Donaldson, Faszer Receive Emeritus Status

Donaldson, Faszer Receive Emeritus Status

June 3, 2013

On Saturday, May 25, Professors Del Donaldson and Ted Faszer participated in their last commencement service as full-time faculty members.  To their surprise, both were awarded Emeritus status for their service and dedication to Sioux Falls Seminary and its students.  Both concluded their formal teaching careers with the seminary on June 30, 2013.

Dr. Del Donaldson, Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Emeritus
20 Years at Sioux Falls Seminary

In his twenty years as a faculty member at Sioux Falls Seminary, Dr. Donaldson has inspired generations of students to help guide others through the ups and downs of life by teaching the discipline and practice of marriage and family therapy.  Both through his own counseling practice and, by extension, through the work of his many students now practicing counseling and therapy around the world, Donaldson has helped many individuals and families live happier, more fulfilled lives.

Outside the classroom, Donaldson has also served as Clinical Director of the seminary’s Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic and as Director of the seminary’s Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling programs.  He is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, an Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and an ordained minister in the Christian Church – North American Christian Convention.

Dr. Ted Faszer, Professor of Christian Education and Church Music Emeritus
36 Years at Sioux Falls Seminary

Dr. Faszer is perhaps best known for creating an Advent tradition for many in Sioux Falls by leading the Sioux Falls Seminary Community Choir in an annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, Dr. Faszer has ministered to countless individuals through his gift of music.  In his thirty-six years as a faculty member, he also developed Christian disciples for the church and for the ministries of Christ.  Faszer has taught in the areas of Christian Education and Church Music and, for a time, served as Director of Master's Studies.

For over three decades, he has been a tireless preacher and a consistent positive presence in the seminary’s corporate life.  He has practiced the Christian ministry of hospitality, both welcoming students and colleagues into his home and spending countless hours with students in fellowship and prayer.  Beyond Sioux Falls Seminary, Faszer has served as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Sioux Falls.

Thanks professors for your combined 56 years of service to Sioux Falls Seminary and its students.  You have made a difference in the lives of many!