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People come to a theological school — in part — because they are called to it. Somewhere along the line, they have a sense that God has plans for them that they have not yet fully realized. They come seeking to deepen their understanding of that call and experience.

So for a moment, at the center of theological education is a sense of call. Woven throughout the coming pages you will find the stories of various students and graduates, as they share their experiences in hearing, understanding and responding to God’s call in their own lives.

As you read their stories, we invite you to consider God’s call in your own life — consider whether your faith journey is drawing you here — to be a part of this school of the church.

Students come to Eden because they sense God’s call. Responding to that call is an exciting, unpredictable, risky, sometimes terrifying act. On the following pages, Eden students — past and present — describe their journeys "in their own words."

Carole Barner

Brian Burke

Tony Clark

Karla Cooper

Chuck Currie Carolyn Held

Frank LeBlanc

Amy Mattingly

Alex Molozaiy

Margaret Redmond

Clint Spivey

Jacob Thorne

Cathy Zhang