Bethany Seminary president Jeff Carter visits Nigeria

A release from Bethany Seminary

President Jeff Carter, academic dean Steve Schweitzer, and coordinator of Seminary Computing Services Paul Shaver returned in mid-January from a visit to Jos, Nigeria. They met with Bethany employees Sharon Flaten and Joshua Sati (shown at right, with their visiting colleagues), as well as students, and local religious and educational leaders.

Regular visits to Nigeria help us to maintain and strengthen our relationships in that country, including building partnerships with other academic institutions and fostering relationships with those who are interested in our educational programs. Spending time in Jos allows us to better understand the needs and interests of our students there, by speaking with individuals and visiting the classroom. There is no substitute for seeking in person how our mission is playing out in another part of the world!

The Bethany Seminary group in Nigeria, clockwise from bottom: president Jeff Carter, Sharon Flaten, Steve Schweitzer, Paul Shaver, and Joshua Sati (photo courtesy of Bethany)

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