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“Dear Stegall Foundation Family, In January 2018, God called my family to pastoral ministry. With a 5 year old and 3 month old, I had no idea how following God’s guidance would be possible. After much prayer and many assuring conversations, our family of four moved to Wilmore, KY. God’s faithfulness has been so apparent throughout this journey, especially through the Stegall Foundation.

I am grateful for the prayers that have been prayed, the phone calls received, and the connections made as countless of you continue to invest in building God’s kingdom through your contributions. Thank you for helping my family follow God’s calling to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!”

Grace and peace,
- Brian, Cassidy, Isaac, and Adelyn Hasty

“There were so many points of this journey where this day didn’t feel possible. Now that it’s here, it’s hard to even find words to express my joy. I’m so grateful for Candler School of Theology - Emory University for shaping me and preparing me for the work God has called me to do. I’m thankful for caring professors and loving friends who have been with me along the way. I’m thankful for the Teaching Parish program that allowed me to serve God’s people while receiving my education. I’m thankful for the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation for making all of this financially possible. I’m thankful for all of my family who are always there to cheer me on. I’m grateful for everyone who has ever prayed for me and I’m grateful to God for hearing those prayers.”
-Lauren Cowan

“I am so grateful to my colleagues and mentors for their affi rmation of my calling and gifts for the worthwhile task of leadership in the Academy, the church, and the world. I believe graduates of Perkins are stepping into  ministerial leadership in the most challenging times the church and world have ever seen, and that's exactly why they need us. May God confi rm and sustain us in the pursuit of our calls, so that they might never be forgotten. ‘The best of all is, God is with us.’ ”
- Tripp Gulledge

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’ ” - Isaiah 6:8

I honestly don't even know where to begin. Up until about halfway through the service it didn't even feel real, but this past Saturday I graduated from Candler School of Theology with so many amazing people and made lifelong friends who also accepted the call of God on their lives. This has been a journey and it is a moment to celebrate.
- Jesse Guffin


“I am exceedingly grateful for the support and love of so many through this unexpected journey of Seminary. ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.’ - Proverbs 3:5-6”
- Paul Sigler