McCarthy to Bring Commissioning Message April 27

In a service traditionally set aside to commission OBU students for summer missions endeavors, Dr. Teri McCarthy will bring a message from her international experience on Wednesday, April 27, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel.

Part of OBU’s mission is to equip students to engage a diverse world. McCarthy has firsthand experience in higher education which has taken her to more than 50 countries around the globe. She has worked with the International Institute for Christian Studies since 1996 placing evangelical, full-time professors in secular universities outside of North America.

McCarthy earned her Ph.D. in education from the University of Kansas. She has taught at the university level long-term in China and Russia and short-term in Holland, Nigeria and UNESCO-sponsored projects in Kabul, Afghanistan. She teaches linguistics at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, where she serves as the English Department chair.

Her first book, “Teaching in a Distant Classroom: Crossing Borders for Global Transformation,” was co-authored with her friend and IICS teammate Dr. Mike Romanowski. The book was published by InterVarsity Press last year. McCArthy is working on a new book, “The Adventures of a Dandelion Gatherer,” a collection of narratives illustrating God’s faithfulness when followers of Christ say “yes” to His call.

McCarthy is married to the president of the International Institute for Christian Studies, Dr. Daryl McCarthy. They reside in Lenexa, Kan.

The service will offer a time of commissioning for students who will be serving in a variety of capacities, many through OBU’s Avery T. Willis Center for Global Outreach. The GO Center provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to reach out to people in Shawnee, throughout the United States, and all around the world. Through global and local outreach, the center challenges students’ perspectives through the integration of faith and education. Through intentional cross-cultural projects, the center helps students develop lifestyles of outreach.

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