Student Speakers

“A Conversation for Peace and Resilience” – Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

“A Conversation for Peace and Resilience” Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD, MPH Seminary Chapel Gathering led by Matthew Bucher, Maria Hosler Byler, Eric Trinka Dr. Abuelaish is a prominent Palestinian Muslim physician form Gaza who wrote, “I shall not Hate” about his life, the tragedy that befell his family, and his vision for a peaceful… Read more »

Wondering and Wandering… How the Times of Unsettledness Impact and Shape us

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

In this closing chapel of Spiritual Life Week, Vanessa Sandoval (senior), Kristina Showalter (Custodian with physical plant and student), Ron Shultz (professor in Education Department), and Maddie List (sophomore), share how questions, doubts, transitions, fears, and unsettledness shaped them and caused them to grow. They share how these experiences changed how they think about… Read more »

“Tribute to Tamar: Lamenting Sexual Violence”

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

“Tribute to Tamar: Lamenting Sexual Violence” – A Take Back the Night awareness chapel gathering in the Seminary.  

Wondering and Wandering… Questions, Doubts, Fears, Living in Unsettledness

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

In this first chapel of Spiritual Life Week, Vanessa Sandoval (senior), Kristina Showalter (Custodian with physical plant and student), Ron Shultz (professor in Education Department), and Maddie List (sophomore), share about times they experienced questions, doubt, transitions, fears and unsettledness in life. They will share more on Friday as well.

“Off the Lampstand and Into the World” – Charlie Tinsley

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Charlie Tinsley, a Methodist student at EMS, brings the message to Chapel Gathering.  His message, based on the gospel passage from John 1:5, 9-13, is entitled, “Off the Lampstand and Into the World: Taking the Light into Areas of Darkness.”

“Transformation Dynamics of Clinical Pastoral Education”

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, led by students from the Summer 2014 CPE class.

“Exploring Ministry” – Chris Parks and Evan Knappenberger

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Have you considered exploring ministry? Carmen Schrock-Hurst, Bible and Religion Instructor, hosts Chris Parks and Evan Knappenberger as they share reflections from their experiences in ministry over the summer.

“Marcando Nuestra Huella (Leaving our Footprint)” – Boris Ozuna ’11

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Join the Latino Student Alliance in exploring Marcando Nuestra Huella (Leaving our Footprint) featuring reflections from alum and current graduate student Boris Ozuna. Boris Ozuna, originally from Sincelejo, Colombia, holds a B.A. in Peacebuilding and Development from EMU. He has worked with several non-profit organizations in the areas of popular education, nonprofit management, and… Read more »

Summer Cross-culturals – Kenya, Local Context, and Iran

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups to Kenya, in the Local Context, and to Iran

“Sacred Ground: Experiences in Lithuania” – Kathryn Fenton

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Kathryn Fenton, Artist and EMS student, presents “Sacred Ground”–A Visio Divina on her experiences in Lithuania. Kathryn is in her final year of Seminary study in the Master of Arts in Religion with a concentration in Art.  She studied studio art at Messiah College for two years before transferring to EMU to complete a… Read more »