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High Rise: Project Manager Maria Krivtstova Reflects on Her Career in Construction

High Rise: Project Manager Maria Krivtstova Reflects on Her Career in Construction

September 30, 2016

Moscow native Maria Krivtstova '07 reflects on the GC mentors who jump-started her career in high rise construction and renovation.
Calling:

Calling: "Go North!"

September 30, 2016

Schoolteacher Anna (Bortel ’47) Church felt God's call to the Alaska Territory so compelling that she traveled north in her '51 Chevy, a single woman with no prospect of a job. She peppers her tales of adventure in Alaska with God's leading and her response. Anna passed away in December 2014, but her stories of saying “yes” to God and “yes” again live on in her stories.
Calling: Called or Not Called, Four Steps to Solving the Puzzle

Calling: Called or Not Called, Four Steps to Solving the Puzzle

September 28, 2016

Called by God or not called by God, that is the question . . . and one that sometimes troubles students considering the vocation of ministry says GC's Dean of Chapel and Director of Spiritual Formation Lori (Nielsen '83) Gaffner. Lori shares a resource that helps students understand the experience of calling.
Calling: The Long Way to China

Calling: The Long Way to China

September 26, 2016

Wilma Kasten graduated from Greenville College in 1947 with a clear call to serve in China; 17 years later the doors opened for her to finally go. Wilma's story is faith that God would provide details when she needed them; not before. At age 90, she tells her college family that even though following may take a winding rode, "You can rely on God!"
Back to School Just a Little Later in Life: Five Keys to Making It Work

Back to School Just a Little Later in Life: Five Keys to Making It Work

September 20, 2016

Lori Sadler describes her life as smooth sailing before that great disruptor "merger" threatened her employment picture. Read how changes at A.G. Edwards moved this working mother of two to sharpen her competitive edge and turn "back-to-school" into an opportunity for professional networking and showcasing her leadership skills.
Calling: The Voice That Trumps Reason and Worldly Values

Calling: The Voice That Trumps Reason and Worldly Values

September 18, 2016

If President Ivan Filby had relied solely on first impressions, he would have dismissed the thought of a future with GC after the first day. Here is the story of how God guided him to look beyond first impressions and worldly values.
Chicago's Lakefront and Protecting the People's Parks

Chicago's Lakefront and Protecting the People's Parks

September 16, 2016

Skim Juanita Irizzary’s work history and words jump out to paint a vivid picture of the woman who punctuates passion and purpose with action: long term care reform, basic human needs officer, Christian Community Development, Latinos United . . . It’s no surprise that she draws inspiration from the Scripture that instructs readers to “act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God” (Micah 6:8).
Daily Donuts and Rethinking Call in Uganda

Daily Donuts and Rethinking Call in Uganda

September 15, 2016

Do our jobs define us? Do young people in our culture feel pressed to identify a life work or vocation? These are the questions that Hannah (Groves '13) Cowman puzzled over as she observed differences between Christians in America and Christians in Uganda.
Calling: Receiving Little Gifts

Calling: Receiving Little Gifts

September 15, 2016

"It is a gift to be close to people who are dear to the heart of God," reflects Andrew Nelson '09 of his call to participate in the L'Arche community, a place where persons with intellectual disabilities and persons without intellectual disabilities live together. We too can benefit from Andrew's insights.
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