Homily: John and Michel Sharp (Parents of Michael J. Sharp ’05) Worship Leaders: Jane Hoober Peifer, ’75, MDV ’98, Les Horning ’86, MDV ’98 Music Leader: Benjamin Bergey ’11 Honoree Introductions: Louise Otto Hostetter ’79, Jeff Shank ’94 Honorees: Chester ’36 and Sara Jane ’42 Wenger, Michael J. Sharp ’05, Anxo Perez ’97, Leonard… Read more »
Changing the World One Life at a Time John and Michele Sharp share reflections from the life and calling of their son, Michael J. (M.J.) Sharp, recipient of the 2017 EMU Life Service Award, who was killed while on a United Nations peacemaking mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo in March 2017. John… Read more »
Ken J. Nafziger and the EMU Chamber Singers lead this service of worship during Homecoming 2016 in which this year’s Alumni Award recipients reflect on Micah 6:8. “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to… Read more »
2016 EMU Distinguished Service Award recipients share from their service and leadership roles engaging therapy work with distressed families and individuals at Gould Farm for the past 35 years. 2016 Young Alum of the Year recipient, shares about her work in through video. Emulate offers several musical selections.
Martin Histand ’05 reflects on his experiences at EMU and with Mennonite Central Committee and how they informed working with Project Peanut Butter – a program addressing global malnutrition in children. Histand is being honored as Young Alum of the Year. During his time as a student and upon graduation from EMU in 2005,… Read more »
In this worship celebration of song and scripture, Alum of the Year Tim Leaman (’93), Distinguished Service Award recipient Ezra T. Peachey (’54, Seminary ’56), and Outstanding Young Alum Isabel Castillo (’07) are recognized and share stories from their life and work.
Russell James Pyle ’03, psychotherapist and PhD student in counselor education at the University of New Mexico, presents on Buddhist psychology. From Russell: “With the rise of the mindfulness movement in psychotherapy, there has been a renewed interest in the wisdom psychology of Buddhism. Buddhist principles can be beneficial to the process of healing… Read more »
Homecoming Chapel: Still in her 20s, Isabel Castillo ’07 is already a nationally recognized leader of the immigration-law reform movement in the United States. She was the commencement speaker at the University of San Francisco, was called one of “the 21 brave thinkers of 2011” by Atlantic magazine, and was featured prominently in the… Read more »