Alma College Chaplain To Give State-of-the-State Invocation

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the Michigan legislature and the state’s citizens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Alma College Chaplain Rev. Dr. Andrew Pomerville has accepted an invitation to give the invocation for Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State Address.

Gov. Whitmer will address the Michigan legislature and the state’s citizens in the Michigan House Chamber at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.

“It’s an honor to be asked,” says Rev. Pomerville. “This is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate Alma College’s commitment to the future of our state as we train our students to be the leaders of tomorrow.”

The Rev. Dr. Pomerville came to Alma College in March 2018 to fill the role of chaplain and director of spiritual life following seven years as the senior pastor of the Peoples Church of East Lansing. At Peoples Church, he provided strategic leadership, lead preaching, staff development and pastoral care for a 1,200-member congregation. Previously, he was pastor of Church in the Hills in Bellaire, Mich., and served as the national park chaplain in Denali, Alaska.

After his graduation from Alma College in 2001, Pomerville earned his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary/University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Story published on February 07, 2019