Commencement Honors 154th Class

Commencement Honors 154th Class

May 8, 2012

The 36 members of Sioux Falls Seminary's 154th graduating class received their degrees on Saturday, May 19, 2012.

The degrees conferred during the commencement service were: Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, Master of Arts (Bible and Theology), and Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies.

A full academic procession by the seminary's faculty and administration led off the festivities. Sioux Falls Seminary alumna, Dr. Cynthia Hoy, who serves as the Director of Pastoral Care Services at Sanford, delivered the commencement address titled "It's a Great Life If You Don't Weaken."

Members of the Sioux Falls Seminary Class of 2012:

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
GERSON GARROS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
KWOK HUNG VINCENT LEE, Hong Kong, China


MASTER OF DIVINITY
MATTHEW CRAIG AT LEE, Newport News, Virginia
DEREK ANDREW BAUM, Alpena, South Dakota
HUNEGNAW BEKELE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
CARL KENT BENGE, Selma, Iowa
JACQUELYN JULIAN BRAUN, Brookings, South Dakota
DENISE EILEEN BROVEAK, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
DOUGLAS JAY DEGROOT, Hull, Iowa
GLORY L. FLADLAND., Grand Forks, North Dakota
SAMUEL D. GETACHEW, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
SARAH JAYNE HERMAN, Wimbledon, North Dakota
ANDREA M. JOHNSON, Brandon, South Dakota
SCOTT MATTHEW JONES., Fairbury, Nebraska
STEPHANIE ELIZABETH KURBIS, Hazen, North Dakota
CINDY ANN HEIDELBERGER LARSON., Lennox, South Dakota
PHILIP JORDAN LONG,Newton, Iowa
DOUGLAS L. MEYERINK, Platte, South Dakota
ANDREW LLOYD PAULSEN, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
ALAN RUSSELL SALWEI, Canton, South Dakota
SCOTT JASON SQUIRES, LeMars, Iowa
DAVID W. STENE, Hendrum, Minnesota
RICHARD EARL STEVENSON, Harrisburg, South Dakota
STEPHANIE ETHEREDGE STRICKLAND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
BOBBY JAMES VAN OTTERLOO, Rock Valley, Iowa


MASTER OF ARTS
JESSICA RUTH BERG (Christian Leadership), Clarkfield, Minnesota
KATIE L. BERTRAND (Marriage and Family Therapy, Wilmont, Minnesota
SETH JORDAN DEKKENGA (Christian Leadership), Sioux Falls, South Dakota
MATTHEW CARROLL GRUCHOW (Bible and Theology), Sioux Falls, South Dakota
DONN W. HILL (Bible and Theology), Sioux Falls, South Dakota
MATTHEW JAMES HOLMES (Bible and Theology), Spokane Valley, Washington
VICTOR AYOKUNLE OJO (Christian Leadership), Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
JOLEEN LOUISE PIETRZAK (Christian Leadership), Yankton, South Dakota
MEGAN K. STAHL (Marriage and Family Therapy), Vivian, South Dakota


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
KELLY A. JOHNSON, West Point, Nebraska