Wesley Students and Grads Receive Honors

Aug 23

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Lindy Bunch, a Master of Divinity student at Wesley Theological Seminary, has won a partial scholarship to attend “Practical Peacebuilding: Skills and Spiritual Practices for Conflict Transformation,” Jan. 9-12, 2013 in New York. To read more, click here.

Rev. Tim West, pastor of Westphalia UMC in Upper Marlboro and a two-time graduate of Wesley, was awarded the Harry Denman Award for Evangelism at the annual session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference in May. West was recognized for  the consistent growth of Westphalia UMC during his 14-year tenure, and for making it the second largest attended African American church in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. To read more, click here.

Bishop Sandra Lynn Steiner Ball is one of 11 bishops elected during the July 2012 jurisdictional conferences. She currently serves as director of connectional ministries in the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference and graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2003. Ball has been assigned to the West Virginia Conference effective Sept. 1, 2012. To read more, click here.

Bishop Young Jin Cho, who received both his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary, was elected bishop during the July 2012 jurisdictional conferences and will be assigned to the Virginia Annual Conference. Recently, he has served as the superintendent of the Arlington District. To read more, click here.

The Rev. Dr. Marcus Matthews, a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary, was elected bishop on July 14, 2004, by the Northeastern Jurisdiction and was assigned to serve the Philadelphia Episcopal Area. In 2008, he was assigned to the New York West Area. Bishop Matthews has now been assigned to the Baltimore-Washington Conference. To read more, click here.

Four young adults serving as missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries attended this year’s Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference to tell their stories and to encourage support for the GBGM Mission Intern and US-2 programs. One of these young adults is Stephanie Kimec, a Wesley Theological Seminary graduate. For the past year, she has been a US-2 working as an immigration task force coordinator for the California-Pacific Conference and serves as a justice disciple for immigrant-welcoming congregations. To read more, click here.

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