Busy Week!

Busy Week!

Well, our first week of the Fall 2018 semester is behind us and it was a busy week! This week EBS hosted three degree programs (six cohorts) and lots of progress on the new building project.

Courses last week included:

  • Course Development and Design (Master’s of Education)
  • Contemporary Theories and Practice of Leadership part II (Master’s of Arts in Christian Leadership)
  • Methodology (Bachelor’s in Theology)
  • Pastoral Theology (Bachelor’s in Theology)
  • Christian Ethics (Bachelor’s in Theology)

Also, our new solar batteries on en route! Should be here in two weeks. This will help us save approximately $1000 monthly!

Second Year Cohort (Undergrad Program)

Pastor Josue Jacques teaching Christian Ethics

EBS Family Day

EBS Family Day

Saturday, August 11 was our first annual EBS family day. It was a day of relaxtion, games and food for all EBS employees and their families.

Getting Ready

Getting Ready

Well, we’re getting ready for the 2018–2019 school year to begin! Preparations include getting the campus cleaned up an ready to go, new student interviews, preprating for new student orientation and retreat, staff family day, and faculty forum.Should be an exciting year!

The Leavells

The Leavells

Welcome Mark and Marybeth Leavell! The Leavells moved to Emmaus this week from West Africa Theological Seminary in Nigeria (WATS) and will be serving with us as the EBS Librarian (Dr. Mark) and the VP for Academics (Dr. Marybeth). We are very excited to have them on the Emmaus team as we head into a new academic year!

Mark has served in many different roles during the 50+ years of his adult life. Educator, School Psychologist, Marriage and Family Counselor, Associate Pastor, businessman, computer programmer, IT Director, grant writer and seminary professor among several others. Most recently, he facilitated the implementation of a new Library Management software in collaboration with Asbury Theological Seminary, and directed a comprehensive renovation of the library at West Africa Theological Seminary in Lagos, Nigeria. He and his wife, Marybeth, have two sons and six grandchildren, and reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Marybeth was born in Colorado, USA, where she lived for 42 years, prior to moving to the Atlanta GA area in 2001. She has worked with various populations in non-profit settings, including private practice mental health counselor focusing on women’s issues, Hospital Administrator, Nursing Home Administrator, secondary education teacher and administrator, and seminary teacher and administrator. Since 2016, she has served at West Africa Theological Seminary in Lagos, Nigeria, as the Acting Academic Dean and Provost for the past two years. She and her husband, Mark, have been married 32 years and have two sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law and six grandchildren.