Commencement 2013 - The Class of 2013

The Class of 2013


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UTI Certificate of Church Leadership

Stephen Lee Clark

Brian Brishay Dickerson

Barbara Jean Trawick

David Edward Williams

UTI Certificate of Christian Ministry

Flora Lee Adams 

Raymond J. Cole 

Cynthia M. Douse 

Veronica Sheila Goode 

Vernetha Glover Henry 

Ramona Lena Holcombe

Verlene Novinca King 

Cathleen Parris 

Faydonia Richardson 

Priscilla Tennant 

Darnell Denise Wilson

Certificate of Theological Education for Emerging Ministries

Barbara Alice Hayden

Bruce L. Edwards

Certificate of Theological Study

Paul Ernest Adler (Anglican Studies)

Kathleen Jones Harris (Lutheran Studies)

Advanced Graduate Certificate

Kathryn Ann Andonian

Katherine Bender Braun 

Anne Lewis Deneen

Peter Michael Hartney, Jr. 

Mary Lee Johnson 

David William Jones

The Degree of Master of Arts in Public Leadership

John Michael Eskate1

Gail Brown Hicks

The Degree of Master of Arts in Religion

Gail Eleanor Garin1 

H. Kenneth McCaslin 

Meagan Ennis McLeod

Cynthia Elizabeth Slate

Nicole Anthonette Swinson 

Timothy Paul Wiley

The Degree of Master of Divinity

Hayley Jaeok Bang 

Evan Michael Davis

Rosemarie Gerarda Doucette

Ryan James Ferwerda 

Moose J. Flores 

Alina Sara Gayeuski1 

Mary R. Hansen-Joyce 

Joanna Marie Hertzog2 

Alexander Thomas Kennedy 

Yvonne Jones Lembo1, 4 

Jessica Ann Maske1

Colleen Rebecca Montgomery1 

Timothy William Ness 

Amanda Claire Nesvold 

Ryan Richard Paetzold

Felicia Renee Phillips1, 4 

Michelle F. B. Pinkney

Carl Phillip Rabbe2 

Julie Pauline Recher1 

Thomas Mead Richter 

Christian Rivera

Gregory Ross4

Candace Louise Strand4 

Peter Aalan Seggel 

Jennifer Mary Soltis 

Julie Michele Stumpf

Gerald Louis Tancredi 

Phillip John Waselik 

Stephanie Lynn Wooten4

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

Rodney André Brailsford (Dr. Hoffmeyer) 

*Lisa Claire Farrell (Dr. Sebastian) Cultural Bias Against Homosexuality and Its Effect on Bible Translation

Jewel Lee Herder (Dr. Pahl) Baptized and Betrayed: Three Case Studies of Charismatic Authority and Violence in American Religious History

Kurt Raymond Linde (Dr. Pahl) 

Abraham Cheng Shin Lu (Dr. Sebastian) 

Blake Alan Scalet (Dr. Wiseman) 

*Master of Sacred Theology Degree awarded with distinction by vote of the Faculty

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.

Denise Helena Brown (Dr. Krych)
A Catechetical Curriculum for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Joseph A. Conner, Sr. (Dr. Hughes)
The Call to the Church by a Community in Crisis: A Ministry of Compassion to the Incarcerated

Thomas Salvatore Donio (Dr. Krych)
Building Parish Community through Outreach to the Poor: A Circle of Praxis Rooted in Ignatian Discernment

Llewellyn Ann Murphy Drumbor (Dr. Swain)
The Impact of Death Anxiety

Lisa Claire Farrell (Dr. Sebastian)
Penn Wynne Presbyterian Church: The Past, the Present, and the Future

Marsha Spain Garrett (Dr. Wengert)
Betrothal: Restoring a Tradition to Meet the Needs of Cohabiting Couples

Jimmy Thomas Hewitt (Dr. Day)
More Than a Jam Session: Following the Spirit’s Lead

Scott Ryan McAnally (Dr. Wiseman)
A Gathering Place: Strategic Planning for Renewing Liturgical Space for a 21st Century ELCA Congregation

Tiina Helena Nummela (Dr. Swain)
In the Chamber of Grace: Exploring Stories of Shame in the Lives of Seminarians Preparing for the Ordained Ministry

Catherine Skinner Powell (Dr. Krych)
To Love Our God: A Booklet for Clergy on the Classic Three Ways Plus One

Jared Aaron Watson (Dr. Swain)
Speaking from the Margins as a Military Chaplain: An Ethical Decision-Making Model from a Socially Conservative Perspective

Magdalena Naanhule Ya-Shalongo (Dr. Stewart)
Pastor as Chief Evangelical Officer (CEO): Strategic Leadership and Administration. A Workbook for Church Leaders

*Linda Margaret Butyn Yates (Dr. Day)
Hopewell World View and Dynamics of Congregational Grief 

*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.

Robert Jonas Arner (Dr. Hoffmeyer)
Personalism and Human Dignity in the Struggle for Justice in 20th-Century America: Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cardinal Joseph Bernardin

Justin M. Gohl (Dr. Robinson)
Performing the Book of Proverbs: Engaging Proverbs as Christian Scripture

Jonathan Scott Riches (Dr. Lathrop)
Liturgy, Doctrine, and Culture: Beyond Lex Orandi Lex Credendi

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