President’s Desk

Rev. Eleazar S. Fernandez, PhD - President

Rev. Eleazar S. Fernandez, PhD

Welcome to Union Theological Seminary, Philippines!

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest to know more about Union Theological Seminary (UTS).

I welcome you to UTS, a theological formation center that is committed to the training of religious leaders so they can faithfully pursue their callings and effectively serve the needs of our churches, wider society, and the whole of creation. In the journey of theological formation, UTS strives to be that institution in which Christ-like faithfulness is pursued wholeheartedly, the Word of God is preached prophetically, contextual timeliness is sought persistently, ecumenical openness is embraced truly, and compassion is witnessed courageously. As a formation center, UTS always strives to give its best to provide holistic education to those who enter its doors and join the journey of theological education.

I know UTS not only as a President, but also as a proud alumnus. I can tell you that my sojourn as a student at UTS is one of the most formative experiences of my life—an experience that has nourished and guided me throughout the years. My experience at UTS exposed me to the world’s deepest needs and awakened my heart to care for others, especially the least and those who are dying before their time. I experienced UTS as community of compassionate learners in which vocations are discerned, minds are sharpened and broadened, hearts are emboldened, spiritual longings are fed and nurtured, prophetic words are voiced and acted, creative and artistic desires are given wings, moral sensibilities are cultivated, and ministerial leadership skills are learned and honed to better serve and transform the world as the Divine Spirit has transformed our lives.

If you are discerning your calling or if you are ready to embark on the exciting and challenging journey of theological education that is truly transformative, I invite you to join your fellow travelers at UTS.