On May 17, 2024, the Class of 2024 graduated from RPTS. Providence Presbyterian Church (PCA) was again the host for this special evening. Rev. Aaron Garber from Calvin Presbyterian Church delivered the keynote address. This church has a long history of training men for PCA pulpits in the greater Pittsburgh area and beyond. Two 2024 graduates, Brandon Wilcox and John Fennell came from Calvin PCA. Rev. Garber’s address is available here:

 Senior Kevin Dennis was slated to deliver the response from the graduating class, but illness providentially kept him home. John Fennell ably stepped in at the last minute. You can watch his address here:

Graduates included Master of Theological Studies – Long Cheng, Nathan Trommler, Frank Wei, and James Zhou. Master of Divinity – Ray Carroscia, Kevin Dennis, John Fennell, Kodai Fujimoto, Oscar Gonzalez Yun, Yue Joey Liu, Fancheng Meng, Steve Sheng, and Brandon Wilcox. Doctor of Ministry – Harry Frielink (2023 graduate), Ann Maree Goudzwaard, and Michael Mock.

Several awards and scholarships were presented. Bruce C. Stewart Scholarship is named in honor of former RPTS President Dr. Bruce Stewart.  Shane Helton was the recipient of this scholarship that recognizes the academic efforts, as determined by GPA, of a rising senior. Pastoral gifts and service are also factors. The Raymond P. Joseph Scholarship went to Junko Enmi, a returning student living in Japan. The Raymond P. Joseph Award was presented to Nathaniel Trommler. These awards are named after the late Raymond P. Joseph, a graduate of the Class of 1956. The Jerry F. O’Neill President’s Scholarship was presented to Mason Manville. This scholarship, honoring President Emeritus Jerry O’Neill, is awarded to a rising senior with a zeal for preaching evangelism and discipleship, all hallmarks of Dr. O’Neill’s ministry to the Lord.

The Robert Wodrow Library Award was given to Jake Schwartz in honor of the best church history paper and Frank Wei for the greatest use of library resources during the course of study.

The over 250 people in attendance enjoyed a bounteous feast from Bistro To Go, an excellent catering business in Pittsburgh.

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