Grace Theological Seminary honored seven seminary students, graduating from Grace’s masters and doctoral programs, at an awards luncheon on Fri., May 6. The entire seminary class was honored at a commencement ceremony on Sat., May 7.
At the luncheon, seven cash awards and plaques were given to graduating seminary students. The Alva J. McClain Award in Systematic Theology was given to Daniel J. Rosenberg; the John J. Davis Award in Old Testament was given to Steven Chase Ringler; the Homer A. Kent Jr. Award in New Testament was given to David W. Ferrier; the Russell D. Barnard Award in World Missions was given to Nathaniel D. Harley; the Kenneth E. Bickel Award in Expository Preaching was given to Luke E. Johnson; the Faculty Award was given to Colin S. Horne; the Master of Arts in Ministry Studies (MAMS) Outstanding Student Award was given to Keri L. Early.
Dr. Bill Katip, president of Grace College and Seminary, Dr. John Davis and Dr. Homer Kent, former Grace College and Seminary presidents, were in attendance at the awards presentation. Among others in attendance were 16 Korean students from Grace’s doctor of intercultural studies program.
“It was a wonderful opportunity to publicly express our appreciation and to congratulate our seminary graduates and their families,” said Dr. Jeffrey Gill, vice president and dean of Grace Seminary. “We send them out with our prayers and excitement for their future ministries.”
Grace Theological Seminary is dedicated to teaching, training and transforming the whole person for local church and global ministry. This purpose is accomplished through quality instruction in biblical literature, the study of various systems of theological thought, exposure to past and presence movements in Christian history and missions, the development of communicative and administrative skills, and more.