Selected 2013 CBE Graduate Profiles


Joseph Williams – Master of Theological Studies

Joseph will pursue another graduate degree at DePaul University in U.S. history. Additionally, he will present his thesis research to various churches, focusing on cross-cultural readings of Scripture and secular African American hip hop music. 

Rev. Dr. Okitakoyi "Michel" Lundula - Doctorate of Ministry

Rev. Dr. Lundula is the Pastor of Nashua United Methodist Church and Republic Community Church (Iowa Annual Conference of the UMC) where he has served for the past five years. Rev. Lundula is being called to proclaim the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to continue making Disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world.

Rev. Kentina Washington – Master of Divinity
Resident Chaplain, Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL)

Kentina will be providing pastoral care such as visitation, counseling, religious rituals and worship to patients, their significant others, families and staff. She will also engage in an intensive year-long Clinical Pastoral Education curriculum.

Rev. Dr. Cynthia A. Wilson – Doctor of Philosophy in Liturgical Studies

Rev. Dr. Wilson currently serves as the Dean of Students at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The Dean of Students serves as is a primary resource for student life issues as well as an advocate for self-care, communal connections, and overall campus safety and security.

Rev. Christopher M. Grimes – Master of Divinity

Rev. Grimes is the Pastor of St. Timothy United Methodist Church (Detroit, MI). His responsibilities include preaching, teaching and pastoral care for the life and growth of the church.

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students from a wide range of faith traditions.