Dear NBTS Alumni,
We hope you are having a relaxing, pleasant summer filled with family and joyous memories. As the Fall 2015 Semester approaches, we wanted to share with you the news of your fellow alumni and the NBTS special events on the horizon.
Thank You Alumni!
We would like to thank the Alumni who participated in the 2015 NBTS Graduation events. Your presence, life experiences and successes are inspiring to students, graduates and our community. With the great efforts of The Rev. Dr. John E. Hiemstra, we were especially grateful that four members of the Honor Class of 1955 were able to celebrate their 60th Alumni year.
Left to Right: The Rev. David W. Jurgens, The Rev. Dr. Donald A. Boulton, The Rev. Bruce G. Freeman and
The Rev. Kenneth Vos
Rev. Dr. Norma Fair-Brown, NBTS Alum '13
celebrated her ABCNJ Ordination on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at New Hope Baptist Church, Hackensack, NJ. Rev. Dr. M. Frances Manning-Fontaine is her pastor.
was ordained on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Hillsborough Reformed Church at Millstone, Hillsborough, NJ to the Office of Minister of Word and Sacrament by the Reverend Classis of Delaware-Raritan of the Reformed Church of America. Bud was also installed as the Pastor and Teacher of the Reformed Church at Finderne, Bridgewater, NJ on Sunday, June 28, 2015.
Rev. Mr. Ronald "Bud" Beresford, NBTS Alum '14
Left to Right: Rev. Dr. David Haddorff, Rev. Ronald Beresford & Rev. Dr. Fred Mueller, NBTS Alum '75
Rev. Richard E. Arline,
NBTS Alum '15 will be ordained on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Somerset Baptist Church, Somerset, NJ.
retired from the pastorate
of the Church in the Forest (Pebble Beach. CA - an independent congregation)
Rev. Charles Anker,
NBTS Alum '63
on December 31, 2014. He held the position of associate pastor for twelve years. His ministry had included positions at The Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel (United Methodist), earlier positions at the 1st UMC in Santa Monica and positions in the Silicon Valley. His earlier pastorates
had included stints in Fort Edward, and Kingston, NY. He was married to the former Barbara Dykstra who died and their son also died (he at age 10). He lives with his wife, (Alida Schokkers) in Carmel, CA.
Revs. Craig and Jan Hoffman NBTS Alums '78 & '79, retired from the First Reformed Church of Scotia at the end of June 2015. Click here to read more.
Rev. Marcia Grayson, Alum '11,
retired from the Monmouth
County Sheriff's Department - Corrections Division on March 1,2015 after 25 years of faithful service.
On February 25, 2015,
President Mast welcomed Paul and
Cindy Wackerbarth. During their visit, Paul shared stories about his late father
Rev. Henry Philip Wacherbarth, NBTS Alum '32. He then presented Dr. Mast with his father's diploma which will be preserved in the Seminary Archives.
Rev. Wilfredo Rodriquez, NBTS Alum '94,
now works at the Rutgers Focus Wellness Center in Newark and is helping veterans receive health care and mental health assistance. Click
to read more.
Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, NBTS Alum '01,
and President of the
National Latino Evangelical Coalition
urged its 3,000 member congregations to work to end capital punishment. Click here to read more.
Rev. Dr. Daniel Meeter, NBTS Alum '80,
and NBTS Adjunct Professor as well as Senior Pastor of Old First Reformed Church in Brooklyn, NY w
as honored as one of Avodah's Extraordinary Leaders. The celebration of it's Local Partners in Justice was held on June 9th, 2015 at the Green Building in Brooklyn, NY.
Rev. Wilbur Brandli, NBTS Alum '49 and wife, Gloria, were named 2015 White Pigeon Citizens of the Year. The couple arrived in White Pigeon in November 1968, coming from Paterson, NJ. The couple was honored during "Summertime Tunes" at Wade Park and they also lead the White Pigeon parade on July 10, 2015. Click here to read more.
Giving Thanks for the Lives Lived in Our Midst
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Rev. William M. Cameron Jr., 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family. William graduated from Hope College, Holland, Mich. in 1957,
New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1960, and State University of New York at Albany in 1981. William answered the call to serve the Lord in 1960. He served faithfully at First Church in Albany from 1960 to 1981 and The First Reformed Church of College Point, N.Y. from 1981
Rev. Richard V. Coffill
, passed away on May 16, 2015. He graduated from Hope College in 1954 and married classmate Elaine Ford the day after graduation. Coffill then graduated from
New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1957
and was ordained in the Reformed Church of America.
to read more.
Rev. George Fiencke,
passed away on April 9, 2015. George enrolled in the
New Brunswick Theological Seminary, in New Brunswick, NJ, where he received his Master of Divinity degree in May of 1975
He was ordained a month later by the Reverend Dr. Charles Copenhaver as a Dutch Reformed Minister at the Dutch Reformed Church of Bronxville, NY, on June 23, 1975.
Click here to read more.
Rev. Richard Skoog, passed away on March 12, 2015.
In 1953 Richard earned a Bachelor of Divinity from New Brunswick Theological Seminary and later on a Master of Divinity from the Seminary.
Click here to read more.
Rev. John Walchenbach,
passed away peacefully after a short illness with his family at his bedside on January 25, 2015.
He graduated from New Brunswick Seminary in 1960
and served Hopewell Reform Church. Click
to read more.
Orientation for new students will take place Saturday, August 22, 8:45am-3:00pm. The combined orientation will welcome students to the MA/MDiv, DMin, and Certificate programs. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. We look forward to seeing everyone.
"First Things First" Special Worship Services
New Brunswick Campus - Mast Chapel
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6:00pm - Rev. Dr. Gregg Mast, NBTS President, First Evening of the Semester and the Presentation of the Esther Award
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:00pm - TBD
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 6:00pm - Rev. Dr. Jerry Sanders, Senior Pastor, Foundation Baptist Church, Summit, NJ
New York Campus - St. John's University
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6:00pm - Rev. Donna Field, Minister of Outreach, The Community Reformed Church of Manhasset, NY
Thursday, September 3, 2015 6:00pm - Rev. Dr. Gregg Mast, NBTS President
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 6:00pm - Rev. Cheryl Auguste, Bridge Street AME Church, Brooklyn, NY
NBTS and dfree® Financial Freedom Movement for Faith & Finance Saturday Seminar & Special Sessions
Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 8:00am-12:00pm -
NBTS and dfree® invite clergy, leaders, and the community at large to participate in in solutions-based, interactive sessions about one of the leading problems facing our families, congregations, and communities - FINANCIAL FREEDOM! The cost of the seminar is underwritten by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. free of charge.
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JOIN US FOR INFORMATION SESSIONS AT OUR NJ AND NY CAMPUSES:
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:00-8:00pm
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Thursday, October 1, 2015 6:00-8:00pm
St. John's University
St. John's Hall, Room B36
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
SAVE THE DATE! Reformed Church Center 15th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, October 31, 2015. More details to come...
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