Pfeiffer University News
From Las Vegas to Misenheimer for the ministry
- Published on Monday, February 11, 2013 ( 10:53 am )
Senior religion major and Las Vegas, Nev., native Diamond Pate is the embodiment of a servant leader at Pfeiffer University. Not only is she an exemplary student, but she spends countless hours serving others.
Diamond decided to attend Pfeiffer because of its United Methodist Church affiliation. She knew from the very beginning that she wanted to go into the ministry and believed that attending a university like Pfeiffer could help her strengthen her relationship with God.
Diamond frequently participates in Saturdays of Service organized by the Francis Center for Servant Leadership and is a member of Christian Educator’s Fellowship and the head peer chaplain with Peer Ministries. Additionally, she has participated in a variety of service projects with Rowan Helping Ministries, the peer chaplain program and the Francis Center.
After graduation, Diamond plans to apply to the United Methodist Church’s Mission Intern Program, a program offering domestic and international opportunities that allow participants to make a difference in the communities they are assigned to serve. Afterward, she will attend seminary and eventually be ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church.
Diamond credits Pfeiffer for giving her the tools to succeed post-graduation.
“The things I have learned in the classroom are very valuable and practical,” said Diamond. “I have learned how to adapt to different cultures and talk to people with stories and backgrounds quite different from mine. I definitely feel prepared to go out into the world and proudly represent Pfeiffer.”