Faculty/Staff Speakers

“Grounded: Jesus on the Margins” – Celeste Thomas, Christi Hoover Seidel, and Matthew Hunsberger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Grounded, Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Spiritual Renewal Chapel – Grounded: Jesus on the Margins, prophetic voices – Celeste Thomas,  Christi Hoover Seidel, and Matthew Hunsberger

“What’s Stopping You?” – David Evans

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

Continuing the School for Leadership Training conversation: Dr. David Evans, Assistant Professor of History, Mission, Intercultural and Interfaith Studies, leads the Seminary Chapel Gathering in conversation about “neighboring” others, using the parable of the Good Samaritan. “What’s Stopping You.” …identify systems and institutions that make it difficult to draw near to people from different… Read more »

“Love the One You’re With” – David Evans

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

David Evans, Assistant Professor of History, Mission, Intercultural and Interfaith Studies, leads the Seminary Chapel Gathering in conversation about “neighboring” others, using the parable of the Good Samaritan.

“Stories on Being Grounded” – Paul Yoder ’06, ’11

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Grounded, University Chapels.

Paul Yoder, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, shares personal stories and reflections on finding God and clarifying our roots in the midst of transition contributing to the chapel and campus ministries Grounded theme. ——- Paul J. Yoder is an assistant professor of teacher education. Paul earned his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a… Read more »

“A Mennonite at the Pentagon: Human Security in an Age of Terror” – Lisa Schirch

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Lisa Schirch , Research Professor at CJP, reflects on A Mennonite at the Pentagon: Human Security in an Age of Terror. ——- Dr. Lisa Schirch is North American Research Director for the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, Senior Policy Advisor with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and Research Professor at the Center… Read more »

“Grounded” – Marci Frederick

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Grounded, University Chapels.

Marci Frederick, EMU Director of Libraries, further develops the chapel and campus ministries theme Grounded inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21. ——- Marci began as Hartzler Library Director in 2015. She holds an M. L. I. S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and additional Master’s degrees in Philosophy (Institute for Christian Studies) and American History (University… Read more »

Opening Convocation: “Ringing in a New Year, a New Era”- Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman

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

Gather as a campus community for an address on Ringing in a New Year, a New Era from incoming President Susan Schultz Huxman. Toward the close of the service, there will be a time of sending for the Cross-Cultural Seminar groups soon departing for Guatemala-Colombia and the Middle East. We will also be ringing… Read more »

Seminary Convocation – “Little by Little” – Nancy Heisey

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

Dr. Nancy Heisey, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Associate Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies and Church History.

Community Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Gather as a community for an Advent and Christmas service of Lessons and Carols featuring Christian scripture and song. This service features readers from the EMU theater program and music featuring student song leaders, a handbell choir and the vocal ensemble Emulate.