Well, after four years of schooling, Jay joined his class for the graduation ceremony. Jay was one of the 2009 Trinity Lutheran Seminary graduating class. The class received diplomas of Master of Arts in Church Music or Lay Ministry, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Divinity, and Master of Sacred Theology.
The class gathered at TLS and then they walked over to Capital University's Mees Hall together where the graduation ceremony took place.
Here the Crucifer leads the procession to Mees Hall.
Mackenzie and Zack were outside waiting, watching, and taking pictures . . . Mackenzie was excited to be able to use her new camera to take pictures of her daddy's big day.
Once the faculty, staff, and students were all in and seated, President Ramseth addressed the audience.
There were prayers, some singing, Scriptures, and then the commencement address. This gentleman, a Bishop-elect from Michigan, delivered that address, and he was a very dynamic and energetic preacher.
Time for the class to be presented . . .
Here Jay is waiting for his name to be read so he can FINALLY receive his diploma. I tried to take a picture of him actually receiving it, but it was blurry so this is the best I have.
We'd like to thank those individuals who were able to join us for the graduation. We'd also like to thank everyone for their support during this journey, and we'd like to ask for your continued support and prayers as we wait in the wings for a church to Call Jay.