Seminary commencement to be held April 29

Published: April 12, 2023

ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) will hold its 2023 Commencement Service on Saturday, April 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EDT in the Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount on the AMBS campus in Elkhart, Indiana. The public is invited to attend in person or via livestream at

The service will honor 20 candidates for graduation who are completing degrees and certificates. Eight will earn a Master of Arts: Theology and Global Anabaptism; six will earn a Master of Divinity; and three will earn a Master of Arts: Theology and Peace Studies. Three students will receive a Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies.

Elizabeth Soto Albrecht, DMin, of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will bring the commencement address. An ordained minister in Atlantic Coast Conference and the first Latina to have served as Moderator of Mennonite Church USA (2013–15), Soto Albrecht formerly served as Professor of Practice with Lancaster Theological Seminary and as a Chaplain-Interpreter at Women & Babies Hospital/Lancaster General Hospital. She wrote Family Violence: Reclaiming a Theology of Nonviolence (Orbis, 2008) and co-edited Liberating the Politics of Jesus: Renewing Peace Theology Through the Wisdom of Women (T&T Clark in collaboration with the Institute of Mennonite Studies, 2020).

Livestream viewing is also available for a Commissioning Service that will include a blessing for each graduate on Friday, April 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. EDT, also at

Located in Elkhart, Indiana, on ancestral land of the Potawatomi and Miami peoples, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is a learning community with an Anabaptist vision, offering theological education for learners both on campus and at a distance as well as a wide array of lifelong learning programs — all with the goal of educating followers of Jesus Christ to be leaders for God’s reconciling mission in the world.

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