What Our Grads Are Saying

Comments from ALUMNI

I am employed full time teaching Conversational English and Religion to 4th and 5th graders in a private elementary school called Narnia in Bratislava, Slovakia.  I found the job through the Roberts Career Services webpage.  I was originally hired only to teach English, but they expanded my position into the Religion department because of my education at Roberts.  One of the things that has helped most with adjusting has been a connection I made through people at Roberts.  [An adjunct professor] put me in contact with a former Roberts student who also lives in Bratislava.  Her husband is a pastor in the city.  I found out once I arrived that she is the one who posted the job on the Roberts career page.  I know that the job I have now and my new life in Slovakia could not have happened without my education at Roberts and the friends and support that I had during my time there. 

Abigail Kratzat '13
English and Religion Teacher
Narnia - Bratislava, Slovakia


Sullivan_KyleAfter graduating in May 2013, I was hired as the Director of Interns at The Father's House, a non-denominational church in the Rochester area. I am teaching theology and leadership, pastoring interns as they embark on a journey of spiritual formation. My experience at Roberts was that which transformed my mind and heart to serve the local church. Over the four years involved in the Religion and Philosophy Department, my experience was not only one of formal education but of selfless mentorship and humble friendship. The professors were not only extremely knowledgable but cared deeply about the personal journey God had us on. I developed a passion, reinforced with skill and strategy, for seeing people come alive in a deeper knowledge of Jesus Christ. I have the absolute privilege of using the education I received at Roberts to build the Kingdom of God.

Kyle Sullivan '13
Director of Interns
The Father's House

Lester_SamiMy Biblical Studies degree gave me a great depth of insight into Ancient Near East cultures and the background of the Old Testament. I don't think I knew what I was getting myself into when I switched majors, but I'm glad I did it, and I value the new perspectives that I gained through my education.  I consider myself overwhelmingly fortunate to have earned the degree I did under great teachers like Drs. Davis, Dwyer, McPherson and Middleton.  Though I had some struggles, my experience being on the Roberts Wesleyan campus was highly conducive to the learning experience, for there in the library classmates would gather to process what we were learning. Though my academic experience doesn't appear overtly necessary to my now position in youth ministry with Youth for Christ, the background knowledge is very much an asset. I desire to continue studying in a Master's degree.  

Sami Lester '12 (Right)
Director of QYFC/Youth Unlimited
Prince Edward County, Ontario

I had an incredible experience as a Religion/Philosophy student at RWC.  The faculty is top-notch and are all selflessly helpful as advisors, teachers, resources, and friends.  I was able to get to know many of the professors personally and became good friends with my fellow students.  After graduating, I interned at Edgewood Free Methodist Church for about a year before being hired as the Worship Pastor, where I am currently able to use many of the skills and resources I gained at Roberts.  In addition to preparing me for my work at the church, Roberts also helped me prepare for my graduate studies.  I currently attend Northeastern Seminary where I constantly use and rely on my education at RWC.

Calvin Smith '11
Worship Pastor
Edgewood Free Methodist Church