Centennial News

Check back often to read stories about graduates and to learn more about the past 100 years at Northern Seminary.

Living out Missional Faith: Christine Vanderbilt's Story 9/9/2013

In 2002, shortly after moving from Florida to Chicago, Christine Vanderbilt decided to accompany her husband William on a Northern Seminary campus visit.  The couple, along with their two children, had moved to the area for work, and William, ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Miles Mark Fisher's Story 8/29/2013

Born into a leading African American family at the turn of the nineteenth century, Miles Mark Fisher had much to be proud of and much to live up to.  Miles was the youngest child of a well-known and equally well respected minister named Elijah ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Theresa Cutler's Story 8/23/2013

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 In an increasingly ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Arthur P. Sengpiehl's Story 8/22/2013

“A sower went out to sow his seed…”  Luke 8:5 Reverend Arthur P. Sengpiehl dedicated his life to sharing the gospel with others, and in doing so, he left behind a legacy that Northern Seminary is proud to honor through the ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: James H. Conrod's Story 8/22/2013

“Those who obey my commandments are the ones who love Me.  And because they love me, my Father will love them, and I will love them.”  John 14:21. In the summer of 1959, Dr. James H. Conrod arrived in Longview, Washington with ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Ellen's Story 8/16/2013

"It's about the journey," says Ellen Ribe about her faith. Her calling to the ministry arrived early, and throughout the years she’s served and led in numerous areas of church organization. While at Northern, she participated in Clinical ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Mary's Story 8/8/2013

When Northern first opened its doors in 1913, the first student admitted was a woman. Amy Lee Stockton (pictured bottom right) was a bold, passionate servant of Christ who knew her calling to be a leader in the church. Women in the United States ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Philip's Story 8/5/2013

The extent to which Northern Seminary plays a role in the overall lives of students varies greatly. Many of our seminarians enroll for a season of life to grow in their ministerial prowess and relationship with Christ (we hope!) before God calls ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Joseph's Story 7/19/2013

Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, Northern's students have unfolded stories from every corner of the globe. From its beginning in 1913, Northern students have told of the wonders of God's work in countless ... read more

Campus on the Move - The Third 25 Years 1963-1987 7/12/2013

In the early 1960s the Board of Trustees voted to move the campus from West Washington Boulevard in Chicago to the edge of the suburban expansion taking place west of the city. An aggressive $400,000 campaign was initiated to buy land in a ... read more

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