Fred Bernhard, advancement associate at Bethany Seminary, has resigned his position, effective October 31, 2015. He joined the Seminary’s Institutional Advancement Department in 2004, serving as an advancement representative in the field to alumni/ae, friends, and churches.
As a well-known church leader and former pastor, Bernhard was a familiar presence to many in the denomination when he came to work for Bethany. His travels for the Seminary took him regularly through several eastern Brethren districts as he developed relationships and garnered support on behalf of the Bethany community. Although retired from full-time ministry, he also continued in leadership at congregational and district events and to share his gifts in ministry, including several interim pastorates, during his Bethany tenure.
“With a gracious spirit and generous heart, Fred served as a member of the Institutional Advancement team for eleven years and traveled extensively for the Seminary. We are grateful for his service to the Seminary and the many ways he has embodied and shared the Bethany story,” said Jeff Carter, president.