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.
Learning as a leader
Julia Glanz’s career goals were transformed as she pursued her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree at Multnomah University. Her journey began as a psychology student in the undergraduate program at MU, but the Hebrew words written on the board during her Old Testament classes would leave her thirsting for more knowledge and understanding of the language. This class changed her view on the Bible and left her wanting to study it more in-depth.
She finished her undergraduate degree in 2016 and quickly started studying the Bible in depth through Multnomah Biblical Seminary. Glanz’s began tutoring Hebrew and found she could relate to the students’ process. Her sympathy has grown towards students who struggle with school especially when learning a new language.
Serving the least of these
Ministry took center stage in Ben Quezada’s life growing up with his parents who served as missionaries in Oaxaca, Mexico. He sensed God’s call to attend Multnomah University to gain a foundation for ministry.
After hearing about his parents’ experience as graduates from Multnomah University, Quezada enrolled in the Summit program which expedites his undergraduate and graduate degree in a matter of five years. He is excited to push towards his goal of finishing his Master of Divinity program in 2020.
“The classes here helped me in my understanding of the Bible,” Quezada says. “Expanding my understanding of the whole Bible and how it fits together and how it points to Jesus in complex and intricate ways.”
Better in community
Tony Huynh believes Multnomah University’s Biblical training to be invaluable as he pursues full-time ministry. Through completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Theology at MU, he saw the importance of investing time in a Christian community. He started working on campus and spending endless hours asking professors questions.
“I fell in love with the community and faculty here,” Huynh says. “What you put in is what you get out. Finding community comes from being present and intentional. Being available has allowed the professors to really pour into me.”
Creating change in society
Mychal Lemon played college football and travelled the country for most of his undergraduate career as he aspired to live up to his family’s successful sports legacy. His father played minor league baseball and his grandfather played basketball for the Globetrotters. It was through multiple injuries that Lemon began to focus more on answering a calling to ministry he felt since childhood.
“I was doing what I loved, but I wasn’t completely fulfilled,” Lemon says. “I knew the Lord was calling me to something greater.”