Bethany Celebrates the Class of 2022

Kelly Burk

Bethany Theological Seminary will honor its Class of 2022 graduates during an Academic Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) in Nicarry Chapel. 

The featured speaker at the ceremony will be the Rev. Kelly Burk, chaplain and director of Quaker life at Earlham College. Her sermon is entitled, “The Listening Ear,” and will reference Isaiah 30:15-21.  

Kelly Burk is a graduate of Bethany Theological Seminary who lives in Richmond, Indiana with her husband Chris and daughter Ava. Ordained in the Church of the Brethren and recorded by the Religious Society of Friends, Kelly has served in multiple ministry positions including resident chaplain at Georgetown University Hospital, pastor of the Richmond Church of the Brethren, spiritual director, and her current position of chaplain and director of Quaker life at Earlham College. This summer, Kelly expects to graduate from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. For fun, Kelly loves to travel, exercise, and spend time with her family and friends. 

The Ceremony will feature special music provided by organist Carolyn Ripp.  

Seating is limited and tickets are required to attend this event. To help protect the health of all, face masks will be worn by all attendees.  

The ceremony will be broadcast via Zoom (use passcode bts-grad22). For more information on Commencement, visit the Bethany website.