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The faculty who teach in our distance program can be found by going to our faculty section. You can also meet the Distance Education Staff who work faithfully to support this program.


Richard Shaffer ~ Director of Distance Education

Carla Gibbons ~ Distance Education Administrative Assistant

Nicky Story Assistant Director of Technology for UDTS Distance Education Nicole M. Story ~ Director of Seminary Technology Services

Nicole M. Story graduated from the University of Dubuque with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Business Administration in 2001. Since then, she has worked in the seminary as the Assistant Director of Technology in Distance Learning. Nicky has also completed her MAR at UDTS in 2007. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and her family.

What students are saying about the program:

"If we want to keep ordained ministers in the pulpit, then it is past time to offer some alternative avenues for education, particularly for those serving, as I am, as a Commissioned Lay Pastor."
~ Rosemary McMahan

"I live in South Dakota, I am a lifelong Presbyterian and for some time now I have felt a call into ministry. The closest Presbyterian Seminary is Dubuque Seminary. The availability of online courses gives me the opportunity to take seminary classes and fulfill my desire for an MDiv."
~ Pat Hammond

"I have greatly enjoyed the UDTS classes and would really love to have the option of completing my MDiv through this program. It is the only Presbyterian Seminary offering online MDiv classes, or any distance learning options, that provide credit toward an MDiv. "
~ Keith Leach