President’s Window Alumni News
T he call of God comes at
every stage of our lives.
The boy Samuel did not
for a rich learning environ-
ment. At a time when jobs
in the wider society are
Joel Miller (Master of Divinity
2006) was ordained on Feb. 1
at Cincinnati (Ohio) Mennonite
sleep another wink on the scarce, more people from all Fellowship.
night the Lord “came and stages of life are coming to
stood there, calling ‘Samuel! seminary. This is a gift for David Elkins (Master of
Samuel!’” Moses at midlife the church, because it sug- Divinity 2005) was ordained
was daunted to hear God gests that God is preparing Sept. 7 at Lima (Ohio)
say in the desert, “I will and witness in the world. leaders for the years ahead. Mennonite Church.
send you to Pharaoh.” Life In recent years the AMBS This is also a challenge
changed forever for inter- !Explore program has for AMBS, because eco- Rachel Nafziger Hartzler
national business woman helped scores of Mennonite nomic turmoil in the wider (Master of Arts in Christian
Priscilla when God called teenagers test their own society has diminished our Formation 2004) was ordained
her to be a teacher in the calling. Graduate programs financial resources. AMBS Nov. 23 at Pleasant Oaks
early church. at AMBS are seeing a surge employees recently pledged Mennonite Church, Middlebury,
It is a wonderful sign of recent college gradu- to give an additional Ind.
for the Mennonite Church ates (who bring energy $110,000 back to the semi-
that more congregations and probing questions) as nary next fiscal year to help Paula Killough (Master of Di-
are helping people at every well as older students up balance the budget. That is vinity 2008) is senior executive
stage of life hear and an- to typical retirement age how strongly we feel that, for advancement for Mennonite
swer God’s call. It is urgent (who bring wisdom and life at a time when enrollment Mission Network.
that this call include prepa- experience). Current AMBS is increasing and the church
ration for pastoral leader- students include a former needs leaders, the seminary Daniel S. Schipani (Faculty)
ship and mission work. newspaper editor, people must remain vibrant. We and Leah Dawn Bueckert
AMBS is one place where from various business back- thank God for each of you (Master of Divinity 2006) have
people at various stages of grounds and former school who share in this gratify- edited Interfaith Spiritual Care:
life receive spiritual and teachers or nurses. ing work w