On November 7, 2007, words of inspiration and insight flowed from Dan Unrau at the Winnipeg Centre for Ministry Studies, a campus of MB Biblical Seminary. The topic was Maintaining Pastoral Identity and Dignity in the Face of Criticism. As pastors, many in the room had experienced the conflict and criticism that Dan addressed. And simply as people, all of them could use the encouragement he provided.
MB Biblical Seminary’s Fresno, California campus will welcome Gaylord Goertzen as their Pastor in Residence for the fall 2007 semester.
“A Pastor in Residence models pastoral care and a learning attitude,” says Academic Dean Lynn Jost. “They bring a presence to the classroom and campus that nudges us to think about our main purpose, of training pastors and placing them in churches.”
On August 1, the Public Relations and Alumni Relations staff team at MB Biblical Seminary will undergo a shift, as Megan Richard replaces Brad Thiessen as Director. Thiessen will shift to a part-time contract position, primarily in graphic design and editing.
This spring MB Biblical Seminary presented degrees to 48 students at its three campuses, including its first graduate from the Doctor of Ministry program and the first two graduates from the Winnipeg Centre for Ministry Studies.
MB Biblical Seminary’s Fresno campus recently honored sixteen students with scholarships and awards for the 2006-2007 academic year. In addition twelve students earned their place on the Seminary’s first Academic Dean’s List.
Fresno, CA – On April 13, 2007 MB Biblical Seminary’s Board of Directors took time out during their spring meeting to honor Professor Emeritus Dr. Allen Guenther for his years of service at the Seminary. A commissioned portrait was unveiled during a reception attended by Board members, faculty, staff, friends and family of Dr. Guenther.
During 2005 MB Biblical Seminary faculty members wrote pieces that contribute to the ongoing faith dialogue of the Evangelical/Anabaptist Church. In a rare instance, a student had two pieces published.
President Jim Holm is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Bruce Rose as Associate Professor in the Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Program (MFCC) at MB Biblical Seminary. Dr. Rose will begin his duties on June 1, 2006 filling a two-year vacancy at the Seminary’s Fresno, California campus.
Rick Bartlett, Director of Constituency Relations for MB Biblical Seminary and Student Dean for its Fresno, CA campus, graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from George Fox University on December 15. The focus of the D.Min was Christian leadership in the emerging culture.
Bartlett’s thesis was titled “A Seven Strand Cord: Braiding Together Leadership Development for Mid-adolescents.” Bartlett says he chose an emphasis on high school students because “the world they inhabit today is already the emerging culture.”