The Baptist House of Studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary was created in collaboration with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia (CBFVA) and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global to offer high quality theological education to Baptist students in a residential setting on UPSem’s Richmond campus. In addition, students working toward a Master of Divinity can earn a concentration in Baptist Studies by completing the following courses offered on the Richmond campus: Baptist Theology, Baptist History, Baptist Polity, and an internship in a Baptist setting.
In 2021, Rev. Susan Blanchard accepted the call to become the first Director of the Baptist House of Studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond. In this role, Susan supports students as they navigate campus life, pursue a Concentration in Baptist Studies, and engage in field placement in Baptist contexts.
Susan is an ordained Baptist minister who has long been called to minister to students in institutes of higher education. A significant part of her call has been to nurture students as they embrace their own calls to ministry.
Previously Susan served as registrar and director of financial aid, student services manager, and an adjunct faculty member at Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond. Prior to BTSR, she was Baptist campus minister at the University of Mary Washington.
• Union Theological Seminary at Richmond, M.Div.
• Presbyterian School of Christian Education, M.A.C.E.
• Radford University, B.S.
All full-time master's students who apply by the deadline are eligible to receive full tuition in the form of financial aid.LEARN MORE