and gowns, smiles from ear to ear, President Barnes challenges graduates to
take their ministry to unforeseen places—
NJ, June 3, 2014–One hundred fifty-two students were awarded
165 degrees at Princeton Theological Seminary’s 202nd commencement
on May 24. Students received their Master of Arts, Master of Arts (Theological
Studies), Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and
Doctor of Philosophy degrees during the ceremony. Graduates’ friends and family
members filled the Princeton University Chapel and joined in the celebration.
his address, “The Reverend Dr. Theophilus,” President M. Craig Barnes,
challenged graduates to move from being disciples to apostles. Barnes ushered
them to experience the unpredictable power of the Holy Spirit, which will take
their ministry to unforeseen places.
will serve as pastors in churches, as hospital and prison chaplains, and in the
mission field. They will teach in urban schools, minister on college campuses,
and continue their studies, both in the United States and abroad.
T. Toe (M.A.) is heading to Trinity Healing Temple Church, a Pentecostal
denomination in Liberia, West Africa, where he will serve as a pastor.
Shrestha (Ph.D.) is training Nepali-speaking pastors and leaders worldwide.
Niehoff (M.Div.) is heading to University of California San Francisco Medical
Center for a twelve-month Clinical Pastoral Education residency.
Winderweedle (M.Div.) is serving as the executive director of the nonprofit The
Feed Truck, a food truck specializing in serving handcrafted “farm-to-face”
Chiu (Ph.D.) is heading to Taiwan, where she will join the faculty of Taiwan
given during the ceremony included the following:
The Senior Fellowship in History – Grace Vargas (M.Div.)
Gerald R. Johnson Memorial Award in Speech Communication in Ministry – Noah
Allen Daniel Buchholz (M.Div.)
Robert E. Speer Award in College Ministry – Brenda Maggie Bertrand (M.Div.)
The Aaron E. Gast Award in Urban Ministry – Pamela Danine Holmes (M.Div.) and
David Malcolm McGruder (M.Div.)
The Edler Garnet Hawkins Memorial Award for Scholastic Excellence – Nyle Eric
Joshua Fort (M.Div.)
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Princeton Theological Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first seminary
established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is
to educate leaders for the church of Jesus Christ worldwide, and its more than
500 students and 11,000 graduates from all fifty states and many nations around
the world serve Christ in churches, school and universities, healthcare
institutions, nonprofit agencies, initiatives for social justice, mission
agencies, and the emerging ministries of the church in the twenty-first