From The ABSW Student Moderator


I am Minister Phoebe Jeter, ABSW Student Moderator, writing to you from the American Baptist Seminary of the West. The student body of ABSW had our first meeting of the school year tonight (10/6/14). There was much excitement in the air as our new and returning students, local and international were eager to find out what were some of the issues and plans concerning the student body. Being a commuter school for working adults can sometimes be challenging to bring everyone together.

Collectively, the students decided to donate $300.00 to St Mary’s Center in Oakland, CA. as their ministry outreach project this semester. Two members of the senior class graciously volunteered to serve in two important open positions, treasurer and secretary, within the Student Government.   The students also decided to conduct a forum on “Seminarian Self-Care” during the Spring student body meeting. This will be a forum by the students, all classes, for the students. A meeting and Thanksgiving fellowship on November 24th will be held to determine the date.


Minister Phoebe Jeter is a senior Seminarian, and Minister-in-Training at St John Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond, CA. She is a retired Army veteran who hails from South Carolina. Her passions include ministering to women and those who are differently-abled. She enjoys outdoor life and traveling.

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