Theological education in the manner of Friends begins with hospitality. Welcome to the ESR website! As a Christian seminary in the Quaker tradition, we place high emphasis upon the value of listening for and discerning God’s call into ministry, grounded in distinctives such as integrity, equality, and peace. As an educational institution, we intend to be a community of learning where critical thinking and spiritual searching easily intertwine, leading us to a deeper understanding of God and each other, and a greater commitment to transformative ministry.


ESR will host the 6th annual Quaker Leadership Conference, Transformational Leadership & the Prophetic Witness, August 14-16, 2015. The conference will feature keynote presentations from ESR Dean Jay Marshall and leadership consultant Joyce Schroeder.

ESR is pleased to announce the appointment of Grace Ji-Sun Kim as Associate Professor of Theology.

Grace is currently a visiting researcher at Georgetown University, and prior to that served as Director of the MATS program and was Associate Professor of Doctrinal Theology at Moravian Theological Seminary. She has a PhD in Systematic Theology from the University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, and a Master of Divinity in Theology/Christian Education from Knox College, University of Toronto.