Passion for Ministry Banquet brings hundreds for food and ministry

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


It may have been a night of dinner, music and good conversation, but on Oct. 22, everyone’s heart was centered on the university’s School of Ministry.

More than 300 people flocked to the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center to listen to guest speaker Jennifer O’Neill share her story of hope and courage and challenge us to continue helping graduate students make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. It was also an opportunity for many to meet Corban President Reno Hoff and Provost Matt Lucas for the first time and hear about the University’s work in Salem and across the globe.

“We’re very excited about being part of the Puget Sound area,” said Steve Hunt, vice-president for marketing. “It was wonderful to meet so many friends of the seminary, hear their stories and know they share our hopes and passion for the School of Ministry.” 

While people enjoyed the meal, the room was filled with classical music played by professional musicians Kathy and Josh Holritz and Kristen Vanderschaaf.

The banquet was also a successful fundraiser for the School of Ministry. The money raised will be used to support the school’s mission and provide scholarships for students.  

 “People came and really enjoyed themselves,” Hunt said. “There was a lot of enthusiasm about what the future will bring and how God will use the school’s students.”

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