Goshen College president chooses word of the year for 2024: faith


by Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus, President of Goshen (Ind.) College, and available here

Photo by Andy Holmes on Unsplash

I started the new year at an institute for college presidents, listening to my own heart and to many other leaders in higher education. The gist from the opening session was: “It’s going to be a rough year. Keep your board chair close.”

My word for the year is faith because it’s what I need. Faith is such a familiar word that it can sound bland, and so I’ll try to explain what I mean. Faith for me is the belief that God is love and that God is at work in the world and in me. In these times, I need to feel a deep confidence in the marrow of my bones that love is the most powerful force in the world.

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