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2019 graduating Religion students commissioned

2019 graduating Religion students commissioned

    04.17.19 | Faith-filled community Academics: Religion

    Seniors were recognized during Southern Wesleyan University’s Division of Religion Commissioning service April 17 in Central. Pictured from left are: (first row) Brandon Bower, Jared Potter, Andrew Bryant, Chandler Myers, Jenny Davis, Lexi Darling, Caitlynn Nixon (second row) Jake Wicks, Chandler Ragsdale, John Ryall and Ben Rosenberger. Behind them are faculty members Rev. Wes Pate; Rev. Mark Wilson, assistant professor for discipleship, multiplication and renewal; Rev. Ken Dill, associate vice president for spiritual life and university chaplain; Dr. Mike Tapper, Division of Religion Chair; Rev. Andrea Summers, assistant professor of religion; Rev. Dave Tolan, missionary-in-residence/Student Missions Fellowship; and Rev. Brent Dongell, associate professor of youth ministry.

    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 17 in ALIVE Chapel at Nicholson-Mitchell Christian Ministry Center, located on the university’s campus in Central. Preaching at the service was Rev. Mark James, pastor of Pickens View Wesleyan Church.

    Seniors graduating in May who were recognized at the Commissioning Service were Brandon Bower of Kernersville, N.C.; Andrew Bryant of Pickens; Alexis Darling of Lexington, N.C.; Jennifer Davis of Easley; Evan McKenzie of Easley; Jared Potter of Central; Chandler Ragsdale of Bessemer City, N.C.; and John Ryall of Harrington, Del. Seniors graduating in December were Chandler Myers of Denton, N.C.; Caitlynn Nixon of Brooksville, Fla.; Ben Rosenberger of Central; and Jake Wicks of Syracuse, N.Y.

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