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75 Stories for 75 Years

On Saturday, August 5th, Winebrenner Theological Seminary graduated 21 individuals who have prepared for Christian ministry and counseling, including the first cohort of the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling. Following Winebrenner’s strong history of evangelical theological training for service to the Church and world, graduates represent several of the 25 different denominational bodies at the Seminary. Graduates this year are from Assemblies of God; Churches of God, General Conference; Churches of God, Anderson (IN); Church of the Nazarene; Christian Missionary Alliance; Evangelical Free Church; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Mennonite Church; United Brethren; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Vineyard Church; and non-denominational churches.

Dr. J. Robert Douglass, Ph.D., former Winebrenner Professor of Theology, and current Pastor at Dillsburg Brethren in Christ Church (Dillsburg, PA), gave the commencement address titled, “The Warning Label of a Seminary Education.”

Graduates who received recognition for their completed studies include:

Doctor of Ministry - Ronglan Huang (Findlay, OH).

Master of Divinity - Byron L. Denman (Tiffin, OH), Ryan Michael Ehrnsberger (Elida, OH), Chris Len McCormick (Toledo, OH), and Ruth L. Whitaker (Findlay, OH).

Master of Arts in Church Development - Alex Rompilla Jr (Saint Marys, OH).

Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling - Jessica Pamonae’ Amos (Toledo, OH), Grace Kaitlyn Basinger (Columbus Grove, OH), Shelly Coonrod (Findlay, OH), Ashley Grace Jacobus (Van Buren, OH), Ethan J. M. Matheney (Walbridge, OH), Angela L. Swonger (Perrysburg, OH), and Haley N. Teodosio (Lima, OH).

Master of Arts in Family Ministry - Dawn Elaine Balduf (Curtice, OH), and Angela Barfield (Troy, OH).

Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Agnes Makau-Olwendo (in absentia) (Strongsville, OH), and Jeremiah S. K. Musyoka (Toledo, OH).

Master of Arts (Theological Studies) - Judith Ann Kitchen (McComb, OH).

Diploma in Pastoral Training - Matthew Levi DeCampo (Littlestown, PA), Kelly Eugene Hall (Newville, PA), and Jason David Smith (Ronks, PA).

To view the entire commencement exercise, please visit our YouTube channel or Facebook.

This is the graduate's moment as we celebrate 75 years. What's your story? We'd love to hear from other Winebrenner graduates about what God is doing in their lives today. Email jsmarkel@winebrenner.edu or kathryn.helleman@winebrenner.edu or message our Facebook page to share your story and/or connect with our 2017 graduates.

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Fall Course Registration: Class Sessions begin September 5th!

Fall course registration is underway for new and returning students. Click here for the Fall Course Schedule.

Returning students can register online via WebConnect. New students should apply online or contact the Admissions Office at admissions@winebrenner.edu or 800-992-4987 with any questions.

Now is the perfect time to begin the journey of following the Lord's call to receive high-quality equipping at Winebrenner Seminary.

Global Leadership Summit

Thank you to the Willow Creek Association for a very successful 2017 Global Leadership Summit. At the Winebrenner site, nearly 300 participants enjoyed two days of challenging and inspiring messages from a variety of leadership experts. To continue the momentum discovered at GLS 2017, Winebrenner offers LeadershipOne to assist you in developing your next season of skills and aptitudes to be a more effective leader in your context. Please check our LeadershipOne landing page for more details of the upcoming luncheon on September 26th. 

As always, if you have questions regarding the Global Leadership Summit or LeadershipOne, please contact Lisa Cross at lcross@winebrenner.edu or 419-434-4208.

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