AMBS Alumni News

Alumni NewsAMBS Alumni News keep alumni informed about each other and the seminary.

The newsletter is published three times a year and each issue focuses on a theme related to ministry. Several alumni share brief reflections on their experiences of ministering in situations of crisis, pastoring in tough economic times, pastoring and parenting and retiring from ministry. Full issues are available here for readers who want to know more about AMBS alumni and what they are doing.

Current issue: Summer 2015

This issue announces the 2015 Alumni Ministry and Service Recognition recipient Obed Dashan. It also honors three key members of our learning community who passed away this spring: Millard Lind, professor emeritus of Old Testament; Henry Poettcker, president emeritus of Mennonite Biblical Seminary, and Rosie Reschly, retired executive assistant.

Recent back issues

Alumni News Spring 2015
Alumni Jorge Vielman, Tina Schlabach and  Marvin Dueck reflect on their ministries within and alongside various immigrant communities.

Alumni News Fall 2014
A second issue on the theme of spiritual direction gives us insights from Rebeka Moeljono, Deron Brill Bergstresser and Charlene Epp.

Alumni News Summer 2014 Wilma Bailey’s service of teaching and writing. Gayle Gerber Koontz’s and Ted Koontz’s 31 fruitful years of teaching at AMBS. A stirring commencement address by alumnus James Logan. Also the lives of dear friends: Don Steider and Vincent Harding

Alumni News Winter 2014
Spiritual direction is "holy listening" to others, and several alumni reflect on this ministry and how they were drawn to becoming spiritual directors. (PDF)

Alumni News Fall 2013 Two alumni share stories of how they were encouraged toward ministry. (PDF)

Alumni News Summer 2013 shares stories about the two alumni who are recognized this year for their ministry and service. (PDF)



Alumni News Winter 2013 tells how several alumni were encouraged toward ministry by others. (PDF)

Alumni News Fall 2012 helps us understand how students who are not from Mennonite backgrounds experience AMBS. (PDF)

Alumni News Summer 2012: AMBS announces plans to become Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in August. Don Klassen is named the 2012 Alumni Ministry and Service Award recipient. (PDF)