Tuesday evening¿s service saw the Church of the Nazarene affirm our historic conviction that higher education is not an ancillary endeavor; it exists at the very core of our mission and purpose. Jerry Lambert, International Board of Education Commissioner, introduced outgoing and newly elected presidents the following institutions:
¿ Dr. William Patch and his successor, Dr. Abraham Im of Korea Nazarene University
¿ Dr. Millard Reed and his successor, Dr. Dan Boone of Trevecca Nazarene University
¿ Dr. Richard Spindle and his successor, Dr. Ed Robinson of MidAmerica Nazarene University
¿ Dr. Corlis McGee and her successor, Dr. Klaus Arnold of European Nazarene College
¿ Dr. David McClung and his successor, Dr. Corlis McGee, of Eastern Nazarene College
In the absence of outgoing Principal Herbert McGonigle of Nazarene Theological College-Manchester, his successor, David McCullouch, was introduced along with Geraldo Nunes, president of Brazil Nazarene University.
General Superintendent Jesse C. Middendorf preached a stirring message affirming the core values inherent in a ¿holiness education.¿ Focusing on Jesus as the Teacher, Middendorf identified the essence of our holiness message as the norm, which underlies the pursuit of higher education.
Other participants in the service included Tanya Cantarella, pastor of Moscow, Russia First Church of the Nazarene. She read from 2 Timothy preceding Middendorf¿s message.