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Scholarship fund for women created at Golden Gate’s campus in Denver

DENVER (BP)–A new scholarship to help women prepare for Christian ministry at the Rocky Mountain campus of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has been announced by a Colorado law enforcement chaplain.

Naomi Paget of Longmont, Colo., a chaplain for the FBI and the Colorado Highway Patrol, will fund the Neva Burk Rocky Mountain Scholarship for Women in Ministry. Paget also is involved in training chaplains for disaster relief and is a leader in Marketplace Samaritans, which trains chaplains for corporate settings. She is scheduled to receive a doctor of ministry degree in June from Golden Gate Seminary.

The scholarship is being named in honor of Neva Burk, described by Paget as “a great woman in Southern Baptist life who has been an inspiration to me personally and an advocate for women who are called to ministry.” Burk was a Mission Service Corps missionary for 13 years in New England and has since retired to her home in Henderson, Texas.

“We are deeply grateful for this generous gift,” said Golden Gate President William O. Crews. “This type of gift dramatically aids us in our mission to prepare Christian leaders for the future, in the West and around the world.”

Stephen G. Veteto, director of the seminary’s Rocky Mountain campus in Denver, added, “It is wonderful to see how God continues to provide for the needs of our students in this region. We are very appreciative to Naomi Paget for this scholarship for female students. This will enable them to receive a quality theological education that will prepare them for the ministries to which God has called them.”

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary is owned and operated by the Southern Baptist Convention, operating campuses in northern California, Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, Colorado and Arizona.

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