Hood Theological Seminary

Located in Salisbury, North Carolina, Hood Theological Seminary was founded in 1903. Their current president is Vergel L. Lattimore.

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Seminary is to educate and prepare men and women for leadership in the various ministries and vocations of the Christian church. Commitment to Jesus Christ informs that purpose and inspires the Seminary’s mission.

That mission is to provide for the church, particularly the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) communion, an educational community in which Christian maturity and ministerial preparation may together take place.


SSA Liaisons:

Mbuwayesango, Dr. Dora - photoDr. Dora R. Mbuwayesango is Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Old Testament at Hood. She has written extensively on Sexuality in the Pentateuch and ideological interpretations of the Hebrew Bible. She holds a PhD from Emory University, and a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard.



Carol PalmerJPEGMrs. Carol Palmer Director of Communications, Information, and Publicity in the Development Office at Hood Theological Seminary. She is passionate about gardening and has been a leader in gardening projects at both Hood and her Episcopalian church, where she has been a member for 34 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Rosemont College.



Creation Care Links

Garden Club Grows Food, Friendships 

Eco-Friendly Dining Hall “Right Thing to Do”

Hood Dedicates Environmentally Responsible Refectory