The Exploration Event

fp conceptual explorationWho: People who are wondering about where God might be calling them and who would like to explore this question with others
What: The Exploration Event
When: April 2-3, 2013
Where: Trinity Lutheran and Bexley Hall Seminaries

Lodging provided for out of town guests
Meals provided 
Some need-based travel assistance available.  

Trinity Lutheran and Bexley Hall Seminary would like to invite you to our campus to explore your faith, your passion, your purpose, your calling.  Discover surprising places where God is working in our world today.  Meet seminary students, professors, and staff.  Sample a seminary class. Learn about how to find scholarships, interact with local churches and other ministries, and study abroad. Tour our campus, Bexley, and the greater Columbus area.  Find out what it’s like to venture into the world of seminary and beyond. 

For questions, contact the Admissions Office
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Tuesday, April 2nd
3:00 p.m. Registration/Tours
4:00 p.m. Mixer
5:30 p.m. Eucharist
6:30 p.m. Dinner
8:30 p.m. End Evening
Wednesday, April 3rd
7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer (optional)
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Explore Semiary Class
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Community Eucharist
11:15 a.m. Financial Aid & Registrar
12:15 p.m. Lunch with Students
1:30 p.m. Presentation
2:30 p.m. Explore Bexley
3:45 p.m. Sending Service

  • Prepared for ministry? Well, there is always room for more learning. There are always surprises. However, ask me if Trinity has prepared me for a life of faithful service? For ministry rooted in relationship and God’s love? Then, yes! After study at Trinity, I am prepared to passionately share my faith and love in a world constantly in need of resurrection. I am prepared to encounter the unexpected, the surprises, and the challenges.

    Kimberly Knowle
    Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Toledo, Ohio

Admissions Staff

Seth Bridger

Director of Admissions

Sara Bates

Admissions Office Manager

seth admissionsThe Rev. Seth Bridger is a 2006 graduate of Trinity. Seth previously served as co-pastor along with his wife, Shelley Nelson-Bridger, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Cincinnati. Prior to their call to Gloria Dei in 2011, Seth served for five years as a pastor developer in Pooler, Georgia, just outside of Savannah. Seth enjoys morning coffee with hazelnut  creamer, ideally outside; kayaking any lake, river, or creek; traveling to new places; playing baseball with his boys; worshiping God with others; and being a Child of God!


Youth Initiatives Coordinator

emma admissionsEmma has a passion for bringing people into the community of the church. A graduate of Capital University, Emma studied Religion and Cultural Studies and has a background in community development. She organizes Trinity hosted retreats for youth and college groups, and runs the Summer Sampler Program for high school students who want to know more about a life of ministry. Emma is currently a student at Trinity in the MTS program with a concentration in Systematic Theology focusing on African American studies.
bates 100Sara serves as the Admissions Office Manager, helping students through the application process. A native of Northwest Ohio, Sara attended Bowling Green State University, where she studied Secondary Education. Sara enjoys the outdoors and crafting, and loves working with students as they walk through their discernment journeys. A passion for music has led her to the Trinity Liturgical Choir.


Recruiter for Vocation

ceasar 100Pastor Teddy Ceasar is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and a 2009 graduate of Trinity. He has a passion for the development of church leaders and returned to Trinity after serving for three years on the pastoral staff at the First Church of God on Refugee Road in Columbus. Teddy earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati. He combines his passion for youth and sports by coaching high school football in the Columbus Public Schools district. He also scores touchdowns for Trinity’s flag football team.


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