The 148th Commencement - Certificate and Degree Recipients

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Seal of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

The 148th Commencement
Friday, May 18, 2012

Certificates and Degrees Conferred

UTI Certificate of Church Leadership

Thomas C. Butler, Sr
Patricia Ann Clark

UTI Certificate of Christian Ministry

Henry A. Boyd
Charlene L. Brabham
Blanche E. Callazo
Venord Mark Cowan
Charles Radford Dowdy, Jr.
Tobby Frederic
Charmaine Hamilton
Frederica A. Hoffman
Pamela C. Klinger
Velma L. Mobley
Donna Elizabeth Moody
William Scurry
Carolyn L. Tart
Rose Mary Turner

Certificate of Theological Study

Paula Ann Campagna
Chris Alan Druckenmiller
Susan M. Moretti

The Degree of Master of Arts in Public Leadership

Jane Louise Forry 1
Hossein Gharavi
Kristin Ann Vought

The Degree of Master of Arts in Religion

John Mark Bright
Eric Tyrone Dance 3
Laura Elizabeth Gorton
Michael Deal Simpson
Allison Stratton Wilcox 1
Joshua William Gray Wise 1

The Degree of Master of Divinity

Diana Murray Booren
Shane R. Brinegar
Jeffrey Scott Carstens
Tiffany Chanté Chaney 3
Brett Meredith Davis 1
Megan Elizabeth Hunt Fryling 4
Jason Scott Glombicki 1, 2
Jessica Marie Hahn
Mason Anthony Hahn, Jr.
David Lee Hoxter 3
Kathryn Suzanne Irwin
Timothy Byron Johansen
Tirtowa Kodjo David Lembo
Casey John Lieneman
Alexandra Liepe 1
Rachel Elizabeth Manke
Christopher A. McKinstry
Cynthia Dawn Muse 1
Stephen James Nesbitt
Bryan John Penman 2
Carmine Andrew Pernini 1
Jonathan Jezreel Recabarren
Kristina LaVonne Lydia Reyes
Ronniere D. Robinson 3
Ashley Beth Rossi 1
Leslie Diane Scanlon 1
Thomas Joseph Scornavacchi
Rodney Jerome Smith
Christine Jane Stratton 1

1 Degree awarded with Honors by vote of the Faculty
2 Degree awarded with Metropolitan/Urban Ministry Concentration Certificate
3 Degree awarded with Black Church Concentration Certificate
4 Degree awarded the Multicultural Mission and Ministry Certificate

The Degree of Master of Sacred Theology

In parentheses after the name of each candidate is the name of the candidate’s advisor. Following in some cases is the subject of the STM thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree.

Anne Catherine Confer (Dr. Wengert)

Romeo Karamchand Dabee (Dr. Hoffmeyer)
Greed: The Slayer of Community and Creation

Emily Kuhn Hartner (Dr. Wengert)

Margaret Elizabeth Herz-Lane (Dr. Rivera)

Kyeil Kwak (Dr. Sebastian)
From the Image to the Likeness: An Analysis of the Letter and Spirit in Origen and Its Adaptation in Martin Luther and Karl Barth for a Renewed Protestant Theology of Scripture

Marva Roebuck Rice (Dr. Pahl)
Beyond Opacity: The African-American Roots of Pentecostalism

Andréa Lelia Thomas (Dr. Swain)

Rachel Elizabeth Zimmermann (Dr. Gafney)
Bridging the Gap Between the Secular and the Sacred: Finding Theological Themes and Moral Values Through an Exegesis of Science Fiction/Fantasy Film and Television

The Degree of Doctor of Ministry

In parentheses after the name of each candidate is the name of the candidate’s project supervisor. Following is the subject of the DMin project document submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree.

Thomas Albert Bingol (Dr. Stewart)
Integrating Technology into the Command Religious Ministry Plan at Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT)

Harold Evans (Dr. Stewart)
Using Social Work Ethics as a Guide to Implement Grief Ministry

Amy Christine Little (Dr. Grafton)
Called, Gathered, Enlightened and Sanctified: Using Luther's Catechisms and Bowen Family Systems Theory to Move Beyond Chronic Parish Anxiety and Conflict Toward Vibrant Mission

*David Roy Maack (Dr. Hughes)
Compassion Ministry: Moving from Social Services to Social Ministry

Cornelius O’Neil O’Farrell (Dr. Day)
The Pastor as Healthcare Advisor in the Poorer Urban Neighborhood

Philip K. Smith (Dr. Grafton)
Gathering and Sending: Two Dynamics in Holy Communion in a Local Congregation

*Doctor of Ministry Degree awarded with distinction by vote of the Faculty

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

In parentheses after the name of each candidate is the name of the candidate’s advisor. Following is the title of the dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree.

Luka Ilić (Dr. Wengert)
Theologian of Sin and Grace: The Process of Radicalization in the Theology of Matthias Flacius Illyricus