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Northeastern Seminary's Commencement live stream will begin at 12:45 pm ET on Saturday, May 15, 2021.



Commencement Program

Deana L. Porterfield, President

Douglas R. Cullum, Vice President and Dean

Processional | Paul Shewan, trumpet

Invocation | Wayne McCown, Board of Trustees

Welcome | President

Special Music | Roberts Wesleyan College Brass Quintet

Scripture | Isaiah 43:1-3; 10-12 | Antonio D. Evans, M.A.’21

Conferral of Certificates | Vice President and Dean

Rochester Bible Institute | Barbara Thomas, M.Div.’06, D.Min.’20         

Prayer for Certificate Program Graduates | Vice President and Dean

Student Reflection | Paris Vanderpool Price, M.Div.’21

Introduction of Speaker | Vice President and Dean

Commencement Sermon | In Over Our Heads | Nelson J. Grimm

Presentation of the Graduating Classes | Vice President and Dean

Crossing of the Platform | Classes of 2020 & 2021

Prayer for Graduates | Josef Sykora

Alumni Greeting | Carrie Starr, M.A.’04, D.Min.’21                       

Special Music | The Blessing | Joe Gallo and Holley Rushforth, vocalist

"The Blessing" words and music by Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Cody Carnes, Kari Brooke Jobe

©2020 Worship Together Music

Writers Song Number 7147007

CCLI License #2002488

Benediction | Nelson J. Grimm

Recessional | Paul Shewan, trumpet