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2017 graduating Religion students commissioned

    05.02.17 | Academics: Religion

    Seniors were recognized during Southern Wesleyan University’s Division of Religion Commissioning service. Pictured from left are: (first row) (May and December grads commissioned): Grayson Lorenz of Kernersville, N.C.; Samantha Zrimsek of Brookville, Fla.; Mimi (Michelle) Heeter of Seneca; Eric Marcengill of Walhalla; Kevin Hardin of Cleveland; (second row) Rev. Ken Dill, university chaplain and associate vice president for Spiritual Life; Roger McKenzie, professor of religion; Mari Gonlag, chair of the Division of Religion; Bob Black, professor of religion; (third row) Brad Fipps, professor of religion; Rev. Patrick Dagenhart, worship pastor of ALIVE Wesleyan Church; and Steven Dilday, assistant professor of religion and secretary for Fellowship of the Called Youth Theology Institute Camp.

    Each spring, Southern Wesleyan University’s Division of Religion commissions its graduating students as they prepare to move into ministry or additional ministry preparation.

    A commissioning service was held April 24 at Nicholson-Mitchell Christian Ministry Center, located on the university’s campus in Central. Preaching at the service was Rev.  Patrick Dagenhart, worship pastor of ALIVE Wesleyan Church in Central.

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