2022 Commencement Exercises: The Immensity of Your Spiritual Net Worth
Posted On May 20, 2022
This past Friday, we held our 2022 Commencement Exercises at Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla. Among our graduating class this year, we were honored to have students from Canada and 22 states in the United States, in addition to the class of online students.
After an opening hymn and prayer, our president, Dr. Stephen Nichols, welcomed family and friends and congratulated the class of 2022, acknowledging their hard work and dedication. He shared about some of the future plans of this year’s graduates and assured them that no matter where the Lord leads in life, “Once an RBC man or woman, always an RBC man or woman.”
We were pleased to have Rev. John Sartelle deliver the graduation address. Rev. Sartelle, the senior minister at Christ Covenant Reformed Church in Memphis, Tenn., spoke on 2 Corinthians 4:7, using his personal testimony to illustrate God’s transformative power. He encouraged our graduates to live and persevere in faithful service to God in a fallen world, no matter what vocation the Lord calls them to.
Immediately following the college hymn, “Clothed in Righteousness,” written by Dr. R.C. Sproul, and a performance by the Reformation Chorale, Dr. Nichols presented the student awards and announced the addition of two new RBC faculty members: Dr. Christopher Cleveland, assistant professor of Christian thought, and Mr. Levi Berntson, instructor in theology. Dr. John Tweeddale, our vice president of academics and professor of theology, then formally bestowed upon the 2022 graduating class their degrees.
After a prayer of dedication by Dr. Keith Mathison, professor of systematic theology, Dr. Nichols officially presented the graduating class of 2022 to all in attendance.
We give thanks to God for our graduates, and we are grateful to everyone who has prayed for and supported RBC over the years. Your giving is an investment in students like these. Please remember the graduates in your prayers.