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January 2012
In This Issue
Keeping You Connected
What's New?
Connect with President
Alumni News
Upcoming Events

Contact Us

Dorothea J. Lotter
Director of Institutional & Alumni Relations

Deborah Fegler

(417) 268-1022
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Keeping You Connected




The 2012 Spring Semester began with academic dean, Dr. Steve Lim's chapel message that asked the question "What can we learn about ministry from one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our generation?"


Listen to his insightful commentary on the late Steve Jobs.


What's New?


Alumni Gifts for Scholarships Surpass Goal  


AGTS alumni gave $33,942 for the Pentecostal Leaders Fund for scholarships.  Responding to the Alumni Phonathon and a year-end request, alumni giving surpassed the $30,000 goal.  As a result, students will receive scholarships that would not otherwise be available in 2012!  We are deeply grateful to every AGTS alum who participated by stepping in to help students in such a tangible way.  For some students, this will be the only scholarship they receive - THANK YOU!


(Gifts for scholarships can be mailed or given online.) 



Each One Pray One


On February 20-21, AGTS faculty, staff and students will be contacting you-our AGTS alumni-to pray for you. We often receive prayer requests from alumni and this is an opportunity to connect with you and pray. There will be no fundraising involved-we simply want to pray for and encourage you. 


Connect with President Klaus


Dr. Byron Klaus will be at the following events:


Feb. 17-24  Teaching a D.Min. Cohort in the U.K.

Feb. 22   Speaking in chapel of the Oxford Centre 

                 for Missions Studies

Feb. 26   Sunday Services at Christian Center,

                 Brussels, Belgium

Feb. 27   Meeting with faculty at Continental Theological Seminary,

                 Brussels, Belgium


Alumni News


LookingLooking to connect with fellow alums?

Log in to the AGTS Alumni Directory.  If you need your username and password, send an email to or use the "Forgot Password" feature.  We'll help keep you connected!




Willard Teague ('81/'86)serves as the academic dean of the School of Bible and Theology at Global University. He has a special interest in the undergraduate French division. Three years ago he established a learning center in Paris, France to train French-speaking Immigrant African church leaders across Europe. He conducts two-week block sessions in Paris.


Linda Roberts Seevers ('00) passed away unexpectedly on February 18th.


Stephan ('06) and Alaine ('05) Buchanan welcomed Liam on Sunday, January 15th. He is 6 lbs., 15.7 oz. and is 20 in. long.


Kelley Jones ('06) is the children services coordinator at The Victim Center in Springfield, MO. She works with children who have been victims of violent or sexual crimes.


CathcartRochelle Cathcart ('07)graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in December 2011 with a PhD in Intercultural Studies.  Her dissertation was: Preaching and Culture: An In-depth Analysis of the Engagements with Culture in the Sermons of Rob Bell, Timothy Keller, and Michael Pfleger.  She is now developing and directing an online M.A. in Intercultural Studies at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, IL, where she serves as assistant professor of Intercultural Studies.



Send Us Your News!News


Do you have family or ministry news you want to share? Send your news and photos to and we may publish it in the next newsletter, Rapport magazine, or in our newly launched "Alumni Spotlight" website feature.

Upcoming Events


Jan. 31   2012 Inaugural J. Philip Hogan Lecture


Dr. Doug Lowenberg will be installed as the sixth J. Philip Hogan Chair for World Missions on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Seymour Chapel. His lecture is entitled: "Reading the Bible with Help from African Pentecostals: Allowing Africa to Inform our Hermeneutics"

Alumni are welcome to attend.




Feb. 3     Women's Fellowship, 7:00 p.m., AGTS 

Women's Event 

Feb. 11  Prepare/Enrich certification workship

                9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Feb. 16  Hogan Lecture II, 9:30 am, AGTS Chapel


Feb. 20   Consolidation Prayer Meeting, 7:00 pm,

                 Evangel University