Eastern Mennonite Seminary will hold its 62st annual commencement service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 30 in Lehman Auditorium on the EMU campus.
George R. Brunk III, dean emeritus and professor emeritus of New Testament at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will give the commencement address on the theme “Anointed for Ministry.”
Dr. Brunk was vice-president and seminary dean from 1977-1999. He has taught in the area of New Testament at EMS since 1974. In 2009-2010, he served as interim president for Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind. He has a forthcoming commentary on the book of Galatians for the “Believer’s Church Commentary” series.
EMS dean Michael A. King will preside and confer degrees or certificates on the 28 members of the seminary class of 2011. The seminary will award 21 master of divinity degrees and two master of arts in church leadership degrees and one master of arts in religion degree. Four persons will receive one-year certificates in ministry studies.
A baccalaureate service planned by the senior class will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 29, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. Students Steve Carpenter, Barbara Seward and Becky Van Stavern will speak. A reception for seminary graduates, their relatives and friends will immediately follow the baccalaureate in the seminary fellowship area.