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Theology & Global Church Ministries Department — 2019 EU graduation awards

Published on May 29, 2019 by Paul K. Logsdon

Caleb Wagner (left) was named the 2019 “Outstanding Graduate in Intercultural Studies,” and Michael Tofte (right) was named the “Outstanding Graduate in Philosophy” and received the “W.I. Evans Outstanding Graduate Award.” Their friend, Trey Shupp received the “Outstanding Graduate in Research” award from the science department. // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Theology & Global Church Ministries at Evangel University has announced its 2019 graduation awards. The awards were given during the Baccalaureate service Thursday, May 2, in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

The department houses the undergraduate programs of Evangel’s embedded seminary.

Students have the benefit of enhanced ministerial education in a variety of traditional, hybrid and accelerated formats, all the way from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees in Bible and Theology, Ministry, Missiology, Philosophy and Intercultural Studies.


The following awards were presented:

W.I. Evans Outstanding Graduate Award

  • Michael Tofte from Carlinville, Illinois

Twila Brown Edwards Woman of Distinction Award

  • Macey Hitchcock from Bolivar, Missouri

Outstanding Graduate in Biblical Languages

  • Kendall Mayo from Bismarck, Arkansas

Outstanding Graduate in Biblical Studies

  • Andreas Moeller from Hebo, Oregon

Outstanding Graduate in Children’s Ministries

  • Macy Meeker from Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Outstanding Graduate in Church Leadership

  • Cherish Ward from Plain City, Ohio

Outstanding Graduates in Intercultural Studies

  • Anna Caley from Phillipsburg, Missouri
  • Caleb Wagner from Bellevue, Nebraska

Outstanding Graduate in Philosophy

  • Michael Tofte from Carlinville, Illinois

Outstanding Graduate in Preaching

  • Paul Westcott from Bridgeton, New Jersey

Outstanding Graduate in Youth Ministries

  • Daniel Hubler from Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Andreas Moeller was honored as the 2019 “Outstanding Graduate in Biblical Studies.” He also received the “Anne Spence Award for Meritorious Christian Character & Service.” // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon


The Class of 2019

Evangel University and its seminary saw 511 degrees conferred this spring at the joint graduation ceremony May 5, 2019.

The 61st Annual Commencement for Evangel and the 46th Annual Commencement for Assemblies of God Theological Seminary were held concurrently in the James River Church auditorium in Ozark, Missouri. The two schools were consolidated in 2013 and combined their graduations in 2018.

More than 4,000 family and friends from around the world gathered on Friday to celebrate the students.

There were 511 graduates earning 32 doctoral, 105 master’s, 323 bachelor’s and 51 associate’s degrees. The majority of the AA’s were from Evangel’s James River College campus.

The speaker was Dr. Greg Mundis, a 1999 Evangel graduate, “missionary kid,” and orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine deformity surgery. Mundis regularly performs spinal surgeries overseas, making it possible for children to have access to surgical procedures that are largely not available in their home countries.

The pre-graduation story is on the Evangel University website and has a feature on Mundis and his life of service to the needy.

Evangel University, which includes AGTS, is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the church and society globally. Evangel serves more than 2,100 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 65 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.




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