Category: Testimony


Morgan Peck

The course opened the doors for faith discussions with my peers that I never would have had at my own school.  I still keep in touch with many of the friends I made during the course.

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Declan Aroh

I enjoyed taking the Pinkard’s Scholars course because It allowed me to understand that in order to move towards a world of understanding one must be ready to dialogue with others in order to share beliefs and ideas. Furthermore, the program helped me to develop my own thoughts more as I learned about the various reasons behind others’ actions and my own.

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Deacon Kevin Bagley

It’s because of my study at St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute that I am able to comfortably engage in regular prayer with my Seventh Day Adventist coworker.

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Deacon James Morley

I greatly value my time here at St. Mary’s as it has provided me with an excellent environment for spiritual and intellectual growth.

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Derek Miller

I have been challenged and my ministry has been enriched by the diversity of traditions and theological perspectives held by my fellow students and faculty.

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Shannon Curran

My experience as a student at the EI was life-giving and life-changing. I felt called to study theology personally and for ministry. My teachers challenged me academically and by the way they lived as Christians.

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Jerri Edmonds

Here I continue to develop a deeper understanding of my faith, which has helped me develop a deeper relationship with Christ.

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Dr. Brian Berry

EI students bring to the classroom mature faith and commitment to the mission of the church. These qualities make it a joy for me to accompany them in their search for deeper theological understanding.

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the Rev. Dr. Amy Richter, New Testament

It is a joy to work with students who are studying to prepare for future ministry or become better equipped for current ministry.  We have great conversations–often about the intersection of new understanding and practical experience.

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