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Engage Magazine - Fall 2013

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ALUMNI Alumni in Action From the United States to Ethiopia, three alumni are following God's call on their lives. Bill Harding (1978) | MASTER OF DIVINITY Bill Harding and his family were recently recognized by the United States Congress for their work in Ethiopia. Upon graduation from Denver Seminary, Bill spent five years as a pastor in Illinois. In 1983, Bill, his wife, Grace, and their three children moved to Ethiopia with Serving in Mission (SIM). At that time, Ethiopia was a communist dictatorship, so Bill entered as a water engineer. As he provided clean water to individuals in Ethiopia, he was also given the opportunity to introduce many to the "Spring of Life," the Lord Jesus Christ. Along with serving as an evangelist, discipler, and church planter for eight years, Bill served as outreach administrator for SIM in Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa. Bill and Grace currently live in North Carolina, where he serves as USA director of public affairs for SIM. His focus now as a conference speaker is mobilizing churches, laypeople, and students to engage God's heart for the nations. He and his family recently returned to Ethiopia for the dedication of Harding Bible School in Yirgachefe, where they were able to see the fruit of their overseas ministry. For more information on Bill's ministry, visit John Overmyer (2008) and Tim Leach (2011) | MASTER OF DIVINITY John Overmyer and Tim Leach work for AXA as financial advisors. Their goal is to equip people with the financial knowledge and resources that will enable them to pursue God's calling for their lives. John and Tim's Denver Seminary education has nurtured a pastoral focus that moves them to serve the whole person, not just a bank account. They serve the Denver Seminary community by working with the Advancement Office to assist alumni and donors in establishing Hear Bob Heykoop, ChFC® and funding legacy gifts to the school. vice president of the continental division at AXA, speak on biblical stewardship in our alumni webinar archive at In addition to providing services to individuals, they offer financial education seminars to seminary students, churches, and small businesses. John and Tim also help churches establish retirement plans that maximize the unique tax advantages available to full-time clergy. For more information, contact: John Overmyer at or 303.305.5474 Tim Leach at or 720.272.2235 10  FALL 2013 If you have resources or referrals that would be helpful to the Denver Seminary alumni community, please let us know. Submissions can be sent to

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