Denver Seminary Stories of Transformation
This page contains stories of transformation as told by our students and alumni, as well as some other featured videos about Denver Seminary.
Pain and a Loving God
Amy Nixon was a student at Denver Seminary when she suffered from a near fatal stroke. After being told she may never talk again, she defied the odds and graduated from Denver Seminary with an M.A. in Counseling, Spring 2011.
Following a Call to Pastoral Ministry
Tim Cho is a current Denver Seminary student pursuing an MDiv and following his call to pastoral ministry. While working with local high school students, Tim began to see the need to disciple them further. He and his wife, April, began a Sunday afternoon church service specifically for them as a way to reach out in a loving way.
Serving with The Navigators
Doug Nuenke is a 1987 MDiv graduate, and some years later (2007) an DMin graduate. He is the president of The Navigators US, an international, interdenominational Christian ministry established in 1933. The Navigators help people "navigate" life by establishing life-on-life mentoring—or discipling—relationships with them, equipping them to make an impact on those around them for God's glory.
Light in Darkness
Rev. Pedro Martinez (MA diploma, '89) is a native of Cuba. He is the founder and pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Amor in Miami, Florida, and is the founder and president of H.O.P.E. in Miami Beach, a non-profit, faith-based organization that works to reduce homelessness in the city of Miami Beach.
A Jazz-Shaped Faith
Robert Gelinas is lead pastor of Colorado Community Church and a Jazz Theologian. He is also the author of the book, Finding the Groove: Composing a Jazz-Shaped Faith. Robert is transforming the way many Christians think about faith in reclaiming this uniquely American art form that finds its roots in the church.
The jazz band in this video is a part of the Aurora campus of Colorado Community Church, and the footage and music are from a Sunday morning service.
Serving the Homeless
Brad Meuli is president and CEO of the Denver Rescue Mission, an organization that provides shelter, food, clothing, education, Christian teaching and work discipline to meet individuals at their physical and spiritual points of need.
Rodger Schmidt and his family work in Mozambique through World Venture. There they mentor nine Mozambiquen men in the areas of soul care, leadership and practical ministry and help mobilize them through a sustainable future.
Bearing Fruit for Him
Lizz was an MA Counseling (licensure) student. She feels called to provide counseling services to adolescents and children in the war-torn countries in Africa. In seeing parallels in her life to a barren tree, she felt called to study at Denver Seminary and begin bearing fruit by sharing God's healing to those who desperately need it.
Head & Heart
Emily feels called to be a Bible professor and loves how Denver Seminary's professors have not only given her good examples of how to teach, but have opened her eyes to the Bible, how to apply it, and how to see it through the eyes of others.
Creation & Formation
Nathan was an MDiv student at Denver Seminary. He feels called to be a pastor and strongly believes that God's Creation can play an important role in our spiritual formation.
Past and Future
This video was shown during the installation service of Dr. Mark S. Young as Denver Seminary's seventh president.