From the desk of Cathy Harvey, Administrative Assistant to the Deans of Shepherds College
Whenever I see a modern day movie, I marvel at the list of credits that roll by detailing all the people it took to produce the film including the song list and artists. Name after name flows up and off the screen, crediting all those lending a role in the production. I always feel bad for the worker bees who garnish but a breath of space for their invaluable part in the completion of the piece. The names often roll by so quickly, there is barely time to read their full name and job title, so I have made a point to sit through all the credits attempting to read their names as a nod of respect to the work they also did beyond the big name actors who played leading roles—and besides, some of best music flows with the credits. Without this roster of blue collars, there would simply be no film to enjoy.
With that in mind, I would like to script a nod of thanks to all the folks who helped create the Shepherds College graduation events and give paper applause, at least, to their good work and dedication. This is my attempt to remember everyone over the last five months who crafted their piece of the puzzle that so beautifully shaped Baccalaureate and Commencement 2015. If I missed your name, I sincerely apologize, and please know how appreciated you are!
Roll credits, please!
Cue Lift High the Lord Our Banner from Integrity Music as you read the credits.
In alphabetical order:
Dennis McNabb – Resident Song Leader (all 5 years)
Mark Mulder – Chose the resident Baccalaureate Prayer Commissioners
Nate Peterson – Audio & Sound
Daniel Smith – Oversaw and guided the resident Baccalaureate Prayer Commissioners
Aaron Solomon – Program Greeter
Gary Spiegel – Opening prayer
Samuel Zdancewicz – Scripture reader
Jordan Debbink – Ensemble music arranger, singer and Baccalaureate pianist
Kim DeVrou – Director
Jordan Debbink – Pianist
Audrey Oswalt – Caterer
Becci Terrill – Table Decorations
Michele McGarry – Coordinator
Trinity International University – Flag poles and stands
Sue Kurschner – Culinary Arts Paraprofessional
Second Year Culinary Arts Student Servers:
Greeters, Ushers, Escorts
Grounds, Domestics & Parking Lot Team
Dave Slye, Facilities Administrator
Steve Gillmore, Maintenance Supervisor
Denise Gillmore, Domestics Supervisor
John Caldart, Volunteer
Jo Ellen Paul
Owen Lackey, Horticulture Instructor
Second Year Horticulture:
Steve Jensen – Director
Sandy Jensen – Pianist
Jonathan Isaac Helfrich
Nee Dow Too
Guilia Hoke, Union Grove High School Media Arts student volunteer
Judy Anderson – steamed all new flags and graduation gowns-no small task!
Julie Anderson – Processional/Recessional door holder and graduate line guide
John Andrus – Music for Class of 2015 electronic yearbook
Johnnie Mae Evans – Ironed color guard shirts
Gretchen Hansen/Gigi’s Joy Photography – Photographer for Senior Photo Day, Baccalaureate and the Graduation Celebration
Miranda Kasprzak – Class of 2015 electronic yearbook, “From Dream to Reality”
Pam Kraiss – Stapled the commencement programs
Kathi Sawyer – Processional/Recessional door holder
Karen Seifer – Cleaned and disinfected the closet designated for Color Guard uniforms, hand addressed all the graduation invitations, put together flags
I Peter 4:10 says, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, thereby administering the grace of God in its many forms,” and at this exciting time of year when we have an opportunity to showcase the hand of God during Baccalaureate and Graduation, it’s Shepherds Ministry community at its best, plus many volunteers, all working together as one unified family.
So thank you, everyone, who contributed your part(s) of the puzzle that fashioned the whole glorious finished product!
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…
to him be glory…”!
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