Advent: Vulnerable Expectation

Melissa Pearce smiles outside at Saint Paul School of Theology event

A Note from Dr. Melissa Pearce, Director of Alumni and Partner Relations:   Hello Alumni! Saint Paul wants to hear from more of you, so we are now adding an alumni-authored Devotional to the newsletter each month. Please let me know if you are interested in being a guest writer by emailing me at . As an alumna myself,…

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Iowa Student Finds Peace in Dedicating All to Christ

Photo of Iowa Student Fredrick Killian preaching as part of his divinity degree.

Iowa student, Fredrick Killian, exemplified American success in his professional life. But he was restless—and it showed. He served in a number of different professions, including law enforcement, hotel management and hospitality, and then, executive management for nursing homes. Though he won awards and accolades with each change of profession, he knew he hadn’t found…

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Dr. Young Advocates for E-Reader Program in Liberia

Saint Paul DMin Alumna, Dr. Yatta Young

Saint Paul DMin Alumna Advocates for E-Reader Training in Liberia Saint Paul DMin Alumna, Dr. Yatta Young, believes that expanding access to theological resources in remote locations enhances teaching and learning. She was the first person to launch the E-Reader Project under the African Association of United Methodist Theological Institutions in 2013. Dr. Young is…

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Alums Collaborate to Relocate Community Thrift Store

Alumni Reverend Alan Gager, Reverend Jeff Slater, Rev. Jeff Goetzinger, and Reverend Mic McGuire cut the opening ribbon on the Fiar Price Store

Saint Paul Clergy Alumni Reverend Alan Gager, Reverend Jeff Slater, Rev. Jeff Goetzinger, and Reverend Mic McGuire (not pictured) came together in a collaborative effort to move the Hutchinson Area UMC Thrift store ministry to downtown Hutchinson. The Fair Price Store had its grand reopening in its new location this spring. The Fair Price Store…

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Bishop Muyombo Receives Distinguished Graduate Award

The Rev. Mande Muyombo helps lead opening worship at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland

                         President Neil Blair presented the Distinguished Graduate Award at the 2017 Saint Paul School of Theology Commencement Ceremony to Bishop Mande Muyombo. Muyombo received his Master of Divinity degree with an Ethics/Church and Society Concentration in 2010 and his Doctor of Ministry as part of the Children and Poverty in a Globalized Economy cohort…

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