Two weeks ago, we posted that we had mailed the defense-ready drafts of our dissertations to our mentor, who delivered them to the doctor of ministry office on March 6 (after one last read-through).
In the meantime, the editor at Asbury is currently editing them (they should be returned to us within the next few days).
The doctor of ministry office has also been working on scheduling our defense hearings, and we received confirmation yesterday that our defenses have been scheduled …
Randy’s defense — Thursday, April 17, 2008 (1:30 – 3:30 pm).
Joleen’s defense — Friday, April 18, 2008 (9:00 – 11:00 am).
Interestingly, we will return from Asbury on Friday (4/18) (and possibly, Saturday, 4/19, depending on how our first long road trip with Ethan goes), and then return for our first Sunday (4/20) after our parental leaves. That’s going to be quite a few days!
In case you missed it, we also detailed the road map for finishing our dissertations between now and graduation.
We would appreciate your continued prayers as we finish up this part of our journey!