Seminary Spiritual Life Week: Deepening into Silence

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it”

Speakers: John and Sandy Dresher-Lehman

John has a bachelor’s degree in rehab counseling and masters of social work from Virginia Commonweath. He worked with addictions and trauma work for 15 years. Since 2003 he has been working in private practice, with a focus on trauma recovery. He works with individuals, couples, and some children and adolescents. He has been trained a spiritual director.

Sandy is pastor of worship and congregational care at Souderton Mennonite Church. She graduated from EMU in 1986 and has master’s degrees in social work and Christian education. She has been involved in prison chaplaincy, voluntary service, mental health and crisis counseling, pastoring, and writing devotional books.

John and Sandy have led a voluntary service unit in Richmond, Va., and retreats at The Hermitage in Michigan. They have two children, Maria and Jonathan.

Seminary Spiritual Life Week: Born of Words

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

“The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone”

Speakers: John and Sandy Dresher-Lehman

John has a bachelor’s degree in rehab counseling and masters of social work from Virginia Commonweath. He worked with addictions and trauma work for 15 years. Since 2003 he has been working in private practice, with a focus on trauma recovery. He works with individuals, couples, and some children and adolescents. He has been trained a spiritual director.

Sandy is pastor of worship and congregational care at Souderton Mennonite Church. She graduated from EMU in 1986 and has master’s degrees in social work and Christian education. She has been involved in prison chaplaincy, voluntary service, mental health and crisis counseling, pastoring, and writing devotional books.

John and Sandy have led a voluntary service unit in Richmond, Va., and retreats at The Hermitage in Michigan. They have two children, Maria and Jonathan.

2011-12 Fall Convocation

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber addresses a gathered community of more than 850 in Lehman Auditorium to open the academic year.

Seminary Fall Convocation

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

Michael A. King,Vice President and Dean of  Eastern Mennonite Seminary, offers the address in this Fall Convocation chapel gathering in the seminary.  His message is titled,  “A Bible as big as the Universe”.

2011 Baccalaureate

& 2011 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 93rd Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service.  Dr. Peter Dula, Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture, addresses the graduates with his speech, titled, Education on the Way to Emmaus.  Senior class co-presidents Janelle Freed and Braydon Hoover offer Senior Class Salutations.

2011 Seminary Commencement

& 2011 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary celebrates the 62nd Annual Commencement with an address by George R. Brunk III, dean emeritus and professor emeritus of New Testament at EMS, titled, “Anointed for Ministry.”

2011 Nurses’ Pinning

& 2011 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

The Spring semester nursing graduates celebrate the completion of their Nursing degrees in this traditional pinning ceremony.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Middle East

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

The returning Spring 2011 Middle East Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in the Syria, Palestine, and Israel this semester.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Guatemala

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

The returning Spring 2010 Guatemala Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in Guatemala and at the US/Mexico border this semester.