AMBS Alumni: Actively engaged

AMBS prepares students to join God’s mission in their contexts all across North America and in many settings around the world.

Graduates take this preparation into ministry as pastors, counselors, teachers, spiritual directors, peace and justice workers, community developers, chaplains and community organization leaders.

Recent graduates

  • Adam Graber Roth (MAPS, 2014) is serving with his wife, Karen, in a Mennonite Central Committee assignment in Egypt, teaching English as a Foreign Language and peacebuilding.
  • Julia Gingrich (MDiv, 2014) and Jake Hess (Master of Arts: Peace Studies, 2013) work with the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program and the Center for Community Justice in Elkhart.
  • Chaiya Hadtasunsern (MDiv and Master of Social work from Andrews University, 2014) is pastor of Hmong Mennonite Church in Denver, Colo.
  • Katrina Mullet Siegrist (MDiv, 2014) has entered a Clinical Pastoral Education Residency in Mishawaka, Ind.
  • Lyle Miller (MDiv, 2014) is pastor of Family Life and Financial Stewardship at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.
  • Martin Navarro (MDiv, 2014) is staff member of Mennonite Education Agency in Elkhart.
  • Sara Erb (MDiv, 2014) is serving an interim pastoral position in Ontario.

Statistics of graduates from the last five years show that two-thirds are involved in many forms of ministry; one sixth are either pursuing further study or are teaching.

Pie chart of graduate vocations

 

Alumni featured in AMBS publications

AMBS regularly features alumni in our two publications, AMBS Window and AMBS Alumni News. The summer issue of AMBS Window reports what each year's graduates will do next.

AMBS Window

AMBS WindowThis summer 2014 issue provides a review of commencement celebrations, including what's next for all the graduates. It also includes notes on Alumni Ministry and Service Recognition recipient Wilma Bailey and retirees Gayle Gerber Koontz and Ted Koontz. For previous issues, visit the AMBS Window page.

AMBS Alumni News

Alumni NewsSpiritual direction is "holy listening" to others. In the the fall 2014 issue, several alumni reflect on this ministry and how they were drawn to becoming spiritual directors. If you have a story to share, send it to editor Mary E. Klassen

Vocations of recent graduates

  • Spiritual director
  • Pastor of visitation and senior care
  • Denominational curriculum manager
  • Fund-raising associate
  • Clinical social worker
  • Director of anti-bullying program
  • Doctoral student
  • Director of immigration services
  • Instructor in university/college
  • Antiracist consultant
  • Congregational pastor
  • Campus pastor
  • Hospital chaplain
  • Denominational peace and justice advocate
  • Relief and development worker
  • Marketing/branding consultant
  • Oral history facilitator