Former NWC chaplain to speak

The Rev. Dr. Matthew Floding, former chaplain at Northwestern College, will return to campus to speak in Christ Chapel on Friday, Oct. 24, beginning at 10:05 a.m.

Floding will speak on “Verizon Vision” on the last of a three-day “Focus on Vocare” at the college. Vocare is the name for programs and initiatives aimed at helping Northwestern students discover and discern their life’s calling. Vocare is funded by a $2.5 million grant from the Lilly Endowment.

Northwestern’s chaplain from 1989 to 1997, Floding says, “I am passionate about issues surrounding discipleship and faith maturity, calling and vocational discernment.”

He is currently the dean of students and director of formation for ministry at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Mich. In addition to teaching courses about entering and engaging in ministry, he also annually travels to Khartoum, Sudan, as a visiting teacher at the Khartoum Evangelical Church’s Center for Biblical Studies.

Floding has a doctorate in ministry from Western Seminary. He also has a Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary, a master’s degree in church history from Wheaton College, and a bachelor’s degree from Bethel University.