Libby Tedder, Stephanie Lobdell, and Dylon Brown are the three Corlett Senior Sermon finalists this year. They preached their sermons during NTS chapel services March 26 - 29, 2012. Of these three finalists, Rev. Stephanie Lobdell has been selected to represent her class by preaching the Corlett Sermon the Sunday morning preceding commencement at Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene.
About the Corlett Senior Sermon
The late Mr. Eric A. Mabes, a prominent Kansas City Realtor, established the Corlett Senior Sermon Award in the interest of developing an incentive for more effective preaching. He sponsored the award from 1945 to 1966. In 1966, Dr. and Mrs. L. T. Corlett, as a symbol of their continuing interest in the future ministry of the church, assumed the sponsorship of this award. For many years, until the time of his passing in 2009, Mr. Wes Blachly provided the funding to keep this important senior honor highlighted.