Faculty/Staff Speakers

“Parable of the Prodigal Son” – Don Clymer

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Don Clymer, Assistant Professor of Language and Literature, in diving into the Parable of the Prodigal Son in search of meaning for us and our context. Parables is the campus ministry theme for… Read more »

“A Mennonite Worship: Community and Discipleship” – Nate Yoder

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

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday.

“Working the Soil” – Loren Swartzendruber

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

President Swartzendruber addresses the campus community drawing from Matthew 13:1-9 This service concludes with a  time of sending for the cross-cultural seminar group departing for SE Balkans: Bulgaria, Greece & Turkey.

“Recognizing Jesus when Phone Booths Vanish” –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, “Recognizing Jesus when Phone Booths Vanish.”  King writes: When I saw a PBS video on seminaries posted under a heading that asked if what we teach is repairing phone booths, that caught my attention. Maybe because I turn 60 next month, I… Read more »

Orientation “Service of Worship and Blessing”

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Vice-President for Enrollment, Dr. Luke Hartman, delivers the Sermon during the orientation weekend Sunday morning worship.

2014 Matriculation Ceremony

& Faculty/Staff Speakers.

New students and parents are welcomed by President Swartzendruber and faculty. The official transition begins.

“Storytelling” — Faculty/Staff Conference

& Faculty/Staff Conference, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

During the 2014 Faculty/Staff Fall Conference, several EMU Faculty and Staff share stories about serving/leading:  Linda Gnagey Ann Hershberger Jason Lewkowicz Lynn Veurink Dee Weikle

2014 Commencement

& 2014 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 95th Annual Commencement.  2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee offers the Commencement address.  Graduate perspectives are shared by Chaska Yoder, Aaron Erb, Becky Serra, and Qaiser Ahmed.

2014 Baccalaureate

& 2014 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 96th Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service. Dr. Carolyn Stauffer, assistant professor of applied social sciences, addresses the graduates with her speech titled “The Secret Life of Accidental Heroes”.  Senior class co-presidents Kari Denlinger and Brendan Erb offer Senior Class Salutations.

“Cords of Distinction” Ceremony 2014

& 2014 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

The Cords of Distinction award honors the efforts of graduating students who have made outstanding contributions to the university, community or society. The Blue cord represents strength of conviction that one person can help to create a better institution; also willingness and openness to share thoughts and ideas. The Gold cord represents love of… Read more »