GERMANY (BNc) — Dr. Jeremy Barrier recently met German President Joachim Gauck shortly after arrival in that country for a three-month study period.

Jeremy is Assistant Professor of Biblical Literature and Director of the Graduate Program at Heritage Christian University.

Dr. Bill Bagents, Vice-president for Academic Affairs at HCU wrote, “Jeremy is in Germany for the first leg of his time as a Humboldt Fellow. He’s researching and writing about the life of Paul. Evidently he’s rubbing elbows with some major leaders. He and family will be in Germany for three months on this stay. A longer visit will follow in 2013.”

Heritage Christian University is located in Florence, Ala., offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in biblical studies.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us