About Northeastern Seminary
Northeastern Seminary is a place where students are being transformed in a dynamic and supportive learning community, where graduates embody, articulate, and advance the kingdom of God in a variety of ministry contexts around the world, and where the church and community are served through lifelong learning for pastors and church leaders.
"My eyes were opened to the original design and purpose of humanity. The spiritual formation was just what I needed without even knowing it." -Krystena
What We Believe
The vision of Northeastern Seminary is to be a vibrant source for Christian theological formation whose students are formed in a biblical vision of gracious Christianity and impart wholeness to the world in an expansive array of vocations and contexts.
Service to the Church & the World
"There was space to think about my theological beliefs and sort through them. The diversity of students opened my eyes to so many ideas and capacities for service—my world was expanded." -Laura
Northeastern at a Glance
Total Student Enrollment
Fully Online Students
From Traditionally Underrepresented Backgrounds
Northeastern Seminary Graduates
"I experienced a time of continual refreshment. Reading the original sources helped me listen and understand for myself—not just buy into what anyone says." -Jonathan
What Sets Northeastern Apart
At Northeastern Seminary, students discover a theological education designed around their calling and schedules. With flexible course loads, expert faculty, customized field education, and a virtual campus providing 24/7 access to course materials, the Seminary's programs equip students to fulfill their purpose.
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"The classes forced me to think. I had to wrestle with the material. They pushed me—and I appreciated the push." -Lori
Meet the President
Dr. Porterfield became the third President of Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College on July 1, 2014. As a visionary leader with a passion for Christian higher education, she believes that Northeastern Seminary and Roberts Wesleyan College are positioned to be beacons of light in the northeast. As President, she directs the legacy of these institutions with a focus on equipping students and alumni to bring together their minds, hearts, and hands to serve and transform the world.
Prior to Northeastern, Dr. Porterfield served at Azusa Pacific University and Azusa Pacific Online University for more than 26 years in various roles, including vice president for enrollment management, chief of staff, senior vice president for people and organizational development, and executive vice president. Read more...
Get to know the Northeastern Seminary faculty
Students at the Seminary benefit from the expertise and individualized attention of expert instructors who share a deep love of theology and service. Support staff encourage and resource students every step of the way, from class registration to advising.