. 

During United Days, we will dedicate the main classroom in memory of James B. Nelson, professor emeritus of Christian Ethics. As a teacher, Jim pioneered new avenues of thinking and ethics. Jim’s early voice around human sexuality in particular shaped and prodded the church in significant ways that are still known and celebrated.

Join us on April 27 and 28 for worship, class reunions, a tour of the new campus, a banquet, the distinguished alum award, and more. You will also have the opportunity for an optional visit to see the remodeled campus in New Brighton that now houses Global Academy. We look forward to seeing you. 




Register before March 27 for Early Bird Pricing. Registrations close April 21. Seating is limited.

Before March 27:
Two days: $125 (includes Monday banquet and Tuesday lunch)
Monday only: $50 (includes banquet)
Tuesday only: $75 (includes lunch)
After March 27:
Two days: $140 (includes Monday banquet and Tuesday lunch)
Monday only: $55 (includes banquet)
Tuesday only: $85 (includes lunch)
Enrolled United student: $25 (no meals)
Enrolled United student: $45 (includes banquet)
Students interested in receiving a scholarship to United Days, please contact Cindi Beth Johnson at cbjohnson@unitedseminary.edu or 651.255.6137.
Register Here


Schedule of events

Monday, April 27, 2020

1:00 pm - Optional tour of Global Academy (new owners of the former United New Brighton campus)

2:30 pm - Registration and tours of United's new campus in St. Paul

3:15 pm - Dedication of James B. Nelson Classroom

4:15 pm - Opening worship at United

5:30 pm - Reception at Midpoint Event Center (415 Pascal St., St. Paul, MN 55104)

6:15 pm - Banquet at Midpoint Event Center


tuesday, april 28, 2020

8:30 am - Opening Meditation with Sara Smalley

9:00 am - Carolyn Pressler Keynote, "A Lively Love: What Students Have Taught Me about the Bible, Teaching, and Faith"

10:00 am - Break

10:30 am - Faculty Reflection, "The Hebrew Bible for New Testament and Constructive Theology," Eleazar Fernandez and J. Samuel Subramanien

11:30 am - Updates from President Lew Zeidner

11:50 am - Lunch (provided) and connection time

1:00 pm - Faculty Reflection, "The Hebrew Bible for Pastoral Care and Formation," Gary Green II, John Lee, Pamela (Ayo) Yetunde

2:00 pm - Break

2:30 pm - Faculty Reflection, "The Hebrew Bible for Theology, Arts, and Social Transformation," Jennifer Awes-Freeman, Cindi Beth Johnson, Justin Sabia-Tanis

3:30 pm - Closing Reflections and Thinking Forward, Carolyn Pressler and Kyle Roberts

4:15 pm - Sending Forth for Carolyn Pressler

4:30 pm - Depart