Faculty Spotlight: David Watson

Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of New Testament 1 | What Do You Like Most About Teaching at United? I love the dialogue with students, whether in person or in online discussions. Lecturing is necessary and can be an effective means of teaching when done well, but being in dialogue…

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Andrew Park

Dr. Park’s new book, Triune Atonement: For Sinners, Victims, and the Whole Creation was published by John Knox/Westminster Press in 2009. It sums up major atonement theories and explains how God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit have been involved in the redemption of sinners, the healing of their victims, and the fulfillment of God’s purpose…

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Student Spotlight: Nicole Baker

I am currently the lay leader at Germantown United Methodist Church, Germantown, OH, where I am also a member. My role in the church is to work with the pastor in creating a two-year cyclical curriculum for Spiritual Growth Practices. I do weekly children’s messages, and have ample opportunities to preach, teach, and lead Bible…

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Alumni/ae Spotlight: Chris Roberts

I am currently Associate Pastor serving at Meridian Street United Methodist Church (www.msumc.org) in Indianapolis, Indiana, a church with a rich history as old as Indianapolis itself. It was the first Methodist congregation in Indianapolis with a cabin on Capitol Square grounds. I am privileged to serve the good people here. As Associate Pastor, I…

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Alumni/ae Spotlight: Jenny Smith

Where are you currently serving? What’s your role there? I’m currently serving as associate pastor at Saint John United Methodist Church in Anchorage, Alaska. I help with worship leadership, planning, communications, pastoral care, prayer ministries, mission efforts, young adults and other projects as they arise. What are some significant projects you’ve worked on after graduating…

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Faculty Spotlight: Luther Oconer

1 | What Do You Like Most about Teaching at United? It has been more than a decade since I finally yielded to the nudging of the Holy Spirit leading me to do the unthinkable — leave a budding career in the then-emerging telecommunications industry in the Philippines and enter this exciting path to ordained…

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Alumni/ae Spotlight:
Richard Stenhouse

Some projects I’ve worked on since graduating from United include a 10-day mission trip to South Africa; developing 25 single-family houses for low/moderate income individuals and families; developing a plaza to house four retail outlets for minority business owners; and developing a day care center for our Head Start program with four classrooms for 128…

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