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2019 Omark Preaching Competition Final Results

We want to thank all students for their participation in the 52nd Edwin J. Omark Preaching Competition and congratulate them on a job well done in rounds one and two. Please join us in congratulating the three finalists for the Omark Preaching Competition listed below in rank order. If you are available, come to Chapel on Friday, May 3 at 10:15 a.m. (Bethel Benson Great Hall) to hear the first-prize winner preach.

First Prize: Jenny Vang – "Strangers and Citizens"

Jenny Vang

$1000 from the Robert A. Featherstone Memorial Scholarship

Jenny is a fourth-year Master of Divinity student with a concentration in Transformational Leadership. Along with working at Bethel, Jenny is a pastoral intern and launch team member at North City Church, a new church plant out of Mill City Church. She is passionate about calling the church back to who God intended as His image bearers. She’s a leader, dreamer, optimist, film nerd (with a B.A. in film), accidental wedding videographer, and proud auntie to one niece and five nephews. Jenny has a serious love/hate relationship with being an ENFP and Enneagram #2.

Kyongmin Song – "All Things"

Kyongmin Song

$800 from the Edwin J. Omark Preaching Scholarship

Kyongmin is a second year M.A. in Theological Studies student at Bethel Seminary's St. Paul campus. He attends Mercy Vineyard Church in Northeast Minneapolis, where he serves as an elder and teaches classes on Christianity and culture. During the day, Kyongmin works as an environmental engineer for 3M, leading projects on environmental processes and sustainability. He is married to his wife Emily, and they live in Woodbury with their guitars.

Kavan Rogness – "A Way Back"

Kavan Rogness

$600 from the Emily A. VanAntwerp Memorial Scholarship

Kavan Rogness is a fourth-year Master of Divinity student. Prior to his time at Bethel, he earned his bachelor’s degree in communication studies and history at Gustavus Adolphus College and a master’s degree in communication studies at Kansas State University. He’s currently working as a store supervisor for Brooks Brothers. Kavan is very active with Team World Vision, running marathons and an Ironman to raise funds for clean water projects in Africa. In his spare time, Kavan tries to read and write for fun but typically winds up trying to watch every episode of Law and Order: SVU. Kavan loves spending time with friends and family, particularly his seven (almost eight) nieces and nephews.