Bethany Seminary announces graduating class of 2022

Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., honored the graduates from the class of 2022 during its Academic Commencement Ceremony on May 7. This year’s class includes seven master of divinity graduates, eight graduating with master of arts degrees, and 17 earning graduate certificates.

Master of divinity:
Amos Dan Doka (Wazo, Nigeria)
Sharon Ruth Flaten (Bridgewater, Va.)
Eric M. Kauffman (Mifflinburg, Pa.)
Jennifer Kay Jensen (McPherson, Kan.)
Scott Patrick Linton (Frederick, Md.)
Matthew Paul Rittle (Arlington, Va.)
Julia Anne Wheeler (Pomona, Calif.)

Master of arts:
Angela Lynn Adams (Malden, Ill.) – Portfolio: “Grievability, Disenfranchised Grief, and the Ministry of Mending”
Kayla Rae Collins (Richmond, Ind.) – Thesis: “The Inward Turn: Neoliberalism’s Influence on Defining the Self, Sin, and Psychological Distress”
Lark Lundberg (Rockford, Ill.) – Portfolio: “Theology, Theopoetics, Theography”
Zachary Thomas Mays (Saint Petersburg, Fla.) – Portfolio: “Inward and Upward: Forays into Classical Metaphysics and Mystical Imagination”
Nolan Ryan McBride (Elkhart, Ind.) – Portfolio: “The Things that Make for Peace: Brethren and Episcopalian Approaches to Peace Witness”

Master of arts in theopoetics and writing:
Alexander Randy McBride (Elkhart, Ind.) – Portfolio: “Spiritual and Cultural Alienation in 21st Century America”
Audriana Nicole Svay (North Manchester, Ind.) – Portfolio: “Infinite Meaning in the Inherent Metaphor”

Master of arts in spiritual and social transformation:
Susuyu Ayuba Lassa (Jos, Nigeria)

Graduate certificate in theopoetics and theological imagination:
Kayla Rae Collins (Richmond, Ind.)
Tina Marie Fisher (Gainesville, Va.)
Lark Lundberg (Rockford, Ill.)
Zachary Thomas Mays (Saint Petersburg, Fla.)
Matthew Paul Rittle (Arlington, Va.)
Ingrid Rogers (Menlo Park, Calif.)

Graduate certificate in just peace and conflict transformation:
Alexander Randy McBride (Elkhart, Ind.)
Jamie Elaine McBride (Elkhart, Ind.)

Graduate certificate in intercultural biblical interpretation:
Scott Patrick Linton (Frederick, Md.)

Graduate certificate in biblical peacemaking:
Sunday Aimu (Jos, Nigeria)
Musa Anto Dauda (Jos, Nigeria)
Titus Zira Fate (Jos, Nigeria)
Rosa John (Jos, Nigeria)
Katherine Usen (Jos, Nigeria)
Eugenia Lazarus Zoakah (Jos, Nigeria)

Graduate certificate in theology and science:
Jamie Elaine McBride (Elkhart, Ind.)
Jonathan David Zinnel (Middleton, Wis.)

For more about Bethany’s 2022 commencement go to


Find more Church of the Brethren news:

[gt-link lang="en" label="English" widget_look="flags_name"]