Faculty/Staff Speakers

“Ash Wednesday Service of Song and Prayer” – Kenneth Nafziger

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

A prayerful service of scripture, readings and singing designed by Kenneth J. Nafziger, Professor of Music, involving the Chamber Singers.

“Start Close in” – Kenton Derstine

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

Dr. Kenton Derstine, Associate Professor of Supervised Ministry Director of Clinical Pastoral Education and Mentored Ministry, engages Chapel Gathering at EMS with a poetic context for conversation and journey with God.

“Who do you say that I am? Healer.” – Lana Miller

& 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. Undergraduate Campus Pastor Lana Miller preaches on this text walking us all into consider our response to Jesus asking Who do you say that I am? Lana Miller serves as Undergraduate Campus… Read more »

Opening Convocation: “For Just Such a Time as This” – President Loren Swartzendruber

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber addresses the campus community for his final Opening Convocation service on the theme: For Just Such a Time as This. Chapel includes a time of prayerful sending for the Cross-Cultural Seminar groups departing for the Middle East and Guatemala-Cuba. Scripture: Esther 4:12-14 (The Message): When Hathach told Mordecai what Esther had… Read more »

“On The Way” – Dr. Lonnie Yoder

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

In his Spring 2016 opening convocation address, Dr. Lonnie Yoder, EMS Associate Dean and Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, engages our awareness of ministry that happens “On the Way” !

Christmas Chapel: “Who is this stranger here in our midst?” – Ken J. Nafziger & Heidi Winters Vogel

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

Hear special music, congregational singing, Scripture and readings featuring the EMU Chamber Singers and students from the theater program coordinated by Ken J. Nafziger, Professor of Music & Heidi Winters Vogel, Professor of Theater.  Chapel opens with the annual advent greeting video. “Who is this stranger in our midst?” comes from the song, Helpless… Read more »

“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.