The Leavells

The Leavells

Welcome Mark and Marybeth Leavell! The Leavells moved to Emmaus this week from West Africa Theological Seminary in Nigeria (WATS) and will be serving with us as the EBS Librarian (Dr. Mark) and the VP for Academics (Dr. Marybeth). We are very excited to have them on the Emmaus team as we head into a new academic year!

Mark has served in many different roles during the 50+ years of his adult life. Educator, School Psychologist, Marriage and Family Counselor, Associate Pastor, businessman, computer programmer, IT Director, grant writer and seminary professor among several others. Most recently, he facilitated the implementation of a new Library Management software in collaboration with Asbury Theological Seminary, and directed a comprehensive renovation of the library at West Africa Theological Seminary in Lagos, Nigeria. He and his wife, Marybeth, have two sons and six grandchildren, and reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Marybeth was born in Colorado, USA, where she lived for 42 years, prior to moving to the Atlanta GA area in 2001. She has worked with various populations in non-profit settings, including private practice mental health counselor focusing on women’s issues, Hospital Administrator, Nursing Home Administrator, secondary education teacher and administrator, and seminary teacher and administrator. Since 2016, she has served at West Africa Theological Seminary in Lagos, Nigeria, as the Acting Academic Dean and Provost for the past two years. She and her husband, Mark, have been married 32 years and have two sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law and six grandchildren.

Last Week of Class – 2018

Last Week of Class – 2018

Whew! We ended a great week with class pictures, which are always so fun to take. Thankful for Dr. Bryan for his week pouring into these guys, almost all senior pastors from throughout Haiti.

 Dr. Gail somehow made it through her busy week of teaching one Master’s cohort in the morning, and then teaching for our Master’s of Education class in the afternoons!  Almost all of her students seen here are school administrators, director, principals and professors throughout Northern Haiti.

Finally, it was great to all meet Mark for the first time and to have him here teaching for IWU. Most of his students are either core staff here at Emmaus or full-time pastors throughout Haiti.

Finally, the new building project is coning along well! We have 16 batteries of the needed 24 funded! Give now here.

 

Translators

Translators

This is what a great translator looks like! We are so thankful for the men and women who have advanced in their language skills at Emmaus and are dynamic, accurate translators for our international teaching team, for our students, and for the sake of the Gospel!

Voilà à quoi ressemble un bon traducteur! Nous sommes tellement reconnaissants pour les hommes et les femmes qui ont fait progresser leurs compétences linguistiques à Emmaüs et qui sont des traducteurs dynamiques et précis pour notre équipe pédagogique internationale, pour nos étudiants et pour l’Evangile!