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Bethel Seminary Awardee

Sammy Wanyonyi

See the legacy of seminary graduates who have been recognized for their dedication and service in their area of ministry.

2017 Alumnus of the Year

Sammy Wanyonyi S’08, S’14  Wanyonyi is the founder and president of Shine in the World Ministries, a global evangelistic organization that has brought thousands of people to Christ. In 2016, he launched MERGE Twin Cities, an initiative that equips churches to minister to immigrants in their own communities. A self-proclaimed world evangelist, Wanyonyi travels the globe to inspire diverse audiences with fresh and practical biblical messages.

Past Recipients

Year Name of Awardee
2016 Nick Hall S'11
2015 Kara Powell S'94
2014 John Morris S'86
2013 Paul Berthiaume S'00
2012 Dick Varberg '55, S'58
2011 Rev. David Pound '70, S'74
2010 Stan Rendahl, '34, S'41
2009 Doug Fagerstrom, S'83
2008 Melvin Swanson, '41, S'44
2007 Janice Raymond, S'99
2006 Rev. Bob Merritt, S'83
2005 Edward O. Nelson, S'39
2004 Dr. Clifford V. Anderson, S'55
2003 Richard Young, S'66
2002 Robert Featherstone, S'55
2001 Paul Douglas Johnson, '77, S'97
2000 Alfred Babington-Johnson, S'84
1999 Herb Skoglund, S'54
1998 Dr. James Mason, S'55
1997 Harold Carlson, S'48
1996 Emmett Johnson, S'53
1995 Rev. Delbert Kuehl, S'48
1994 Dr. Virgil Olson, S'41
1993 Dr. Gordon Johnson, S'46

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