Category : POTW

Jeff Luedtke and The Branch (Pastor of the Week)

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By: Emily Lehner — Jeff Luedtke is the Lead Pastor at Fairmount Wesleyan Church in Fairmount, Indiana. He is a 1996 Indiana Wesleyan graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries, and a 2008 graduate with a master’s degree in Ministry with a Leadership emphasis. He stated, “My time at Indiana Wesleyan influenced everything about

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Marc Ulrich – Cultivating Hope (Pastor of the Week)

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By: Emily Lehner — Marc Ulrich graduated from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministries. During his four years at IWU, he married his wife, Heather, and the couple now has two sons, Shad and Carson. Although Ulrich grew up in Plymouth, Indiana, the family moved out-of-state for many years. Now,

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Matthew Barnes: Part 2, Chaplain of Indiana Statehouse (Pastor of the Week)

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By: Heather Cox — Find Part 1 of Matthew Barnes’ story here: http://iwualumniblog.com/2017/05/pow-barnes-1   As Barnes’ job as Statehouse Chaplain progressed and evolved, it began to mean doing Bible studies with legislators, staffers and lobbyists. Since then, the Capitol has also brought on a women’s chaplain who does women’s Bible studies and ministers to all

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Paul N. Trent – A Legacy of Servanthood

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By: Emily Lehner — Paul N. Trent is fighting an aggressive form of brain cancer, but according to Dr. Jim Lo, Trent’s legacy will live on far longer than his physical battles. Lo and Rev. Robert Van Cise went to minister to Trent in the hospital the past weekend, and Lo said, “We left having

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Pastor of the Week: Richard Cole

By: Heather Cox — Richard Lee Cole graduated from Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan University) in 1985 with a B.S. in Christian Ministries and an Associates degree in Christian Education. Today, Cole has been the lead Pastor and founder of Daybreak Community Church located in Lapel, Indiana for 20 years. Before he was a Pastor,

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Pastor of the Week: John Freed

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By: Heather Cox — Reverend John Freed graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2003, after majoring in Christian Ministries. Freed then went on to obtain his Masters Degree in Christian Leadership through Wesley Seminary, graduating in 2008. Today, Freed is the lead pastor of Waterline Church located in Fishers, Indiana, which he also founded along

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Pastor of the Week: Dwight Elliott

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By: Heather Cox — Dwight Clark Elliott graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with his B.A. in General Studies with a focus on Biblical Studies in 2013. Today, Elliott is the Senior Pastor at Amboy Friend’s Church in Amboy, Indiana. Elliott said that Indiana Wesleyan University greatly influenced his future. He said IWU helped him focus

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Pastor of the Week: Steve DeWitt

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By: Dezaray Barr — Steven DeWitt is the Senior Pastor at Bethel Church in Indiana. DeWitt believes that the calling he received into ministry is affirmed in small ways. He said, “The best is way is when one of my people affirm the impact my ministry to them has had over the years. I also think

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Pastor of the Week: Matthew Schwarzentraub

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By: Dezaray Barr —   Matthew Schwarzentraub, the Connections Pastor at Croswell Wesleyan Church in Croswell Michigan, graduated from IWU in 2012 with bachelor’s degrees in Christian Ministries and Biblical Literature. He graduated just this last year from Wesley Seminary with his masters of divinity from IWU as well. Schwarzentraub has been a pastor of Croswell

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