Carey Theological College and Carey Institute graduated their largest class ever at ceremonies held at First Baptist Church in Vancouver on Sunday, May 27. Also, for the first time they graduated students from two new programs: the Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation from Carey Theological College and the Spiritual Formation Program for Chinese Christian Women from the Institute.
This year, Carey graduated a total of 47 grads — 14 students from the Master of Divinity degree, 7 from its MA in Spiritual Formation degree, 1 from is MA in Pastoral Ministry and 3 from its Doctor of Ministry degree. The Institute graduated 14 students from the Centre for Spiritual Formation, 7 from its Spiritual Formation Program for Chinese Christian Women, and 3 from its Diploma in Ministry program.
Special note should be made of award winners this year. Devin Seghers, the CBWC`s Heartland Regional Minister, received the Roy and Elizabeth Bell Prize for Pastoral Care. Dianne Collery won the John Maxwell Baxter Prize in Preaching. Christopher Frey won the Ronald Watts Prize in Biblical Studies. Lorna Bellamy won the Samuel J. Mikolaski Prize in Theology. No honorary degree was awarded this year.
Dr. Craig Smith, Professor of Biblical Studies at Carey, spoke to the graduates and their families and friends about `Grace-Empowered Ministry`. Devin Seghers gave the student address. Members of the Carey faculty and board conferred the degrees during the afternoon ceremony.
Congratulations and well done! May God be with you as your serve Him.