Five Uniting Church ministerial candidates were joined by ministers in training and faculty staff at their valedictory service last month. Claire Dawe, Berlin Guerrero, Ross Pearce, Temukisa Vaeluaga and Bruce Watson have now completed their studies at the Centre for Theology and Ministry and will receive degrees from MCD University of Divinity. During the service candidates were prayed for and given a holding cross along with a gift of books. The service not only marked an important milestone for the students but also prepared them to be sent out into ministry. Principal of the Uniting Church Theological College, Rev Prof Randall Prior gave his last address as principal. Prof Prior will step down from the position at the end of the year but will continue in his role as Professor of Ministry Studies and Missiology.