SEMINARY CELEBRATES 223rd COMMENCEMENT

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary celebrated its 223rd commencement activities Fri., May 31, 2019, at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Dr. Molly T. Marshall, president and professor of theology and spiritual formation at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, presented the commencement address. A number of students also received graduation prizes.

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Watch the archived live stream of the graduation ceremony.

PHOTO GALLERIES

Service of Thanksgiving

Dinner and Awards

Commencement

GRADUATES

CERTIFICATE IN CHURCH PLANTING AND REVITALIZATION

NATHANIEL LEE CARTER JR.
North Braddock, Pa.

DANIEL JAMES DeBRUCKER*
Syracuse, N.Y.

CORY WAYNE DOIRON*
Portland, Ore.

JOSHUA GEORGE FISHER* 
Munhall, Pa.

KATELYN ELIZABETH FISHER*
Munhall, Pa.

SARA RENEE LAWSON* 
Alhambra, Calif.

FRANCES LIN*
Escondido, Calif.

RODERICK MASON* 
Pittsburgh, Pa.

DAVID NORSE* 
Baltimore, Md.

DANIEL McGEE OGLE*
Knoxville, Tenn.

COLIN EARL PRITCHARD* 
Victor, N.Y.

JUDITH LYNN SLATER
Jefferson Hills, Pa.

MICHELE WARD* 
Baltimore, Md.

MARGARET COURTENAY WILLCOX* 
Wayne, Pa.

 

CERTIFICATE IN URBAN MINISTRY

TODD J. MURRAY
Pittsburgh, Pa.

JAMES D. WIMBERLY III
Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS

EMILY CATHERINE COOPER
Glenshaw, Pa.

 

DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS IN PASTORAL STUDIES

REBECCA S. BOYER
Pittsburgh, Pa.

NATHANIEL PENNYBAKER
Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

DEGREE OF MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

THAWNG HEI
Yangon, Myanmar

JEFFREY E. TOBIN
Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

DEGREE OF MASTER OF DIVINITY

DOREEN A. BOWIE
Pittsburgh, Pa.

MARLAENA RENè COCHRAN
Pittsburgh, Pa.

EDWARD DeBRUCE II***
Pittsburgh, Pa.

KYLE R. DROWN
Latrobe, Pa.

DANIEL TODD EMERICK**
Pittsburgh, Pa.

ANDREW MATTHIAS FLOWER
Bridgeville, Pa.

KIMBERLY LYNN FOOS
Irwin, Pa.

SUZANNE LESLEY GOOD*
Pittsburgh, Pa.

DERAIL MARTEZ HOLCOMB* ***
Miami, Fla.

JILLIAN JONES****
Blairsville, Pa.

JACOB GLEN JUDY
Mount Morris, Pa.

MIKAYLA GLENNá KOVACIK
Cadiz, Ohio

CARMEN JEANINE LEE***
Pittsburgh, Pa.

TRISTA JOVETTE LUCAS***
Vandergrift, Pa.

SAMUEL JAMES McCANN***
Weslaco, Texas

TROY R. MILLER
Pittsburgh, Pa.

MICHAEL D. ONDRICK
Belmont, Ohio

JOSEPH PARK*
Los Angeles, Calif.

REBECCA DENISE REEDER
Pittsburgh, Pa.

FELIX NOEL RIVERA-MERCED***
Temecula, Calif.

CAROL V. SHARP
Glenshaw, Pa.

BENITO T. STALLINGS* ***
Pittsburgh, Pa.

KALYN DAWN STEVWING
Pittsburgh, Pa.

CHRISTOPHER JAMES TAYLOR
Whispering Pines, N.C.

JERRELL PRENTICE WILLIAMS***
Garland, Texas

Alyson Margaret Wilson
Indiana, Pa.

 

DEGREE OF MASTER OF THEOLOGY

DAVID L. JONES 
East Pittsburgh, Pa.

EILEEN LISSETTE RIVAS-GARCíA 
Orocovis, Puerto Rico

BRANDON A. SHAW 
Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

DAVID TAYLOR AVERILL*
Winter Haven, Fla.
Preaching APEST: Observing a Sermon Series, Based On Ephesians 4, As a Means of Beginning to Plant a Vision in a Local Congregation

MITCHELL STEWART BUNTING*
Helensburgh, Scotland
A Study of the Use of Scientific Language by George MacLeod, Founder of the Iona Community “What’s the matter? . . . matter is the matter!”

KATHLEEN ALLISON CROWE
Durham, N.C.
The Anatomy of Transformation: An Exploration into How Spiritual Practices and Intentional Reflection Foster Growth in the Personal, Communal, and Missional Identity of Church Officers

SUZANNE GARRARD FLETCHER*
Edinburgh, Scotland
People of the Book: Nurturing Faith in Mothers of Messy Church. How a Book Group Influenced its Participants’ Understanding of Christian Community in Scotland

BRIAN STEPHEN JANSSEN
Wexford, Pa.
Being the Church for Others: Ethnographic Practice as Public Witness

DIEUNER JOSEPH
Apex, N.C.
Developing an Understanding of the Way People in My Ministry Context Read and Interpret the Bible

REBECCA ANNE COLLINS KAHNT
Youngstown, Ohio
“Take Lord and Receive”: Adapting the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises to the Reformed Tradition to Revive and Refresh the Spiritual Lives of Pastors in times of Burnout and Discernment

APRIL DION ROEBUCK
Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Practice of Prayer Walking a Neighborhood to Discern a Church’s Purpose, Mission and Ministry in its Local Context

KRISTIN BECKSTROM WIDRICH
Bethel Park, Pa.
Baptized for Life: Cultivating the Thought and Practice of Baptism at Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church

* In Absentia
** Joint Degree – Master of Social Work (University of Pittsburgh)
*** Graduate Certificate in Urban Ministry
**** Church Planting Emphasis

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