Winebrenner grads include Brookside pastor

FINDLAY –  On Saturday Winebrenner Theological Seminary will graduate nine individuals who have prepared
for Christian ministry. Following WTS’ strong history of evangelical theological training for an
ecumenical church, graduates represent several of the nearly 30 different denominational bodies at WTS
each trimester.
Graduates this year are from Churches of God, General Conference; Eternal Life Church International;
United Church of Christ; Evangelical Free Church; United Brethren Church; and Church of Christ.  
The 2014 graduates from Winebrenner Seminary, a Churches of God, General Conference (CGGC) school,
include individuals called to serve God as senior pastors, a missionary minister to the American church,
an assistant pastor, a youth pastor, one seeking God’s leading for direction in ministry and another
planning to pursue doctoral education.
Dr. William Reist, senior pastor of College First Church of God, Findlay, will address the commencement
congregation. He will speak on "It’s All about Jesus." The 10:30 a.m. service will be held in
Winebrenner’s TLB Foundation Convocation Center, 950 N. Main St., Findlay.
The public is invited to the service and picnic that follows.
Graduates will receive recognition for their studies in one of five degree programs or one non-graduate
program: Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in
Family Ministry, Master of Arts in Church Development, and Diploma in Pastoral Training Institute.
Craig Flack is one of the Master of Divinity graduates. He is assistant pastor of Brookside Evangelical
Free Church, Bowling Green, a role he plans to continue after graduation. He and his wife Becca have one
daughter, Elsie.
Flack says that "WTS provides a very unique seminary experience. It’s small enough that you get to
know students, faculty, and staff very well. In the past three years I’ve studied under some of the most
brilliant and kindest professors I’ve ever met. My M.Div. has been one of the most challenging and
rewarding times in my faith journey. I’ll look back on my time at WTS with supreme fondness and joy,
knowing I’ve received an excellent education and formed many deep friendships."