Meet Brandi S. Sanders S'15
Degree: 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
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
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
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
Favorite Class: Old Testament with Dr. James Bruckner