The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE)

The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn is President of the Fund for Theological Education in Atlanta, GA.

The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) is a leading ecumenical advocate for excellence and diversity in Christian ministry and theological scholarship. FTE supports the next generation of leaders among pastors and scholars-providing fellowships and a network of support to gifted young people from all denominations and racial/ethnic backgrounds.

The Fund provides more than $1.5 million annually in fellowships and other support to students exploring vocations in ministry and teaching. Since 1954, the Fund has awarded nearly 6,000 fellowships in partnership with others committed to the future of quality leadership for the church.

Dr. Haythorn joined FTE from his position as director of the Vocation and Values program at Hastings College, one of the national Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation (PTEV) funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. While there, he prepared young adults for lifelong service to the church in four areas: Pastoral Leadership; Christian Education and Youth Ministry; Music Ministry; and Social Justice and Mission.

After joining the Hastings College faculty in 2003 as assistant professor of religion, Haythorn created the college's Center for Servant Leadership, which encourages students to serve as catalysts for change and builders of sustainable communities.

He was co-director of Montreat Youth Conferences in Montreat, North Carolina from 1998 to 2000 and served pastorates in Nashville, Tennessee and Melbourne, Australia.

Haythorn holds a Ph.D. in the cultural foundations of education from Syracuse University, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and psychology from Austin College. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1992.

Dr. Haythorn is married to Mary Anona Stoops; they are the parents of two children.

 

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn

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The Art of Welcome

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn leads a powerful discourse on the practice of Christian hospitality.

Jesus' Invitation to Paradox

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn speaks of the easy yoke and light burden of serving Jesus and encourages congregations to notice, name and nurture the next generation of pastoral leaders.

Standing in the Tragic Gap

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn probes James' admonition to avoid showing partiality to the rich or the poor, reminding us that our congregations should welcome all to the table.

Articles by The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn

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Dr. Trace Haythorn: The Steve McNair Tragedy

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Trace Haythorn, president of The Fund for Theological Education, blogs on the "groan" we often hear when the failures of those we admire are revealed.

Dr. Trace Haythorn: The Digitally Enriched Body of Christ

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Trace Haythorn, president of The Fund for Theological Education, explores how communities of faith can build richer relationships today.

Dr. Trace Haythorn: Academic Cross Currents

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Trace Haythorn examines a new study that reveals how students' faith can change while in college--what are the ramifications for the church?

Dr. Trace Haythorn: Health Care and Pastoral Leadership

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Trace Haythorn comments on the intersection of pastoral leadership with the health care debate.

Dr. Trace Haythorn: Compelling Questions

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn, president of The Fund for Theological Education, shares an encounter with a man at his front door telling a compelling story that raised some interesting questions.

Dr. Trace Haythorn: Electronic Erosion

Friday October 24, 2008
Dr. Trace Haythorn, president of The Fund for Theological Education, takes a moment to consider how the communication tools of our culture sometimes get in the way of our relationships.

Dr. Trace Haythorn: A Second Great Church Reformation?

Friday October 24, 2008
The more I reflect on the state of the the church in our world today, the more I believe we are in a period that historians of the future will define as the second great reformation.... There are three fundamental understandings that I believe will be the hallmarks of this period: personhood, leadership, and hermeneutics.

Television by The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn

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The Rev. Trace Haythorn - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Trace Haythorn sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss the work of the Fund for Theological Education and how it might, and is, shaping the future of the church. For more please visit us at Day1.org.

The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn (Part 2)- Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Friday October 24, 2008
In this segment Day1 host Peter Wallace talks to the Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn and the Rev. Tiffany Knowlin speak on the specific impact of the Fund for Theological Educations work on new church leaders and how it has affected Rev. Nolan's work in particular.

The Rev. Trace Haythorn (Part 3) - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Friday October 24, 2008
In this segment Day1 host Peter Wallace talks with mentor and pastor Rev. Tiffany Knowlin about the world of the church for young leaders of faith and what called her to the priesthood.

The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn (Part 4) - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Friday October 24, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn and guest, the Rev. Tiffany Knowlin, sit down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss the future of the church and how FTE is working to shape it through education of a new era of faith leaders.

Radio by The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn

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Podcast Extra Interview-Haythorn

Friday October 24, 2008
In this Day 1 Podcast Extra, The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn, President of the Fund for Theological Education in Atlanta, GA., shares his personal insights and experiences.