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Forming a Vocational Identity

“My scholarship has allowed me the opportunity to fully invest in my academic studies without the burden of worrying about where the money for tuition would come from. I also had the opportunity to participate in a field education placement in my home conference with a vibrant and thriving congregation. My summer there was profoundly formational to my vocational identity. I cannot thank you enough.” —Joe Varner, D'14

Joe Varner

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