News at Faith
Alumnus of the Year Awards
During the Commencement service on Friday, May 10, the Faith Alumni Association recognized two outstanding alumni with the Alumnus of the Year awards in the category of Christian Worker. Click here to find the full statement read about these two individuals.
Pat Duer, a 1974 graduate of the college, was recognized as the female alumna of the year. Pat began working at Faith in the Business Office on the Monday after she graduated from Faith and has been serving at Faith ever since. On Monday, May 13, she began her 40th year of service at Faith. We do not have records from the early years of our school, but Pat may be the longest serving staff member in the history of the school. Pat's mother, two brothers, and one sister were able to attend the service.
Darrell Goemaat, a 1983 graduate of Faith, was honored as the male alumnus of the year. Darrell has had a distinguished career as a photojournalist. He currently serves as the director of photography for the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches and Regular Baptist Press. His work with the GARBC and RBP has taken him to several countries of the world. Darrell's wife, Lynne (also a 1983 grad of Faith) was in attendance for this award along with one of their daughters, Renae, and their son, Carson. (5/13)
Dr. Jeff Newman Recognized for 25 Year of Service
At the college's Awards Chapel on Friday morning, May 10, Dr. Jeff Newman was recognized for 25 years of service at Faith. Jeff is a grad of the college and and the seminary. He began his ministry at Faith as an admissions coordinator and later as the director of admissions and financial aid. He began teaching at Faith in 1994. Dr. Newman earned a degree in Biblical counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary and has distinguished himself as a leader in Biblical counseling. In 2011 Dr. Newman accepted the position of vice president for academic services and dean of the college. Faith is grateful for men like Jeff Newman who have invested their lives and ministries at Faith. (5/13)
Dr. Douglas Brown Named New Seminary Dean
Dr. Douglas Brown has been appointed the dean of Faith Baptist Theological Seminary. He replaces Dr. Ernie Schmidt who has retired. Dr. Brown began teaching at the college in 1999 and continues teaching there today in the Assistant Pastor program. In 2004 he became a member of the seminary faculty and in 2006 was named the associate seminary dean. Dr. Brown earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary. He received the M.Div. degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis and the Ph.D. degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In addition to serving as seminary dean, he is also the chair of the Biblical Studies Department in the Seminary. (5/13)
Carrie Augsburger Appointed Dean of Women
Mrs. Carrie Augsburger, a 2008 and 2010 grad of the college and seminary, has been appointed dean of women at Faith. Carrie began serving at Faith as an admissions representative in 2010, moving in 2012 to the Student Life Department where she was the assistant dean of women. Carrie and her husband, Lance, who was recently appointed dean of students, service together as a team to enhance the student life at Faith. Carrie succeeds Mrs. Sharon Gutwein who retired from that ministry after 13 years. Mrs. Gutwein has become the part-time adminstrative assistant for the Music Department and the hospitality coordinator at Faith. (5/13)
Dr. Daniel Brown Appointed to Seminary Faculty
Dr. Daniel Brown, who has served as an adjunct faculty member in the college and seminary, has been appointed as a full-time member of the seminary faculty and chair of the Pastoral Studies Department. Dr. Brown received his undergrad training at Faith and his grad training at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Th.M) and Westminister Theological Seminary (D.;Min.). Before coming to Faith, he pastored in New Jersey and was a member of the faculty of Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis. Dr. Brown replaces the retiring Dr. Ernie Schmidt as the chair of the Pastoral Studies Department. (5/13)
Augsburger Named Dean of Students
Mr. Lance Augsburger has been named the new dean of students. Lance has served as student body chaplain and dean of men for several years. As dean of students, he will also continue his responsibilities as dean of men and student body chaplain. Lance is a 2006 graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College and a 2009 graduate of Faith Baptist Theological Seminary. He replaces Mr. Shon Lundberg who accepted the call to become the pastor of Community Baptist Church in Ankeny.
The Faith Wedding!
On Saturday, March 2, the Faith family witnessed a special wedding. Lance Augsburger, the new dean of students, married Carrie Johnson, the assistant dean of women. Carrie is a 2008 graduate of the college and a 2010 graduate of the seminary. Their fathers, Pastor Craig Johnson of Indianola Regular Baptist Church in Indianola, Iowa, and Pastor Bryan Augsburger of First Baptist Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois, conducted the service. Congratulations to Lance and Carrie.
The Faith athletic program combines competitive play with an emphasis on ministry. Throughout this year one of our coaches and several team members received special recognition. Assistant volleyball coach, Erin Davis, was honored as the NCCAA II Assistant Coach of the Year.
Senior Tyler Betz completed a record-setting year and career in basketball with his third selection as an NCCAA II All American. We congratulate these two individuals on their outstanding achievements. You can find all the winter sports awards here.
Two Faith Faculty Contribute to New Book
Dr. Jeff Newman, vice president for academic services and dean of the college, and Dr. Ernie Schmidt, dean of Faith Baptist Theological Seminary and chair of the Pastoral Studies Department, have contributed chapters to the new book The Pastor: A Guide for God's Faithful Servant (Regular Baptist Press, 2012). Dr. Newman's chapter is titled, "Biblical Counseling: Discipleship in the Details." Dr. Schmidt contributed the chapter "Shepherding with Pastoral Care." We are pleased that these men were selected for this significant writing assignment. You may order this book from the Faith Bookstore.