Our Hosts

November 24, 2015

Gerald Christianson is emeritus professor of Church History at Gettysburg Seminary where he taught for nearly 43 years. During this time he also served as a visiting professor at Yale University Divinity School and Lancaster Theological Seminary; founded the Luther Colloquy, the International Seminar on Pre-Reformation Theology and Music, Gettysburg; and co-founded Adams County Habitat for Humanity. As a host of the “Seminary Explores” radio broadcast from 1976 to 2013 he recorded hundreds of interviews. He recently co-edited Gettysburg: The Quest for Meaning. Essays on How We Remember the Battle and Understand Its Consequences.

Katy Giebenhain edits the Poetry + Theology rubric for Seminary Ridge Review. Her poems and essays have appeared in Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, Saint Katherine Review, The Cresset, The London Magazine, The Glasgow Review of Books, Seven on the Spot, Backbone Mountain Review, The Examined Life Journal, Down to the Dark River: Contemporary Poems about the Mississippi River, Appalachian Journal and elsewhere. She is Associate Director of Communications at Gettysburg Seminary.


Kristin Johnston Largen is currently interim dean and associate professor of systematic theology at Gettysburg Seminary, where she has worked since 2006.  She received her Ph.D. in comparative theology from the Graduate Theological Union in 2002, and she is the author of several books,  including Finding God among our Neighbors, (Fortress Press, 2013).  She also is the editor of Dialog:  a Journal of  Theology.  She is married to John Largen, and they have one very  sweet Jack Russell Terrier, Henry.  She loves running, reading, knitting, playing the harp, and cheering for the Denver Broncos during football season.  She blogs at www.happylutheran.blogspot.com, and you can follow her on twitter at @kristinlargen.

Nelson Strobert is professor emeritus of Christian education at Gettysburg Seminary where he taught for 26 years. He has been Visiting Professor at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and Howard University School of Religion. A member of the Conference of International Black Lutherans he has served as English-French translator at its international meetings. Strobert began as co-host of the “The Seminary Explores” in 1990. The author of articles in the areas of religious education, educational biography, and curriculum history; his biography, Daniel A. Payne: The Venerable Preceptor of the African Methodist Episcopal Church was published in 2013. In addition to research, he enjoys traveling, reading, music, going to concerts and the theatre.