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Religion seniors recognized at commissioning service

Religion seniors recognized at commissioning service

    05.06.15 | Awards and recognitions Religion

    Above: At Southern Wesleyan University’s Division of Religion Commissioning service, pictured from left: (front) Champ Squires; (second row) Matt Trotter; Christian Clour; Gavin Potter; (third row) Andrew Hochhalter; Emily McClendon; Kaleb Spaugh; Madalyn Mills; Hannah Covington; Micah Sparrow; Mari Gonlag, Division of Religion chair; (fourth row) Bob Black, professor of religion; Brad Fipps, professor of religion; Roger McKenzie, professor of religion; Dave Tolan, missions mobilizer; Ken Dill, associate vice president of spiritual life and university chaplain; and Mike McClung, pastor of Trinity Wesleyan Church, Central. McClung was speaker for the service. (photo by Jonathan Stegenga)

    Each spring, Southern Wesleyan University’s Division of Religion holds a Commissioning Service, a rite of passage for religion students as they prepare to leave SWU and move into ministry or additional ministry preparation.

    The service was held April 27 at historic Freedom’s Hill Church, located on the university’s campus in Central. Preaching at the service was Mike McClung, pastor of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Central.

    Seniors recognized at the Commissioning Service were: Christian Clour of Belton; Hannah Covington of Harrisburg, N.C.; Andrew Hochhalter of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Emily McClendon of Fayetteville, N.C.; Madalyn Mills of Kernersville, N.C.; Gavin Potter of Central; Micah Sparrow of Maynardville, Tenn.; Kaleb Spaugh of Hertford, N.C.; and Champ Squires of Alcolu.  

    Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. For details about degree programs, go online to swu.edu.