Union Theological Seminary Admissions


Orientation Team

Orientation Coordinators

Elizabeth Carpenton

Elizabeth Carpenton is excited to be pursuing a M.Div. degree with a concentration in ethics here at Union. Before coming to Union, Elizabeth lived in Boone, North Carolina, where she received her undergraduate degree with a major in Religious Studies and a minor in Psychology from Appalachian State University. A Charlotte native, Elizabeth, along with her partner Andrew, made her first move out of North Carolina in the summer of 2013 to New York to attend Union. Elizabeth loves music, and sharing her musical gifts here at Union in the Seminary Choir, as well as spending time at Pub with her Union family. In her spare time, Elizabeth loves baking, crafts, and Netflix-watching. She is excited to work as an Orientation Coordinator this year. 

Elizabeth Carpenton

Carolyn Klaasen

Carolyn Klaasen just completed her M.A. in Bible at Union and is excited to be continuing her studies in the Ph.D. program. Before coming to Union, Carolyn spent two years living and working in an intentional multi-faith community dedicated to peace and activism. Carolyn was raised in Florida, earned an undergraduate degree in Religion at Davidson College in North Carolina, and now enjoys living in New York City. She has worked part-time at Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, is an active member of Jewish Voice for Peace, and has been involved with organizing in the city around the foreclosure crisis. Some of her favorite activities at Union have included Student Senate, the Body Caucus, Pub, Students for Peace and Justice, the Academic Affairs Committee and (of course) working as an Orientation.

Carolyn Klassen

Megan Miller

Megan Miller is a M.Div. student who is excited to enter her third year at Union in the fall of 2014. Megan is a member of the United Methodist Church, attends the Metropolitan Community Church, and is considering ordination. She works at Tian Fu United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, leading a youth group and Sunday school. In the three years prior to attending Union, Megan lived in NYC and worked at non-profit work force development agencies in several capacities, including teaching young adults, program planning/implementation, and advocacy/government relations. Megan is also an alumna of Teach for America, for which she taught middle school in Philadelphia and attended the University of Pennsylvania. Megan graduated from Indiana University in 2004 with a major in Business Marketing and minors in Gender Studies and Religious Studies. 

Megan Miller

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