About United Lutheran Seminary

Unifying, Learning, Serving.

Our Mission Statement

Unifying, Learning, Serving: United Lutheran Seminary is a welcoming and diverse learning community equipping people to proclaim the living Gospel for a changing church and world.

Why ULS?

Theological education can help you to discern and to live out your unique calling from God. United Lutheran Seminary has a combined 346 years of guiding those called to ministry to the path that God is calling them to travel.

Our rich history includes educating the first African-American ordained Lutheran priest, Daniel Payne, and the first woman ordained in the Lutheran church in the U.S., Elizabeth Platz. The Philadelphia campus dates back to the early days of Lutheranism in America, tracing its descent from the Ministerium of Pennsylvania founded by Rev. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, the “Father of American Lutheranism,” in 1748.

Whether you are a prospective student, or a lay leader looking to pursue continuing education, United Lutheran Seminary is a place where you can live out your call as a servant of God and neighbor.

United Lutheran Seminary is a Reconciling in Christ seminary.

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ULS by the Numbers

Denominations represented on campus
1 Seminary
2 Campuses

Gettysburg Campus

Located within two hours of Baltimore and Washington D.C., the Gettysburg campus of United Lutheran Seminary is situated in the heart of one of our country’s most charming and historically important towns.


Philadelphia Campus

Located in the historic Mt. Airy neighborhood, students love not only the picturesque campus, but also the wide-variety of opportunities that are available in the neighborhood. You can also get right into the heart of Philadelphia and beyond using one of the two train stations or public transportation that are blocks from campus.


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Human Resources

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Institutional Technology resources, forms, and contact info.



Communications requests form, branding resources, and ULS media kit.



Chapel Schedules and Welcome Statement from the Deans of the Chapel.



Visit the ULS Library website, or view Library staff information.


Rev. Dr. Angela Zimmann

Pastor Angela Zimmann was appointed Interim President of United Lutheran Seminary on December 1, 2019. She succeeds Dr. Richard Green. Prior to this appointment, Pastor Angela served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at ULS, where she is also Adjunct Professor of Homiletics.

Pastor Angela previously served as Bishop’s Assistant to Rev. Munib Younan, President of the Lutheran World Federation in Jerusalem, Palestine/Israel; Co-Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran in the Old City of Jerusalem; Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Riga, MI; and, Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Dundee, MI.

Read more about Pastor Angela.

192 Years of Tradition

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