Meet Brandi S. Sanders S'15
Master of Divinity
What brought you to North Park Theological Seminary?
I'm at North Park because it is affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church. I am a wife and mother, originally from the South Side of Chicago, and am striving to complete my MDiv in order to work in ministry together with my husband who just completed his MDiv. I lead the newly formed Seminary Gospel Choir and am involved in the Seminary Student Association, as the liaison for the Globalization and Diversity Committee.
What are you learning about yourself while studying at the Seminary?
I have learned so much about myself. I have gifts that I never imagined. While sitting in an evening class my first semester, I envisioned myself standing on a stage speaking to a large room of people. That scared me to death! I had only imagined singing, never speaking, at a podium. I am now able to speak on things that I would have been too afraid to in the past. I can be and do whatever I want.
What are your future plans and how is North Park making that possible?
I plan to serve in ministry full time. I am not sure what this will look like, but I am hoping to work side-by-side with my husband, maybe even in a co-pastor role. The Seminary is equipping me with all that I will need to minister God's word to the nations, or even a small town somewhere.
What would you like to say to supporters of North Park?
Your gifts make it possible for me to attend Seminary. The gift you have given me is amazing. Had it not been for your generosity, I would not have been able to embrace my gift to teach and preach the word of God.
Favorite Thing about North Park Theological Seminary
Realizing that my dreams are possible
Favorite Place on Campus
Helwig Recreation Center— Everyone is there: faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students
Favorite North Park Event
University Gospel Choir concerts
Old Testament with Dr. James Bruckner