Harvest University hosted government officials and prominent guests at a special welcome event on July 9, 2021.
The event started with an opening prayer from Pastor Brent Harwerth of Berean Bible Church, then special guests in attendance were recognized: Morgan County Commissioner Gordon Westhoff, Fort Morgan City Councilwoman Lyn Deal, Fort Morgan Police Chief Loren Sharp and two representatives from Congressman Ken Buck’s office.
HU President Joanna Shih shared the vision and dreams of the school. She also thanked the City of Fort Morgan for its support and warm welcome.
Built in 1925, the HU campus was the first high school in town. It transitioned into a middle school in 1984 and was acquired by Calvary University in 2017.
Harvest University purchased the building from Calvary University in August 2020 and hopes to continue the rich history of Christian education witnessed at the site.
“We are so thankful that we not only will preserve the over 90 years of rich history of education in this building, but will also bring revival through the teaching of God’s word, building a Jesus-centered community, and growing together with the students to make an impact for Christ among the millions in desperate need of salvation,” said President Shih.
Following the presentation, guests celebrated the newest chapter for the school with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and enjoyed lunch fellowship at the cafeteria.