Jennifer Ewers, principal and grades K-8 teacher at Nevada Adventist School in Nevada, Iowa, received the Commissioned Ministry of Teaching Credential on Sabbath, Oct. 20.

She was surrounded by family, church elders and children of the Nevada Church as Pastor Joshua Plohocky offered a prayer of dedication.

The Commissioned Ministry of Teaching Credential is the highest recognition given to a church school teacher by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is awarded to teachers with at least six years of experience in and commitment to the Seventh-day Adventist education system, with demonstrated proficiency in assigned responsibilities. Such teachers must also exhibit a keen sense of Christian responsibility for nurturing and leading souls to Christ, for consistently upholding Christ as the focal point of all curriculum and instruction, and for demonstrating positive interpersonal relationships, thus providing an environment of social, spiritual and emotional stability.

This is Jennifer’s second year at Nevada Adventist School. Her previous teaching experience includes the English School in Suwon, South Korea and church schools in Maryland, Nebraska and West Virginia.