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restoring fullness: Professor Strives to Meet the Relationship and Psychological Needs of Ministry Professionals When he’s not teaching or offering psychological care to clients at Sioux Falls Psychological Services, Dr. Doug Anderson, Sioux Falls Seminary Assistant Professor of Counseling, works to meet the relationship and psychological needs of ministry professionals in an intensive therapy format and nature-oriented context.
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The move to Sioux Falls Seminary’s new, environmentally-responsible campus is rapidly approaching. In honor of this exciting time, we are pleased to announce the following upcoming hard hat tours:
Check out the construction progress online anytime from the comfort of your home.
Sioux Falls Seminary Alumni: Wednesday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at 12:30 p.m. RSVP: call 800.440.6227 ext. 703 Churches and Other Groups: Gather a group and call the department of church and alumni relations at 800.440.6227 ext. 702 to schedule a time. Tours will last approximately one hour. Sioux Falls Seminary impact
There are two simple ways to check out construction photos, which are taken and updated weekly: 1. Visit www.sfseminary.edu and click on the View Campus button at the bottom left. 2. Go directly to the seminary’s photostream by visiting www.flickr.com/sfseminary.
A Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, he established a non-profit organization called Oak Glen. It gives Anderson an alternative format to offer a safe and confidential setting for ministry professionals and their families to address compassion fatigue, stress and burnout, strained or failing marriages, church conflict, depression, and more. One way Oak Glen hopes to restore fullness is by offering brief and intensive psychotherapy experiences. These intimate gatherings offer time for rest, reflection, restoration, and several hours of group psychotherapy daily. For information on Oak Glen or to learn about upcoming opportunities to restore fullness, contact Dr. Doug Anderson or Robin Duncan by calling 605.371.6968 or visiting www.oakgleninc.com.
new life to congregations Spring 2009
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from the president
Sioux Falls Seminary alumnus Brad Blyth is working hard to bring new life to Orchard Community Church near Rochester, NY.
President Haganâ€™s thoughts on the joy of leading Sioux Falls Seminary.
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from the faculty A sampling of faculty publications.
campus construction update Progress continues at the new campus site.
10 sfs event calendar summit house sees growth
Connect with SFS at upcoming events. Event listings are always available online at www.sfseminary.edu/events.
Sioux Falls Seminary students are applying their skills and abilities to help transform a neighborhood.
11 outside the box SFS is getting creative with its ethics course.
alumni in action Brief Q&A with two alumni who are keeping the church relevant in todayâ€™s world.
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staying in touch News, updates, and prayer requests from Sioux Falls Seminary alumni.
The impact is now published by Sioux Falls Seminary two times per year for the benefit of the seminary community, friends, alumni, and supporters. Additional news and event information is distributed by e-mail throughout the year. To join our online news list, please visit www.sfseminary.edu/signup.php or call 800.440.6227 ext. 703.
Stay in Touch with Sioux Falls Seminary Staying in Touch, the former alumni e-newsletter, will now be published as part of the Impact. We encourage you to stay in touch with us by sharing your current ministry role, family news, and/or prayer requests. To submit your updates, news, and prayer requests, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, send us a message on Facebook, call 800.440.6227 ext. 702, or visit www.sfseminary.edu/contact. To receive the latest news and event information by e-mail, please register online at www.sfseminary.edu/signup.php.
G. Michael Hagan, President of Sioux Falls Seminary
The Rev. Monte Michaelson lives in Okeene, OK, with his wife, Leslie. He is currently working as a prison chaplain.
The Rev. Samuel Bandela and his wife, Latha, live in Duluth, GA. They are missionaries to India with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. They are currently stateside raising their financial support.
The Rev. Dennis Webber lives in Milbank, SD, with his wife, Loretha. Dennis is the pastor at Valley Baptist Church. Their church is now doing a monthly service in Spanish for Hispanics that live and work in their community.
Vesta Berglund and husband, Ted, live in Bancroft, IA. In the summer of 2008, their home suffered flood damage. They ask for prayer for recovery of homes as well as for their family situation.
Cathleen Mcguire lives in Racine, WI. She works as a medical technologist and asks for prayer for her Bible study.
The Rev. Tony Dickerson and his wife, Haifa, live in Chelsea, MI. Tony has been the pastor at the Covenant Church in Chelsea for 13 years.
The Rev. Rick Casteel lives in Cedar Rapids, IA, with his wife, Kristi. They ask for prayer for their counseling ministry as well as for the city of Cedar Rapids. In the summer of 2008, there was a tremendous amount of flooding, and many homes were damaged.
The Rev. Leslie Pearson and his wife, Rozella, reside in Rochester, MN. Leslie is retired but is serving at St. Charles Bible Church. He asks that we pray for vision and direction for the church.
The Rev. Jan Gross lives in Beresford, SD, with his wife, Deborah. Jan is pastor of the United Methodist Church in Beresford.
Pastor Ryan Franchuck and wife, Sallie, live in Baltic, SD, where Ryan is planting a North American Baptist church.
The Rev. Darwin Kopfmann and wife, Donna, live in Streeter, ND. They ask for prayer for Donna as she is facing terminal cancer.
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The Rev. Jim Striegler lives in Kenosha, WI, with wife, Kathy. They ask for continued prayer for Jim’s health. They are very thankful for Kathy’s new job.
The Rev. Paul Huxtable and wife, Cindy, live in Neenah, WI. Paul is the senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church.
Geraldine Schnabel of Parker, SD, has been involved in a mission group called Helping Hands for Haiti. The group works to build schools in the villages of Haiti.
Trisha Wheelock and husband, Lee, live in St. Peter, MN. Both are losing their jobs: Trisha as a Bible and Theology professor at Gustavus Adolphus College and Lee as a landscape architect. They ask for prayer as they search for available positions in the Midwest within their respective fields.
The Rev. Ernest Hoffman lived in Leduc, AB, with his wife, Anne. He passed away on June 1, 2008. During his first years after graduating from seminary, he served as pastor at Wiesenthal Baptist Church in Millet, AB. He pastored at various other places throughout the years.
The Rev. Oscar Fritzke lived in Stettler, AB, with his wife, Joyce. Oscar passed away on May 20, 2008. He served 35 years in pastoral ministry in North Dakota, Michigan, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.
The Rev. Clinton E. Grenz lived in Bismarck, ND, with wife, Carol. Clinton passed away on June 26, 2008. He served at his first church in Minot, ND, until beginning his military ministry as an Army Chaplain for 26 years. After his retirement, Clinton became a chaplain for the State of ND in the Civil Air Patrol division.
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campus construction update Construction of the seminary’s new environmentally-responsible campus is underway. With winter’s arrival, work on the building’s exterior subsided. Inside, work is taking place on all three floors of the building. On the lower level, which will be occupied by the seminary’s counseling center (Sioux Falls Psychological Services) and the NAB Heritage Commission, walls are painted and bathroom fixtures and ceiling tiles have been added.
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The Rev. Ervin Gerlitz and his wife, Lillian, live in Puyallup, WA. They ask for prayer for Ervin’s health concerns.
Progress is also taking place on the main level, which includes multi-purpose spaces, conference rooms, and administrative offices. Crews have finished sheetrocking and painting the walls and are now adding tile and fixtures to the bathrooms. In addition, a fireplace in one of the common areas has been installed.
The Rev. William Effa and his wife, Ruth, live in Columbus, NE. William has been working as a hospice chaplain for ten years at Columbus Community Hospital.
The second level, home to faculty offices, study areas for students, and smart classrooms, is starting to catch up to other levels of the building as crews work from the bottom up. Framing, sheetrocking, and taping are complete. Texturizing and painting are underway.
The Rev. Gordon Huisinga and his wife, Betty, live in Minnetonka, MN. Gordon is very active in his church, New Hope Evangelical Free, where he teaches Sunday school.
Projects in the weeks and months ahead include adding exterior metal panels and interior aluminum trim, hanging doors, completing finish work for electrical, plumbing, and HVAC, hanging acoustical ceiling tile, laying carpet, and staining concrete floors. A completion date for the project is July 2009. However, the project is currently several weeks ahead of schedule. We invite you to visit www.sfseminary.edu to get the latest campus construction updates.
Keep up with the construction anytime, anywhere. View updated photos online at www.flickr.com/sfseminary or by visiting www.sfseminary.edu and clicking on the View Campus link at the bottom left.
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Dr. John Binder and Barbara Binder ‘60 thank everyone for their continued prayers. John suffered a stroke in May 2008. He is on the road to recovery. He continues physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Barbara is thankful for and pleased with the progress that John is making.
Dr. Helmut Michelson and his wife, Ilse, live in Orlando, FL. They ask for prayer for Helmut. He is recovering from surgery.
The Rev. Darwin Stahl lives in Ashley, ND, with his wife, Judy. Darwin’s parents, Samuel and Lily, both passed away in 2008.
The Rev. Marion McCoy and his wife, Delphia, live in Ottumwa, IA. Marion is now retired from First Baptist Church in Fremont, IA. Their neighborhood flooded in the summer of 2008. Thankfully, their home was spared from damage.
The Rev. Marvin Busenuis lives in Edmonton, AB. He asks for prayer for his wife, Priscilla, who had surgery to remove a mass in her kidney.
The Rev. El Roy Pankow and wife, Joyce, live in Anaheim, CA. El Roy serves at Wilshire Avenue Community Church in Fullerton as Worship and Adult Ministries Pastor. He has been involved in a ministry called CASA (Christian Association of Serving Adult Ministries) which coordinates shortterm mission trips around the world for people 50 and over.
The Rev. Randall C. Tschetter and his wife, Karla, live in Sioux Falls, SD. Karla was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia on December 1, 2007. Since that time, she has given hundreds of blood samples, received chemotherapy and radiation treatments and blood transfusions, taken thousands of pills, and been the recipient of a stem-cell transplant, courtesy of her brother. One year later, there is no trace of Leukemia in Karla’s body, and she is regaining strength daily. Randy and Karla thank everyone in the Sioux Falls Seminary family that upheld them in prayer this past year.
The Rev. Penny Eberhart and the Rev. Emil Eberhart live in Sioux Falls, SD. Penny’s father, Reinhold Kramer, passed away in late July.
The Rev. Jim Dick and his wife, Marilyn, live in Richville, MN. Jim recently retired from his role as a professor at Jamestown College.
The Rev. Graham Kern and his wife, Miriam, live in Bismarck, ND. Graham is retired but is working as part-time pastor at Napolean Baptist Church.