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Meet Our Merit Scholars of 2010

Caleb Chukwudi Afulike, Pastors for Africa Scholarship
Master of Divinity, Spring 2013
Hometown: Umuobiala Isukwuato, Abia State, Nigeria
Education: ECWA Theological Seminary, BA Pastoral Studies
“I want to study in an environment where I will be academically challenged and spiritually motivated. I believe Gordon-Conwell combines both academics and spirituality... I have been a pastor for about nine years and in three different local assemblies...After graduation I would like to continue as a pastor and a theological educator. Teaching is my gift. It’s something I always love doing. ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ Ph. 4:13.”

 
Ashish AlexanderAshish Alexander, International Scholarship
Master of Arts in World Missions and Evangelism, Spring 2012
Hometown: Ghaziabd, India 
Education: Sikkim Manipal University, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Bangalore University, Degree BBA
“As I'm entering full time ministry with The Pocket Testament League India, founded and directed by my father Rev. P.C. Alexander, I need quality education in the field of evangelism and overall ministry.... I want to join the God given dream and vision that my father has ‘to reach the unreached in the subcontinent of India until there is a living witness within the hearing distance of every man and woman.’”
 
Josh BranscombJosh Branscomb, Dr. David F. Wells Scholarship for Teaching Ministry
Master of Divinity, Spring 2013
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS Computer Science; Stanford Law School, Doctor of Jurisprudence
“I know of no better place to acquire a deep knowledge of the beauty of orthodoxy than GCTS, where the academic rigor is Spirit-filled, and community and spiritual growth are prized... I would love to serve as a scholar-pastor who contributes to the field of theological aesthetics and preaches in the mold of Jonathan Edwards.”
 
Hannah BrooksHannah Brooks, Dr. J Christy Wilson Jr. Scholarship for Missions Ministry
Master of Arts in Biblical Languages, Spring 2012
Hometown: Danvers, MA
Education: Gordon College, BA Biblical and Theological Studies with French minor
“After graduating from Gordon College two years ago, I... got married, adopted a puppy, bought a house, traveled to Israel and Iceland, and planted a vegetable garden. My goal after finishing my program at GCTS is to continue on to PhD work in biblical languages and one day teach.”
 
Jocelyn EnnisJocelyn Ennis, Scholarship for Professional Counselors
Master of Arts in Counseling - Marriage & Family Track, Spring 2012
Hometown: Billerica, MA
Education: Point Loma Nazarene University, BA Therapy and Community Psychology
“I chose Gordon-Conwell because I wanted to get my training at an institution that integrated theological considerations with academic pursuits and recognized that God is the true Counselor...I'm not sure exactly what that will look like, but I know that God has given me a compassionate heart for others and a passion for pointing the way to God the healer.”
 
Num HmungNun Hmung, International Scholarship
Master of Arts in Religion, Spring 2012
Hometown: Yangon, Myanmar 
Education: Buntain Theological College, BA Theology
“I chose Gordon-Conwell as my seminary because I agree with its Doctrinal statement of faith. After graduation from Gordon-Conwell, I will go back to my home country and open a Theological School to equip young people for the Ministry of the Lord.”
 
Rachel LearyRachel Leary, Scholarship for Professional Counselors
Master of Arts in Counseling - Marriage & Family and Mental Health Tracks, Spring 2013
Hometown: Midlothian, VA
Education: University of Virginia, BA Slavic Languages and Literatures and BA Psychology
“After spending part of my childhood in Kiev, Ukraine, I developed a deep passion for the people and culture in that part of the world... I would like to use my degrees in counseling and my passion for Eastern European culture to help facilitate the adoption process for these orphans and families.”
 
Day MarshallDay Marshall, Scholarship for Professional Counselors
Master of Arts in Counseling - Mental Health Track, Spring 2013
Hometown: Portland, OR
Education: Multnomah University, BS Biblical Studies and BS Educational Ministries
“When I came out for GCTS’s Discover weekend in August 2009 with my friend Cindy, we both felt completely at home. The things we love so much about our undergrad school were true of Gordon-Conwell: there was a family feeling from the first moment we stepped on campus, as if we were being welcomed home after a long stretch on the road... [God’s] direction has led me to GCTS, and it has caused me to decide to follow the Mental Health track of the MACO program.”
 
Matthew NiermannMatthew Niermann, The Presidential Scholarship for Future Christian Leaders
Master of Divinity, Spring 2012
Hometown: Mahomet, IL
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS Architectural Studies and Masters of Architecture; Biola University, MA Christian Apologetics
“It is a romantic idea and a fantastic goal in academia to be taught not only by a book, but by the individual who wrote the book. Within the halls of Gordon-Conwell this aim is a regular occurrence—an occurrence I am greatly looking forward to... While there are many intermediate goals and desires... in the very long term my wife and I— with the leading of God—are aiming towards becoming seminary planters."
 
Jessica ShaoJessica Shao, Dr. David F. Wells Scholarship for Teaching Ministry
Master of Arts in Biblical Languages, Spring 2012
Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ
Education: Rutgers University, BA Classics and BA Music
“The opportunity to learn from distinguished faculty, the excellent program in Biblical languages, and the chance to be in a community of believers who are striving for the same goals attracted me to this seminary.” After graduation, I hope “to continue in further graduate study and teach in the area of history and ancient languages.”
 
Karin Tong, Dr. J Christy Wilson Jr. Scholarship for Missions Ministry
Master of Divinity, Spring 2013
Hometown: Arlington, TX
Education: University of Texas- Arlington, BS Information Systems and Master of Professional Accounting
“God has put in me a special passion for His mission and a desire to bring with me more Christians on the forefront of missions... This salvation and freedom in Christ is what I want to proclaim to the world, the broken-hearted and down-trodden. My ultimate goal is to be His messenger bringing people out of the darkness and into His light, calling and reconciling people to Him.”
 
Daniel Triller, Rev. Timothy J. Keller Scholarship for Pastoral Ministry
Master of Divinity, Spring 2013
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Education: University of Washington, BA Psychology and Sociology
“I chose Gordon-Conwell because of its strong academic tradition, deep commitment to the Word of God, general sense of warmth among the students and faculty, chance to engage with students from around the world... and the simple beauty of the New England area. After graduating, I hope to become a youth pastor to high school students, ideally in an urban setting, walking alongside them in their faith and teaching and sharing with them God's Word - and leading students on summer backpacking trips as well!”
 
Andrew TruschelAndrew Truschel, Dr. David F. Wells Scholarship for Teaching Ministry
Master of Divinity, Spring 2013
Hometown: South Hamilton, MA
Education: Messiah College, BA Economics
“I was attracted by the opportunity to learn in a diverse, multi- denominational setting from intelligent professors who love the Lord... I would like to enter a PhD program in hopes of serving the Lord through teaching religion or theology on the university level.”
 
Matt Warren, Rev. Timothy J. Keller Scholarship for Pastoral Ministry
Master of Divinity, Spring 2013
Hometown: Plano, TX
Education: Westmont College, BA Sociology and minor in Studio Art
“I've had a number of friends and mentors come out of GCTS, and their examples alone speak to the quality of teaching, the depth of spiritual formation and the strength of true Christian community that exists there.... my greatest hope and goal for this time at GCTS is that I will grow deeper and richer in love for the Lord.”