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CHAPEL SERVICES:
The motto of Westmont College is “Christ holding preeminence.” Believing that the worship of God is at the heart of all that we are and all that we do, the chapel services bring the Westmont community together three times a week to love and glorify God through prayer, music and teaching from the Word of God. Through exposure to different styles of worship, students learn to appreciate various forms and traditions of worship and expression. Chapel promotes a community of disciples with a distinctive purpose and sense of identity.

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CHAPEL SERVICES:
The motto of Westmont College is “Christ holding preeminence.” Believing that the worship of God is at the heart of all that we are and all that we do, the chapel services bring the Westmont community together three times a week to love and glorify God through prayer, music and teaching from the Word of God. Through exposure to different styles of worship, students learn to appreciate various forms and traditions of worship and expression. Chapel promotes a community of disciples with a distinctive purpose and sense of identity.

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    Gayle Beebe Aug 31 2011

    Gayle Beebe Aug 31 2011

    Gayle D. Beebe became Westmont's eighth president on July 1, 2007, after serving as president of Spring Arbor University in Michigan for seven years. He received master's degrees in divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, in philosophy of religion and theology from Claremont Graduate University, and in business administration in strategic management from the Peter F. Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University. He completed his doctorate in philosophy of religion and theology at Claremont Graduate University in 1997. An active scholar, Dr. Beebe has published numerous articles and edited several publications. Dr. Beebe serves on the boards of Santa Barbara's United Way, the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Christian College Consortium. He and his wife Pam have three children.

    • 32 min
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    Michael Shasberger Sept 2 2011

    Michael Shasberger Sept 2 2011

    Michael Shasberger joined the Westmont faculty in 2005 after a distinguished career in higher education and church music. A graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota, he earned a doctorate in choral music, vocal performance and church music at the University of Southern California. He has extensive experience as a conductor and soloist in a wide variety of musical performances, including opera and classic works. Dr. Shasberger's endeavors here at Westmont include conducting the Westmont College Choir and Chamber Orchestra, private voice instruction, working with the office of the campus pastor, and developing artistic collaborations with the Santa Barbara arts community. He is also the Artistic Director of the Denver Bach Society, Founder and Director Emertitus of the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra of Denver, and sings with the Santa Barbara based Vocal Scholars vocal ensemble.

    • 22 min
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    Jane Higa Sept 5 2011

    Jane Higa Sept 5 2011

    Mrs. Higa oversees all of the Student Life programs and personnel in the Student Life Division. She has been at Westmont since July 1989 after holding the Dean for Student Affairs position at Biola University. She has held several leadership roles in the student development profession: chair for the Commission of Chief Student Development Officers for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), member of the Racial Harmony Commission for the CCCU, and Vice President and President Elect for the Association of Christians in Student Development (ACSD). A graduate of Westmont College and a recipient of the prestigious Kenneth M. Monroe Award, Dean Higa earned a Master of Science in Education with a major in College Student Personnel Services from USC.

    • 23 min
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    Ben Patterson Sept 7 2011

    Ben Patterson Sept 7 2011

    Ben Patterson earned his bachelor’s degree from La Verne University in 1966 and his master’s of divinity from The American Baptist Seminary of the West in 1972. Ben served the New Providence Presbyterian Church of New Jersey from 1989 until his appointment as Dean of the Chapel at Hope College in 1993. From 1975 to 1989 he was with the Irvine Presbyterian Church of California, of which he was the founding pastor. Ben has written several books including: Serving God: The Grand Essentials of Work & Worship, Waiting: Finding Hope When God Seems Silent, amongst many others. For over ten years the Reverend Ben Patterson has been the Campus Pastor at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.

    • 25 min
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    Nancy Ortberg Sept 9 2011

    Nancy Ortberg Sept 9 2011

    Nancy Ortberg served as a teaching pastor for eight years at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. During that time she led Network, a ministry that helps people identify their spiritual gifts and find a place of service in the church, and Axis, a weekly gathering for the 18- to 20-something generation.
    Nancy is a gifted communicator who is passionate about helping people connect what they believe with their everyday lives. A highly sought-after speaker, Nancy has been a featured presenter at the Catalyst and Orange conferences and has been a regular contributor to Rev! magazine.
    She and her husband, John, live in the Bay Area and have three children: Laura, Mallory, and Johnny.

    • 21 min
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    Dallas Willard Sept 12 2011

    Dallas Willard Sept 12 2011

    Dallas Willard is a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has taught at USC since 1965, where he was Director of the School of Philosophy from 1982-1985. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin (Madison, 1960-1965), and has held visiting appointments at UCLA (1969) and the University of Colorado (1984).

    His undergraduate studies were at William Jewell College, Tennessee Temple College (B.A., 1956, Psychology) and Baylor University (B.A., 1957, Philosophy and Religion); and his Graduate education was at Baylor University and the University of Wisconsin (Ph. D., 1964: Major in Philosophy, Minor in the History of Science).

    • 38 min

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