Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will honor three alumni for their service in The United Methodist Church at the 156th Commencement on May 17, 2013. Bishop Sharon Rader, retired bishop and previously bishop-in-residence at Garrett-Evangelical, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. Rev. Jane Eesley, an elder in the Northern Illinois Conference, and Rev. Earl Francis Lindsay, retired elder in the Wisconsin Conference, will be honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards for their important service to the Church and the world.