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Pastor of the Week: Ryan Budde

By: Dezaray Barr — Rev. Ryan Budde is the Senior Pastor of Westview Wesleyan Church. He graduated Indiana Wesleyan University in 1991 with a degree in Christian Ministries and a minor in Music. “It was while I was attending IWU that God called me into the ministry,” Budde said. “It was also at Indiana Wesleyan

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Pastor of the Week: Dwight Robertson

By: Kendra Housel — This year Indiana Wesleyan University’s biannual Summit event (where students gather for three days, morning and evening, for chapel) was lead by anointed speaker and Indiana Wesleyan University alumni Dwight Robertson. Robertson was an IWU student from 1975-1979 and graduated with a degree in ministry. He later received an honorary doctorate

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Homecoming 2017 Collection

By: Dezaray Barr — It’s officially homecoming! Be sure to check out all of our homecoming 2017 stories!     Phill Tague is the lead pastor at The Ransom Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He and his wife, Stephani, planted the church in 2009, and the church has flourished since. Pastor of the Week:

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Pastor of the Week: Phil Tague

By: Emily Neideck — Phill Tague is the lead pastor at The Ransom Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He and his wife, Stephani, planted the church in 2009, and the church has flourished since. Tague attended Wesley Seminary’s online program for his Master in Ministry. His group was one of the first cohorts to

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Pastor of the Week: Garrett Howell at Awaken Ministries

By: Dezaray Barr — Garrett Howell is the Founder of Awaken Ministries. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries and in 2016 with a graduate degree in Practical Theology. “Being an IWU student taught me the importance of seeking God’s presence in my everyday life,” Howell said.

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Pastor of the Week: Logan Patriquin

By: Dezaray Barr — Logan Patriquin graduated from Southern Wesleyan University in 2012 with B.A. in Religion and from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2016 with an M.A. in Theological Studies. “I originally enrolled at Southern Wesleyan University as a Biology major,” Patriquin explained. “I had colorful dreams of working in the field of Chondrichthyology—the study

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Pastor of the Week: Tim Helm

By: Dezaray Barr — Tim Helm currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Hanfield United Methodist Church in Marion, Indiana. He graduated from Asbury College in 1979 and from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1982. During Helm’s time in school, Bible classes deepened his love for God’s Word. “These classes taught me how to study the

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Pastor of the Week: Randall Davis

By: Dezaray Barr — Randall James Davis is the Chief Ministries Officer of the National Network of Youth Ministries. He gradated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1986 with a degree in Christian Ministries. “IWU gave me a great start in ministry,” Davis said. “It helped me connect with ministries across the Wesleyan Church and with

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Pastor of the Week: Alan Downing

By: Dezaray Barr — Reverend Alan Bennett Downing is the Lead Pastor of First Wesleyan Church in Frankfort, Indiana. He’s been there since August 2014. Downing grew up in a United Methodist Church near Lafayette, Indiana. He played the piano and organ, and he helped with the choir as needed. “As I got older and

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Pastor of the Week: Paul VanCise

By: Dezaray Barr — Rev. Paul D. VanCise is the Senior Pastor of Bryant Wesleyan Church in Bryant, IN. VanCise graduated from IWU in 1991 with a B.S. in Christian Ministries, as well as in 1996 with an M.A. in Ministerial Studies. “When I graduated from high school, I wanted to be an architect, so I went Ball

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