190th Commencement

Posted: May 12, 2015

On Saturday, May 16, 17 advanced academic degrees were awarded along with 3 Certificates in Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and 1 Certificate in Lay Leadership. Among the Class of 2015, 11 candidates received a Master of Divinity degree; three received a Master of Arts in Religion; and three received the Seminary’s highest degree, Doctor of Ministry. Three students, including two who also are receiving Master of Divinity degrees, were awarded a Certificate in Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and two students earned a Certificate of Lay Leadership.

Commencement day began at 8 a.m with a Baccalaureate Worship Service in Santee Chapel on the Seminary campus. The Commencement Service was held at 11:00 a.m. at Church of the Apostles United Church of Christ, 1850 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster. The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Samuel, Lancaster Seminary trustee and pastor of Victory for the World Church, Stone Mountain, Georgia, delivered the commencement remarks, “Let’s Go Outside with Jesus.”

Doctor of Ministry Degree Recipients:

  • Melvin Ray Baber
  • Louis A. Butcher, Jr.
  • Joanne P. Marchetto

Master of Divinity Degree Recipients:

  • Garrett Book
  • Amy Lynn Carlson
  • Roberta A. Evans
  • Christina M. Fidanza
  • Joshua Michael Fitterling
  • Dawn Bathae Harmon
  • Angela Teresa Jones-Ramirez
  • Bonnie Mary Oplinger
  • Jonathan Zaki Queen
  • Brian Douglas Snow
  • David Michael Woodruff

Master of Arts in Religion Degree Recipients:

  • Gregory Merriweather
  • Harum Ulmer, Jr.
  • Kevin M. Vreeland

Certificate in Youth & Young Adult Ministry

  • Harum Ulmer, Jr.
  • Kevin M. Vreeland
  • David Michael Woodruff

Certificate in Lay Leadership

  • Dwayne Scott Aument
  • Marjorie Joseph