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Grace Polaris' Mike Yoder speaks in chapel

by Natalia Kirychuk, Public Relations Writer

Dr. Mike Yoder, lead pastor at Grace Polaris Church in Westerville, Ohio, will speak in chapel at Cedarville University on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

After moving to Columbus in 2011, Yoder became lead pastor of Grace Polaris Church, following a decade of missionary service in Berlin, Germany, and cross-cultural leadership training.

Yoder graduated from Grace College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and communications in 1993 and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Grace Seminary in 1996. He earned his Ph.D. in intercultural studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2014.

Yoder and his wife, Letitia, have four children. He enjoys basketball, water sports and travel.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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