Logsdon 'Family' Gathers for Annual Picnic


Logsdon Seminary faculty and staff welcomed graduate students and their families for the Annual Logsdon Family Picnic Saturday at The Pavilion at the Abilene Zoo.

More than 125 attended the annual event, which featured food by Abi-Haus, music by Tim Palmer, and lots of fellowship.

“Fellowship is essential to who we are as a Logsdon family,” said Daniel Martin, director of student services. “The annual picnic is a fun event, and we are always glad to see students and their families enjoying a time of fellowship.”

Dr. Robert Ellis, associate dean for academics, said the picnic is a time for everyone to come out, have fun with their family, and get to know other students.

“This is about the only time of year we can get everyone together in one place to enjoy a great meal and a fun time,” said Ellis. “The energy is great; it feels like one, big happy family.”

The picnic is a time for returning students to reconnect with fellow classmates and their families, but is also the first opportunity many new students have to meet faculty and other students in a social setting.

Johnny Taylor, a first-year MDiv student from Dallas, said he and his wife, Lisa, were glad they made the trip over from the Metroplex.

“One of the many things I love about Logsdon is how personal everything feels,” said Taylor. “Our time at the picnic is one of the few times we’ll get to connect with students and faculty from other campuses, since I will be attending at the Dallas campus. It’s been great to meet so many people; it really reinforced my decision to come to Logsdon.”

Matt Henderson, a first-year MDiv student who graduated in May 2015 with his bachelor’s degree from HSU (Biblical Studies & Languages), said he was glad he and his wife, Heather, attended the picnic. He also said he is excited to get started on his studies to become a pastor.

“We love the community here at HSU and Logsdon,” said Henderson. “The way they teach and build relationships is second to none; we are both looking forward to completing our graduate degrees here – me from Logsdon, and Heather from HSU (English).”


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