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May/June 2016
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Keeping Alumni Connected

Congratulations to AGTS Class of 2016!

Welcome to the AGTS Alumni Association! You're joining alums who minister in over 125 countries and every state in the U.S. We invite you to:

Help us keep you connected to the community-at-large by notifying us whenever you move, change jobs or have news to share. Just e-mail to update your information. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Connect with the President
Dr. Hausfeld will be participating in the following events:
  • June 28-30:  Attending The Association of Theological Schools/The Commission on Accrediting 2016 Biennial Meeting in St. Louis, Mo. 
  • July 20-22:  Attending REACH Conference in Dallas, Texas
  • July 30-August 4: Attending Superintendent's Forum and General Presbytery meetings in Louisville, Ky. 
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Check out graduation highlights

Missed the live stream? Want to relive the moment? No matter your reason, you can watch the 2016 Commencement, Intercultural Doctoral Studies Investiture and Doctoral Celebration in their entirety online. 

Golf Tournament 
The 9th Annual AGTS Golf Tournament was held on May 5th at the Rivercut Golf Course. Thanks to all our golfers, sponsors and donors who made the golf tournament a huge success. Some of our alumni golfers are pictured above.

Graduation Event Photos

Looking for some great grad shots? Pictures from the 2016 graduation events have been uploaded to the AGTS Facebook photo album. Check out our Facebook page and pick your favorites!

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Stay up-to-date with what's happening at Evangel University. 

Refer a student
Do you know someone interested in attending AGTS? Use this online form or connect with Christina Ketchem, AGTS Enrollment Representative.
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Faculty News

Professors Paul Lewis ('88) and Marty Mittelstadt recently published What's So Liberal about the Liberal Arts?: Integrated Approaches to Christian Formation. 

This compilation of essays invites God's Spirit to change readers through the great works of history and literature alongside developments in science, psychology, and economics alongside an intense engagement with the Scriptures.

This inaugural volume of the Frameworks: Interdisciplinary Studies for Faith and Learning series was compiled in honor of Jim and Twila Edwards, two long-time faculty of Evangel. 

Multiple formats are available through Amazon and Pickwick Publications

Asia Theological Center (ATC) in Singapore celebrated its 30th anniversary which included graduation and an alumni homecoming celebration.  Nearly 900 were in attendance for the event and banquet.  Two AGTS faculty members serve in leadership positions at ATC: Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation Jay Taylor ('95/'01) serves as vice president for development and Associate Professor of Practical Theology Cheryl Taylor ('91/'03) is vice president for academics.

The University of Valley Forge (UVF) Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Byron Klaus accepted the position of interim president effective July 1, 2016. Klaus will follow legacy-leader Don Meyer, and assist the search for the next president of UVF.

Dr. Klaus served as president of AGTS from 1999 to 2015. Previously, he served for 20 years on the faculty and administration at Vanguard University and as vice president for Latin America ChildCare, a child development ministry that focuses on attaining quality education and serves over 100,000 children in 21 nations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Professor of Counseling Psychology Dr. Melody Palm is pictured with three AGTS students, Joy, Lisa and Malie, at Project Rescue training in Europe.
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Are some people destined to sin because of biological tendencies? Learn about this important topic from Christ-following scientists and theologians.

Culture increasingly sees a connection between biology and sin. But what does the Bible really say? What does science actually suggest? How should we respond? You're invited to explore these questions and more with Christian scientists and theologians at the 2016 Faith & Science Conference, September 23-24 at Evangel University. Reserve your spot today.

Employment Opportunities

Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, Fla. is looking for full-time teachers:
  • Middle school and high school band teacher
  • Elementary teachers
Please send resumes to
Compact Family Services is seeking qualified individuals for its facility in Hot Springs, Ark. Apply at their website.
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Alumni News

Carolyn Baker ('84) successfully defended her dissertation and received a PhD in English from the University of North Dakota with specializations in early American literature of the 17th century, historical criticism and the Bible as literature. She serves as adjunct professor of Bible and theology at Global University and associate professor of English/communications at Mayville State University, N.D.

Bruce Blanchard ('91) retired from teaching after 19 years. He taught 10 years in Worland, 1 year in the Pine Bluffs area, 2 years in Oklahoma, 3 years in Louisiana and 3 years in Missouri. 

Barb Gilliam ('14) recently taught at Northwest University and spoke at various other events, including a district luncheon for ministers. (Pictured with President Mark Hausfeld)

William Molenaar ('11) begins the PharmD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Fall 2016.

AGTS alumni and students celebrated at the Southern Missouri District ordination service.  Pictured from left: Justin Jahanshir, ('14) , Jackie Smith (current student), Peter K. Pyo ('16),  Jesse Pingenot, ('11), Saehee Duran ('16) Adam Holderread (current student). Kneeling: Yisrael Vincent (current student) and Travis Wilson ('15).
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Upcoming Events
Summer Institute for Islamic Studies
July 5-15, 2016
Relate and minister to Muslims no matter your context. 

August 22
Fall semester begins
September 12-13
AGTS Phonathoon
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