Brethren Academy celebrates graduates during Annual Conference

By Janet Ober Lambert

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership celebrated 17 graduates during the Bethany Seminary/Brethren Academy Luncheon held on July 12 at the 2022 Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Omaha, Neb.

These 17 completed their programs during the past three years, but had been unable to celebrate together due to the pandemic. Nine completed Training in Ministry (TRIM); seven completed Seminario Bíblico Anabautista Hispano de la Iglesia de los Hermanos (SeBAH-COB); and one completed Educación para un Ministerio Compartido (EPMC).

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership celebrated graduates during Annual Conference: (front row from left) E.B. Shoemaker, Nertha Castro, Mayra Calix, Leonor Ochoa, and Arlyn Morales; (back from left) Michelle Leonard, Mike Trott, David Scott, David Crumrine, and David Flores (representing Rita Flores). Photo by Carrie Eikler

The Brethren Academy, a partnership of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Church of the Brethren, provides nongraduate, certificate-level ministry training.

— Janet Ober Lambert is director of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. Find out more about the academy at

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