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Work & Family Updates

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Career Updates

Rev. Kevin Michael Horak (MRE ’81)

  • Congratulations to alumnus Rev. Kevin Michael Horak (MRE ’81) on his recent retirement after 42 years of ministry at The Church in Arora, Aurora, OH.

Rev. Shane Lima (MATH ’14)

Dr. Daniel Overdorf (DMin ’05)

Dr. Alexander (Hendy) Webb (DMin ’11)

  • Congratulations to alumnus, Alexander Webb, who was appointed the Bishop of the Northeast of the Anglican Church in America in 2023. He continues as the Rector of St Luke’s Anglican Church, Amherst, NH and as Secretary of the House of Bishops of the ACA.

Dr. Soojin Chung (MDiv ’12)

Rev. James (Jim) Benson (MDiv ’14)

  • Congratulations to alumnus, Jim Benson on being appointed Senior Pastor at Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church (PA) after almost eight years of faithful service at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church (Rock Island, IL).

Jeffrey Bell (MDiv ’82) 

  • Congratulations to alumnus, Jeffrey Bell, on the announcement of his retirement after 40 faithful years in ministry. He served churches in Newton, MA, Cumberland, MD, Horseheads, NY and Virginia Beach, VA and also served as a Chaplain (LTC) in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Rachel Hastings (MAOT & MANT ’20) 

  • Congratulations to alumna, Rachel Hastings, for being appointed associate editor for IVP Academic. In this new role, she will be leading acquisitions and the development of academic books in biblical studies and related fields.

Pastor Jason Dampier (MDiv ’17)

  • Congratulations to our alumnus, Jason Dampier, for accepting a call to become Pastor at Word of God Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg, GA. His primary area of focus is youth and family, but he serves all areas of ministry.

Dr. Angel L. Velez Oyola (ThM ’10)

  • Congratulations to our alumnus, Angel Velez, for earning a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Theological School of Drew University. Dr. Velez’s studies for this program addressed the future development of the Ministry of Prisons in Puerto Rico and its socio-educational impact.

Michelle Hurlbert (MACC ’87)

  • Congratulations to our alumna, Michelle Hurlbert, for launching Mosaic Integrative Counseling PLLC this past March. For more information, visit her website.

Andrew Shriver (MACH ’98)

  • Congratulations to our alumnus, Andrew Shriver, for marking 15 years of service as an Army Chaplain. Through this position, Andrew is now contributing to the development of regional religious dynamic studies all around the world for Dept. of Defense Senior Chaplain Leaders.

Dr. David Delozier (MATS ’88)

  • Congratulations to our alumnus, David Delozier, for earning his Ph.D. in Leadership from Alvernia University. Congratulations are extended to David and his wife, Lisa, in celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary.

Dr. William Bronson (MTS ’75)

  • Congratulations to our alumnus, William Bronson, on establishing Enlighten Education Co-op (EEC), a non-profit organization in Florida whose goal is to improve educational outcomes of K-12 public school students. For more information, visit their website.

Dr. Carmen Imes (MABS  ’11) & Dr. Sandra Richter (MATH ’90)

  • Congratulations to two of our alums, Dr. Carmen Imes and Dr. Sandra Richter on each receiving a Jesus Creed 2020 Book Award in Old Testament for their books Bearing God’s Name (Imes), and Stewards of Eden (Richter).

Family Updates

Elizabeth (Ostling) Klein (MASF ’17)

  • Elizabeth Ostling married Duane Klein on November 28, 2020 at the Sussex Christian Reformed Church in Sussex, NJ. She has changed her name to Elizabeth Klein, and she and Duane are living in Jamaica Plain, MA.

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