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: 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

Living out Missional Faith: Billy's Story 6/29/2013

Billy Hardison participated in the United States Navy’s Command Chaplin Program at Northern Seminary. While working towards his M.Div., Billy served as the College and Young Adult Coordinator at Christ Church of Oak Brook. Billy’s ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Pete's Story 6/27/2013

Dr. Peter Shaw is transforming people and churches with Christ – leading well, empowering others and reaching out. This has been the vision of Northern Seminary since it first opened its doors in 1913. Alumni like Pete have spread out around ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Gary's Story 6/22/2013

Having attended and/or taught at different seminaries, my experience at Northern as a student was really the highlight of my education," Gary Sattler shared. Glowing words from a man of high honors and letters: Gary received his M.Div. at Northern ... read more

Living out Missional Faith: Mark's Story 6/19/2013

Mark Bradley has long been drawn to the needs existing in our urban areas. Twenty years ago, with an M.Div. in hand, Mark and his wife left Nova Scotia and moved to Chicago to further his education in urban ministry. Northern students over the ... read more