North Park Theological Seminary to Install Seminary Dean at Annual Convocation

David Kersten
Rev. Dr. David W. Kersten, dean of North Park Theological Seminary

North Park University to provide live webcast of Convocation, Rev. Dave Kersten's installation

CHICAGO (September 10, 2012) — North Park Theological Seminary holds its annual Convocation September 16, featuring a worship service of prayer and blessing, marking the beginning of the new academic year for students and faculty. This year's Convocation will include the installation ceremony of the Seminary's new dean, Rev. Dr. David W. Kersten.

North Park University will present a live webcast of the Convocation beginning at 4:00 pm, Central Daylight Time. Full details for the day's events are available online.

Kersten, who began his new role as dean on August 1, came to the University after serving as both a parish pastor and a denominational administrator, most recently as the executive minister of the Department of Ordered Ministry for the Chicago-based Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He previously served ECC congregations in Alabama, Florida, Washington, and Minnesota.

Kersten earned a bachelor's degree in 1977 from North Park University (then North Park College), and completed his master of divinity degree at the Seminary in 1982. He earned a doctor of ministry in preaching degree in 1997 from the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, which includes North Park Theological Seminary.

North Park University is affiliated with the ECC. Theological education in the ECC tradition is provided by North Park Theological Seminary, a graduate school of the University.

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