Bluffton alumni with degrees in social work, Lydia Nofziger and Kyle Metzger, graduated from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind., in May 2014.
Lydia Nofziger '09 earned a master of divinity. She will complete a pastoral assignment for a pastor on sabbatical in summer 2014, then pursue a position in social service or teaching ministry in Columbus, Ohio.
Kyle Metzger '08, who earned a master of arts: peace studies, will be ministry coordinator at Love in the Name of Christ in Huntington, Ind.
Metzger said, "I entered seminary not because of any particular thing I wanted to do, but because of who I wanted to be. I knew that God was calling me to be a peacemaker, so I entered AMBS to study peace. Though I knew peace was a holistic field, at AMBS I learned more than I could have imagined—the spiritual, sociological, theological, and biblical implications of bringing shalom to this world. And, indeed, I feel that I have discerned the peacemaker in me that God desires for me to be."