Highlights from our alumni serving in Christ-exalting biblical ministry worldwide. 

On Monday, March 4, Pastor Seth Brickley (MDiv ’16) and Eureka Baptist Church (St. Croix Falls, WI) hosted their 3rd Annual Pastors Gathering. Pastor Seth has served as pastor at Eureka since 2017.

Pastor Matt Morrell (MDiv ’02) led discussions on the topic of preaching with conversations on:

    • The Priority of Preaching
    • The Preparation for Preaching
    • Pitfalls & Problems in Preaching

Other alumni taking part in the Pastors Gathering were Pastor Dave Stertz (MDiv ’14) from Sunrise Bible Church (North Branch, MN), Pastors Rory Martin (MDiv ’17) and Nate Wagner (MDiv ’22) from Liberty Baptist Church (Eden Prairie, MN), and Micah Tanis (MDiv ’13), Director of Communications at Central.


“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

Dr. Jeff Rich (MDiv ’12), has served as Pastor of Grace Community Bible Church (Richfield, MN) since its founding in 2009. Last week Pastor Rich spoke in chapel on “Four Aspects of the Light of the Gospel” from Luke 11:14-28.


Dr. Dan Miller (MDiv ’90, ThM ’98), lead pastor of Eden Baptist Church (Burnsville, MN) spoke in chapel yesterday on “The Demonstration of God’s Sovereignty” from 1 Kings 20.

Read Pastor Miller’s recent article on Preaching Lessons from John Chrysostom at DesiringGod.


Pastor Matthew Pilch (MDiv ’14), serves as pastor of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Port St. Lucie, FL.


Matthew is in his 17th year with the 204th Army Reserve Band at Ft. Snelling (after 4 years on active duty with the 76th Army Band and 10th Mountain Division Band) as a trombonist, pianist, Emcee, and drum major. You might also catch Matthew on WCTS Radio reading the daily Bible verse.


Luke Tanis (MDiv ’18) serves as a missionary in Malta. In February Luke hosted a young adults fellowship with almost 40 in attendance.

Luke, Anna, and their three children (Theo, Layla, Arlo) will be returning to the States for a summer furlough to visit family and supporting churches. (Read Luke & Anna’s Winter 2024 Prayer Letter)


Pastor Steve Brower (MDiv ’08) has served as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of St. Francis, MN, since graduating from Central. Steve is our guest this week on The Central Seminary Podcast (Ep. 48 Preparing the Congregation for Worship).


Pastor Jared Page (MDiv ’21) serves at Fourth Baptist Church of Plymouth as Pastor for Students and Seniors. Jared shared some great insights on Ministry to Seniors on The Central Seminary Podcast (Ep. 47).


Pat Passig (MABS ’99) stopped by the Central booth while attending the CoRE Conference at Bob Jones University on “The Return of Hope: Depression in the Local Church.” Pat continues to take classes and serve in women’s counseling in Greenville, SC. Pat served in the Central library for 37 years.


For our Central alumni, if you’d like to share an update from your area of ministry, visit the Update Alumni Contact Form.