Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Our New President

Since there are many who read this blog outside the "city" (ha) limits of Wilmore, I wanted to update you briefly on the election of the new president of Asbury Theological Seminary, where I am a student.

My first semester here at Asbury was the last semester under the leadership of our previous president, Jeff Greenway. At the start of my second semester (Fall 2006), President Greenway was put on leave and eventually resigned. The great J. Ellsworth Kalas stepped in to serve as our interim president, until a new president could be elected. The board met and deliberated, prayed, and deliberated some more. President Kalas agreed to stay on and serve a little longer so that the Board members could really take the time they needed to listen and look for God's direction in the process... and yesterday, finally, our new president was announced. The announcement was made via live telecast, from Asbury's Orlando, FL campus, where the Board had gathered for their meeting on Monday. I cannot even describe to you what the excitement level was like in Estes Chapel yesterday.

Here's the picture from the front page of the seminary website:

To read more about Dr. Tennent, you can read the seminary's press release regarding his election by clicking here.

It's a new day, and I think Dr. Tennent will be warmly welcomed here at Asbury.

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