Faculty/Staff Speakers

“Lament, Trust, and Hope through Song and Prayer” – Andrea Yoder and Matthew Hunsbergers

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary, Student Speakers.

In Chapel Gathering at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Andrea Yoder and Matthew Hunsberger lead a song service focusing on moving from Lament to Trust and hope.

University Colloquium – Dr. Steve Cessna

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Steve Cessna presents the November Colloquium address based on his sabbatical work.  Steve’s presentation is entitled: “What do Students Gain from Research Experience?” A Scientist Dabbles in Qualitative Education Research.”

“Spiritual Life Week Chapel – Justice and Jesus? How do I make sense of this?”

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels, Who do you say that I am?.

How do Johonna Turner, Nancy Heisey, Ben Bailey, and several student leaders, make sense of justice and Jesus? Hear their stories. Johanna Turner is Assistant Professor with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Nancy Heisey is Professor of Bible and Religion. Ben Bailey is Office Coordinator for the Department of Applied Social Sciences.

University Colloquium – Dr. Annmarie Early

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Annmarie Early, Professor of Counseling at EMU,  opens this year’s Colloquium Series with, “The Wisdom of Native Healing Practices.”  

“Who do you say that I am?” -Brian Martin Burkholder

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels, Who do you say that I am?.

Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?” . This compelling and relevant question is being offered by campus ministries this year. University Campus Pastor Brian Martin Burkholder preaches on this text walking us all into consider our response to Jesus asking “Who do you say that I am?

“Dreams and Visions” – Loren Swartzendruber

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Swartzendruber addresses the campus community drawing from Acts 2:12-18 This service concludes with a  time of sending for the cross-cultural seminar group departing for China.

“Spellbound” –Dr. Michael King

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary.

Seminary Dean, Dr. Michael King, opens the EMS fall semester with his convocation address, “Spellbound: Present at the Big Bang.” King writes: In many ways, it seems to me, church is unraveling, whether at broad cultural or denominational levels or in the decline of our personal loyalties to faith communities or structures. Yet amazing… Read more »

“Storytelling”– Faculty/Staff Conference

& Faculty/Staff Conference, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

During the 2015 Faculty/Staff Fall Conference, several EMU Faculty and Staff share stories: Jennifer North Bauman Michael King Laura Yoder

“When There Is No Peace” – David Evans, SVBF Leipzig Service

& Faculty/Staff Speakers.

The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival comes to a rest each year with the “Leipzig Service.”   This year’s homily was offered by David Evans, Asst. Professor of History and Mission at Eastern Mennonite Seminary.  His message was titled, “When There Is No Peace,” and his remarks here were made more poignant by the shooting deaths… Read more »

2015 Commencement

& 2015 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 96th Annual Commencement. Dr. E.J Dionne, Jr. offers the Commencement address.  Graduate perspectives are shared by Emily Shenk, Jordan Luther, Kimberly Groff, and Najla El Mangoush.