January 2016

The Alumni Link is a monthly e-publication provided to the alumni of Asbury Theological Seminary

The First Year

Dr. Timothy C. Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary My first full time ministerial appointment was in the North Georgia conference of the United Methodist Church.  The minister I followed had been there five years, from 1979 to 1984.  Since it was my first appointment I was needing as much guidance as I could get […]

Singing Our Way Home

by: Rev. Jessica LaGrone, Dean of Chapel, Asbury Theological Seminary If you knew Ellsworth Kalas, you weren’t surprised at the amount of singing we’re doing here today. You may even have warmed up your voice in the car on the way here, knowing that he loved music, and that you’d be called on to be […]

A Tribute to Dr. Donald Demaray

by: Rev. Dr. Larry G. Teasley (M.Div. 1987; D.Min. 2000) Oswald Chambers once said, “Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.” I cannot think of a better description of Dr. Donald E. Demaray. Dr. Demaray served as my professor and academic advisor while working on my Master of Divinity degree […]

Distinguished Alumni 2015

Asbury Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. David Persons has been selected as the Seminary’s Outstanding Alumnus for 2015. The son of missionaries, David was born in Nashville, TN and raised in the former Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). While a student at Asbury College (now University), David felt the […]


Asbury Seminary expands its global vision with the addition of four organizations to its Global Partners Program. Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) was signed November 10 and 11 in Orlando, Florida. The new partners include the School of Theology of the Methodist University of Sao Paulo, the Africa Gospel Church, the Evangelical Methodist Seminary-University of Costa […]

Are you a Pilgrim or a Tourist?

Laura Hunter, MA Christian Leadership, 2008 This is an extremely important question to ask yourself before signing up to go to Ireland with Dr. Reg Johnson! I must confess, I planned to be a tourist. I wanted to see the beautiful countryside, meet fascinating people, and maybe take in a few ‘holy sites’ along the […]

Installation of the Corrie Ten Boom Clock

On December 9th, the Corrie Ten Boom clock was installed in the Henry Clay Morrison Administration Building. We were honored by the Stamps being present for the dedication. Ellen Stamps spoke at Estes’ service that morning. “The Hiding Place” Clock This Friesian clock belonged to Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983), author of The Hiding Place, and was […]

God is at Work through Asbury Theological Seminary

Dr. Timothy C. Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary These are exciting days at Asbury Theological Seminary.  Over the last three years we have enjoyed three consecutive increases in our fall enrollment.  Our single and family housing apartments are full and graduates like you are faithfully serving all over the world. During our last November […]

Church is a Verb

by: Rev. Carolyn Moore (A.T.S. M.Div.1998), Vice President for the Alumni Council  The tabernacle, as we find it in Exodus, was meant to be a sign of God’s presence among the people and a signal tower for His plan. Once the tabernacle was complete, God came into the House and filled it and a cloud […]

Band Together with New Room in 2016

When we hosted our first New Room Conference in 2014, we honestly didn’t know what to expect. We’d had enough conversations to know that a Wesleyan community spanning across denominations was desperately needed and that, as a tradition, we had to do better. We didn’t know how it would grow or what it would become. […]