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Georgia grads among those at Southern commencement


LOUISVILLE, Ky. Several students with ties to Georgia Baptists joined others May 14 at graduation exercises for Southern Seminary.

School of Leadership and Church Ministry: John K. Hedberg II, whose home church is Harps Crossing Baptist in Fayetteville, and C. Todd Slade, home church Second Baptist in Griffin, earned Master of Arts degrees in Christian Education. Matthew C. McNeely of Hawhammock Baptist Church in Swainsboro earned a Master of Divinity degree in Christian Education.

School of Theology: Christopher James Bosson of Southside Baptist Church in Savannah received a Doctor of Philosophy while Brian Allen Puckett from First Baptist Dublin was awarded a Master of Divinity degree. J. Ryan West, home church First Baptist Leesburg, earned a Master of Theology Degree.

Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth: Derrick Jason Rhodes, whose home church is Redeemer Baptist in Macon, received a Master of Divinity degree.