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Evangelical Theological Seminary Celebration and Reunion

April 12 - April 13

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Evangelical Theological Seminary Celebration and Reunion

Gather with us on the campus of North Central College for a time of worship and fellowship to celebrate the rich history of Evangelical Theological Seminary and its ongoing legacy in higher education and ministry today.

This special event is held in commemoration of 150 years since the founding of Evangelical Theological Seminary and 50 years since its union with Garrett Theological Seminary.

All are welcome – including ETS alums, friends, family members, and those inspired to carry the legacy forward.

This event is co-sponsored by Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and North Central College, Chaplain’s Office. Questions? Contact Angie Pedersen, development operations and office coordinator, at angie.pedersen@garrett.edu or 847-866-3890.


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Friday, April 12 – Saturday, April 13
North Central College, Kiekhofer Hall & Koten Chapel
329 E School Street, Naperville, IL 60540

Registration Fee
$25 per person and per day
$50 per person for both days

Parking, Hotel, and Online Streaming


Schedule of Events

Friday, April 12

3:00 p.m.
Opening Worship—Rev. Tom Babler, Rev. Lynn L. Pries, Rev. Eric Doolittle presiding; Rev. Dr. Timothy R. Eberhart preaching

4:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker—“Themes of Hope from a Century of Service,” Rev. Robert J. Harman

5:30 p.m.
Dinner & Fellowship—“EUB Distinctives: After Dinner Stories and Testimony,” Rev. Tom Babler

Saturday, April 13

9:00 a.m.
Coffee & Pastries

9:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker—Rev. Kempton Hewitt

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
Presidential Reflections—Presidents Javier A. Viera (G-ETS) and Anita Thomas (NCC)

11:30 a.m.
Closing Worship—Bishop Sharon Z. Rader

12:00 p.m.


Date: April 12

Time: All Day


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