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Omark 2022 Final Results

We want to thank all students for their participation in the 55th Edwin J. Omark Preaching Competition and congratulate all on a job well done. The results are in, and we invite you to hear the 2022 Omark Preaching Competition Winner Bryce Langley preach live during Chapel on May 2 at 10:15 a.m. You can attend either in person at Benson Great Hall or online through our livestream

Bryce Langley — First Place, $1000

Bryce Langley

Bryce is in his final year of the theological studies program and a pastoral resident at Antioch Community Church in Northeast Minneapolis, pursuing full-time ministry upon graduation, this December. Bryce also works on the main campus as a custodian in the men’s dorms, is a mentor for the undergraduate ministry scholars program, and is thankful for the opportunity Bethel affords him to have his life and studies come together in a unique way. When he’s not cleaning bathrooms or studying, Bryce enjoys watching westerns and craft coffee with his wife of four years, Emily, playing fetch with his black lab, powerlifting, summer rides on his road bike, and long form board gaming.

To hear Bryce preach live, join us for CAS Chapel on May 2 at 10:15 a.m. either in person at Benson Great Hall or online through our livestream

Erin Damberger — Second Place, $800

Erin Damberger

Erin Damberger is a third year Master of Divinity student with a dual language concentration. Coming from a music ministry background, she is passionate about making worship and Bible study accessible and participatory for everyone. She sees Christ as the great unifier of people to God and to one another, and she is grateful for having been able to find a home and experience the presence of God in multiple denominations. Erin loves reading, making music, watching movies, doing yoga, going on hikes, and meeting friends for coffee. She currently lives in Waconia with her husband DJ and their four kids.

Peter Shea — Third Place, $600

Peter Shea
As a husband, father of four, youth leader and seminary student, Peter Shea is currently half way through the Master of Divinity program at Bethel Seminary. While uncertain of where the Lord will lead after graduation, he and his family are confident that God will guide their steps. His wife, three daughters, and son join him in his nerd culture, love for pizza and outdoor hobbies, but his ministry calling is one of teaching and preaching. He has an eternal optimism which is reflected in his focus on joy and hope in the Lord. In the body of the church of Christ, Peter aims to be an endorphin.