For over 80 years Women’s Council has dedicated itself to addressing the needs of seminary students. In the early years this included such practical projects as making drapes and pillow cases for the dorm rooms, and setting up a small kitchenette in the residence quarters. In 1964 the Council purchased and donated a Chickering piano in ebony finish delivered from the Steinway Company.
In later decades attention focused more exclusively on the raising of scholarship funds. Between 1988-2010, exactly 3,000 individual gifts were received from Women’s Council members toward student scholarships in the amount of $194,598.
Emmanuel Cumplido, Master of Divinity, 2018
Education: University of Rhode Island, RI
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
"My name is Emmanuel Cumplido and I am a Master of Divinity candidate here at Gordon-Conwell, slated to graduate in the Spring of 2018! I’m from the small-yet-mighty neighboring state of Rhode Island, where I attended the University of Rhode Island and earned my B.A. in philosophy. The Lord has blessed me with an amazing wife, and blessed both of us with a baby boy Conrad Jax, who was born during my very first semester here! Through stewarding the gifts of teaching, knowledge, and faith, I pray that the training I receive at Gordon-Conwell will better equip me to partner with God’s people in redeeming the academy and equipping laity for the work of the kingdom!"
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Education: University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology
"I was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. I received my calling to full-time ministry as a post-graduate while working and serving in the local church. Nothing brings me greater joy than seeing hearts touched and lives changed by the love of God. In future ministry opportunities, I hope to be able to use her degree to train and equip church leaders in the context of overseas missions and church planting.."
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication
"My name is Esther Kim and I’m a third-year M.Div & MACO student at Gordon-Conwell. I’m a native New Yorker so I love everything about New York. I love thoughtful conversations, meaningful friendships, and storytelling. I hope to become a clinical trauma counselor in the future and desire to assist the church in any way I can. "
Hometown: Malden, MA
Education: Suffolk University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
"My name is Tiffany Seulki Lim. I am a third-year Master of Divinity student, planning to graduate the program in May, 2017, Lord willing! I am from a small fishing town in South Korea called Sokcho. We are famous for our squids! My family and I moved to the US at the end of 2002, dreaming of a better future and opportunities for me and my younger sister. Little did we know the amazing plans God had for us in America: I met God here, at the age of 14, I fell in love with music here, (graduating from Vassar College with BA in Music,) and I got to come to seminary and study God’s Word in the original languages – something I never thought I’d get to do as a woman. My dream is to continue studying God’s amazing and infallible Word, and to let others know of this life-giving Treasure. So often, I find that even Christians live a life of dearth and defeat because the Scripture remains too esoteric or obtuse to them. My dream is to make this miraculous Word become alive, active and accessible in the lives of His people, so that it may have lordship and supremacy over our lives, and set us free to worship him with passion and purity of heart. "
Hometown: Reading, MA
Education: University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts in Literature
"My name is Corri Charlton Ogburn and I am pursuing a degree in counseling as well as an MAR with a focus in anthropology/culture. I expect to graduate in 2 to 3 years, depending on how many of the classes overlap, and on what life brings my way! I was born in Fort Collins, Colorado and grew up in Boulder, Colorado where I also attended the University of Colorado from 1987-1991. I have a B.A. in English Literature and also focused on Spanish. I further studied Spanish at language school in Costa Rica in 1992 and then lived a year in Argentina."
Hometown: Chicago, IL
"My pursuit of medicine had become an idol in my heart until God started to call me to give up bits and pieces of my life. In the opportunities and occasions that I was given to serve in ministry, I witnessed the gospel’s power to heal and penetrate through the lives of others. I eventually discerned God was calling for me to serve in ministry. I struggled with letting go of my own pride and my idol in academics. I struggled with my parents’ disapproval. But I knew that I wanted walk alongside others in their lives and be able to point others to Christ "
- Justin Allison
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- Laurine Voltaire
- Peter Bridgwood
- Bobby Ross
- Ivette Garcia
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- McCall Dubbelman
- Pollyanna Soares
- Dongsup Samuel Kim