Under the leadership of the Board of Directors, the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary has formed a development committee to begin the vital work of ensuring that the necessary financial support is available for the important work the Seminary does to prepare ministers and leaders for the future. This work includes a dynamic mix of fundraising priorities, which include scholarship development, library improvement, and legacy endowment creation. The information that is being released today is both the result of months of hard work and a more pressing and urgent response to the emerging impacts of the global pandemic impacting the entire world in 2020 and beyond.
The Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary was in the process of writing a Case Statement to raise awareness of the growth and development of the Seminary to all past, present, and future supporters. It was nearly finished when the Covid-19 pandemic forced many active programs and activities to be put on hold. You will find that document available for download below listed as the Case Statement. This document was a product of the newly formed Development Committee led by Jeanie Kurka Reimer, and Seminary staff. The Committee has been working with Scott Gilpin, a consultant with the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education. Additionally, Scott helped write the second document linked below – a Response to COVID-19. It is truly remarkable how the seminary has responded and shifted their efforts to online learning for all students. Thus, we wanted to share both of these documents with the Friends of Estonia. We encourage you to read both these documents to learn more.
BMTS Case Statement BMTS Response to COVID-2019
The Development Committee is in the process of contacting all of the households from existing relationships to re-establish connection with all those who have had an interest in the seminary over the past 25 years. We first want to check on the welfare of our friends and then share the wonderful things that the seminary is doing in the Baltics and greater Europe. We have a wonderful institution and want all of those with an interest in Estonia to be aware of it. There is also a need to update contact information so we hope that we can reach you! If you have moved in the past few years you might send us an e-mail to let us know your most current information. You can e-mail Külli Tõniste, the rector of the seminary, at or Mary Ann Smith, or complete the form below.