David says, "I counted it an honor to serve the families of military members who, many voluntarily and heroically, served our great country." When he retired from the military in 1990, he and his wife, Barbara, didn't stop moving. They bought an RV and for seven years traveled the United States, including Alaska, averaging three months per year doing volunteer mission work.
"Evangelical provided through academics a foundation for ministry and through the faculty an example of Christian living which contributed to my desire to serve Christ our Lord," he says.
Bob Shuey serves in Akron, Ohio, at Cottage Grove E.C. Church. "Evangelical prepared me to lead with confidence and courage. My life as a pastor is a joy and a privilege, one that I take seriously."
Before he entered full-time ministry, Shuey was a lay leader in his home church in Baltimore, MD. "Evangelical Seminary will forever hold a special place in my heart," Bob says. "The opportunity to connect with students, faculty and staff while growing deeper with God, has prepared me not only for ministry, but a closer relationship with God through Christ Jesus. Evangelical equipped me to reach the world for Christ with passion and confidence. My seminary days were very precious to me, and I am proud to know that together we are making a difference for the kingdom of God. I can't even begin to adequately tell you how blessed I am for being connected to the Evangelical Seminary family."
Frank is community relations director at Sacred Heart Villa in Reading, PA. Previously, he was executive director of the E.C.C. Retirement Village in Myerstown for 20 years and then president/CEO of Moravian Manor, a retirement community in Lititz, PA.
"Evangelical helped prepare me to relate to a changing world," Frank says. "From the late sixties to early seventies there was significant social unrest. Seminary gave me greater insight to people's spiritual needs and influenced my approach to pastoral care. Both my pulpit ministry and my one-on-one ministry were more effective as a result of the preparation I experienced at Evangelical."
Norm Yeater has been the chaplain at Lebanon Valley Brethren Home in Palmyra, PA, for 16 years.
"The best part of what I do involves community. I have discovered wonderful examples, models, even heroes of Christian living among the elders, family and staff."
In 2011, Norm took his learning to another level, completing a Doctor of Ministry program.
"Evangelical equips ministry leaders to approach ministry through an ever-changing church and culture-—even a 20th-Century education did not restrict 21st-Century ministry," he says.
For more than four decades, Fred has ministered, served as the National Conference Chair of the EC Church and currently is the pastor at Bethel EC Church in Conestoga, PA.
"Seeing lives changed by Christ and helping people use their giftings in His service," is the best part of the job, Fred says. He credits Evangelical with preparing him for his life's work. "Evangelical gave me the solid theological foundation and practical training that prepared me for over 40 years of productive pastoral and administrative ministry," Fred says.