Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Convocation 2012-13 Kicks Off New Academic Year

Greenville Seminary will be welcoming at least 15 new students, including three new international students, for the Fall Semester which begins on August 20 with orientation and registration. The seminary's 26th annual Convocation will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 21st, in the Academy of Arts Auditorium adjacent to the seminary building. A reception will follow in the seminary's Student Commons. A welcome dinner for new students will be held on Monday evening in the Commons.

2011 grad Breno Macedo, rt., translates for Marty Martin in Brazil

This year's Convocation speaker is Marty Martin, pastor of Fellowship Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Greer, S.C. Pastor Martin, a graduate of Clemson University and Covenant Theological Seminary, is moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America's Calvary Presbytery in Upstate South Carolina. He recently returned from a three-week mission trip to Brazil, where several GPTS graduates are now ministering.

New on-campus students for the upcoming academic year include Santosh Bardhan, M.A., India; Richard Crandall, M.Div., Florida, Adam Harris, M.Div., Canada; Jennifer Loef, M.A., New Zealand; Jerry Shore, M.M.R.E., South Carolina; and Clarence Veld, M.A., Canada. In addition, two students formally studying through the GPTS distance/mentor program will be coming to campus as resident students: Tim Marinelli of Virginia and Tom Van Maanan of Canada. That brings the new on-campus student contingent to eight.

New students in the distance/mentor program are Roel Ophoff, M.M.R.E., California; Nathan Hoefer, M.Div., Minnesota; Kevin Easterday, B.D., Florida; Scott Creel, M.Div., Florida; Joel Montes, M.Div. Texas; Sam Ketcham, M.Div., Georgia; Matt Siple, M.Div., Georgia; Kelvin Driver, M.Div. Tennessee; and David Seithamo, M.Div., South Africa.

Full schedule of Orientation Week HERE.