2017 Graduates Ready to Their Use Gifts and Serve Others

2017 Graduates Ready to Their Use Gifts and Serve Others

May 15, 2017

This past Saturday, May 13, 2017, we celebrated the 159th graduating class of Sioux Falls Seminary.  What an exciting time!  We came together to mark the culmination of each student’s journey and to rejoice in the new season of life into which they are entering.

Our focus on what it means to be “fully alive” and to embrace our individual roles in God’s mission seems fitting.  Each of our graduates has been uniquely equipped to participate in God’s ongoing work.  Whether pastors, counselors, spiritual directors, fighter pilots, business leaders, life coaches, or something else, our 2017 graduates are using “whatever gift [they] have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).   

Sioux Falls Seminary is humbled to help our students and graduates live into the unique roles to which God has called them and to teach them how to equip and serve others.  This year’s graduates are ready to take the next step in their walks with Christ and to build the body of Christ as they participate in the kingdom mission.  Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
 

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
BETTY ANNE JOHNSON, Truro, Nova Scotia
CARL VAN VOORST, Watertown, South Dakota

MASTER OF DIVINITY
CHRISTOPHER LEE ANDERSEN, Omaha, Nebraska 
ADAM BARRETT, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
ROBERT F. BAUMANN. Kitchener, Ontario   
RENAE ANN BOEHMER, Sioux Falls, South Dakota                                                                                    
PERRY N. CLOUSE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
ZERHUN DEJANE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
BRENT O. ELIASON, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
KATHRYN K. FRIESEN, Freeman, South Dakota    
JEFF LATHROP, Huron, South Dakota
CHRISTOPHER MCLAUGHLIN, Vermillion, South Dakota
DANIEL THOMAS PATRICK, Madera, California
SEAN MICHAEL TYLER, Omaha, Nebraska
MERIAH JO VANDERWEIDE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
NICHOLAS VANDER ZWAAG, Lakeville, Minnesota
KEITH DAVID WINTON, Omaha, Nebraska
LINGXI ZHU, Nanning, Guangxi, China                                                                           

MASTER OF ARTS
ISAIAH JAMAL BORGUM (Christian Leadership), Sioux Falls, South Dakota
NICOLE CLAIRE CHRISTEN (Christian Leadership), Green City, Missouri
THOMAS CARL HENDERSON (Christian Leadership), Sioux Falls, South Dakota
MICHELE MARIE JOHNSON (Counseling), Dell Rapids, South Dakota
ERIN KAISER (Christian Leadership), Sioux Falls, South Dakota
MARK R. MORRELL (Christian Leadership), Brandon, South Dakota
NICOLLE LYNN OLSON (Counseling), Sioux Falls, South Dakota   
KENNETH POSPISCHIL (Christian Leadership), Sioux Falls, South Dakota
DOUGLAS D. STEWART (Christian Leadership), Omaha, Nebraska
EMILY JEAN THOMPSON (Christian Leadership), Fort Dodge, Iowa 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
RICK W. AHRENS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FOR TRAINING IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
JERALD ROBERT BERTELSON, Sioux Falls, South Dakota                                                                                                                            
NICOLE CLAIRE CHRISTEN, Green City, Missouri
CECELIA I. DACHTLER, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
LAUREN DAVIS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
BROOKE HENDRICKSON, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
MARILYN MOLITOR HILDRETH, Brookings, South Dakota
JOHN H. KOERSELMAN, Sioux Center, Iowa
SANDY B. KUEPFER, Beloit, Wisconsin
JILL ANDERSON LAIR, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
MEGAN MILLER, Pukwana, South Dakota
DEBBIE REEVES, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
ELSIE RIVERA, Brooklyn, New York
MARI LYNN ROGERS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
DORTHY M. TUFTE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
ROBERT VAN ES, Sioux Center, Iowa
SARAH YODER, Sioux Falls, South Dakota