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Theology & Global Church Ministries – 2024 Outstanding Graduate Awards

Published on May 8, 2024 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Department of Theology & Global Church Ministries at Evangel University has announced its 2024 graduation awards. The awards were presented during the university’s traditional undergraduate baccalaureate service held on Thursday, May 2 in the Robert H. Spence Chapel.

The Theology Department houses the undergraduate programs of Evangel’s embedded seminary, the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS).

Students have the benefit of enhanced ministerial education in a variety of traditional and accelerated formats, from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees in Biblical Languages, Biblical Studies, Children’s Ministries, Church Leadership, Intercultural Studies, Philosophy, and Youth Ministries. Students are also able to complete a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at AGTS in just five years through its Fast Track program.

The following awards were presented:

WI Evans Outstanding Graduate Awards 

Michaela Farrell

Chaim Moore

Twila Brown Edwards Woman of Distinction Award

Margaret Reams

Outstanding Graduate in Biblical Languages 

Jayden Anderson

Outstanding Graduate in Biblical Studies

Lauren Raatz

Outstanding Graduate in Children’s Ministries

Colby Entzminger

Outstanding Graduate in Church Leadership 

Eliza Rendulic

Outstanding Graduates in Intercultural Studies 

Anna Lee

Ericsson McDermott

Outstanding Graduate in Philosophy 

Ethan Ros

Outstanding Graduate in Youth Ministries 

Caleb Kosch

The Class of 2024

Evangel University and AGTS celebrated 537 graduates at a joint commencement ceremony at Great Southern Bank Arena (formerly known as JQH Arena) in Springfield on May 2. Graduates earned a total of 32 doctoral, 125 master’s, 329 bachelor’s, and 51 associate’s degrees. Of the graduate degrees, 68 master’s degrees and 16 doctoral degrees were conferred by AGTS.



About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • #1 Best College in Springfield & #2 Best Christian College in Missouri by Niche
  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at