Three graduates of Goshen (Indiana) College participated in the May 4 commencement service of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), Elkhart, Indiana:
Naún Lucoer Cerrato of Goshen graduated in August 2018 from AMBS with a Master of Arts: Peace Studies with a concentration in International Development Administration. He is working in church planting, helping form Piedra Viva Mennonite Church in Goshen. Lucoer Cerrato previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Goshen College.
“AMBS helped me understand the meaning of reconciliation, the community of faith and the value of peace in a new way that will help me to understand discipleship,” Lucoer Cerrato reflected.
Grant S. Miller of Danvers, Illinois, graduated May 4 from AMBS with a Master of Divinity with a major in Theological Studies: History, Theology and Ethics. He also was selected to receive the Cornelius J. Dyck Award for Excellence in Church History from the seminary’s History, Theology and Ethics Department. He is exploring pastoral ministry and service assignment possibilities.
Miller previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies from Goshen College. He is a member of Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen, a congregation of Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference. His parents are Darrel and Lynette Miller of Danvers, and he is the third of his siblings to graduate from AMBS, after Elizabeth Miller (MA: Theological Studies 2013) and Lane Miller (MDiv 2013).
“Spending time with professors and peers in worship and conversation has been integral to my seminary experience,” Miller reflected.
Brian Miller O’Leary of Goshen graduated May 4 from AMBS with a Master of Divinity with a major in Theological Studies: Biblical Studies. He also was selected to receive the Perry B. Yoder Award for Excellence in Hebrew Exegesis from the seminary’s Bible Department.
O’Leary, who previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Religion from Goshen College, plans to teach high school English. His home congregation is Seattle (Washington) Mennonite Church, a congregation of Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference. Locally, he attends Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen, a congregation of Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference. He is married to Katie Miller O’Leary, and his parents are Robbin and Mike O’Leary of Seattle.
“I have enjoyed reading Greek and Hebrew on Wednesdays over lunch almost every semester that I have been at AMBS. It has been both very helpful in learning the languages and a fun way to spend an hour over lunch,” O’Leary said.