Jazmin Miller is passionate about helping people. After graduating from Oregon State University with her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies, she received a behind-the-scenes preview of what it is like to be a hospital Chaplain.
Her desire to be a Chaplain grew as she discovered the direct impact she could have on many people’s lives. She wanted to be a Chaplain but needed a Master of Divinity degree before she could pursue this occupation. Through her search for universities offering her degree, Multnomah Biblical Seminary rose to the top of her list.
“I visited Multnomah, and it was clear this was the right fit for me,” Miller says.
Multnomah Biblical Seminary has a close-knit environment where relationships are built on a strong foundation of faith and learning. As Miller experienced education at MBS, she found the uniquely interdenominational community to be extremely helpful in forming her own beliefs and opinions. She saw her education as the gateway into her development both personally and professionally.
“I get to interact with people who are really honest,” Miller says. “We are prompted to ask questions and come to God in an intellectually honest way.”
Miller strengthened her sense of community by getting involved on campus. One of the opportunities Miller pursued was New Wine, New Wineskins. This organization helps inform and connect the broader community in Portland through Christ-centered cultural engagement.
“I’ve loved how small MU’s campus is and getting to interact with a lot of people through New Wine, New Wineskins,” Miller says. “Any investment in MU’s community is a good one.”
The courses she took at Multnomah Biblical Seminary allowed her to complete credits for her Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) which was a part of her requirements for her degree. Miller completed her CPE at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, an experience which made a lasting impression.
“I really loved the experience,” Miller says. “I got to see the most intense moments of human life. I’m thankful to be more prepared with my education and my time at the hospital for my future.”
After she graduates in 2020, Miller hopes to pursue her career of serving patients, families and doctors as a Chaplain.