Bob Laurent, Ph.D., affectionately known as “Dr. Bob” or “DB,” retired at the end of the 2013-’14 school year. For 17 years he served as vice president for college relations and professor of Bible and religion, gaining a reputation as a sought-after professor and mentor. At commencement that May, he was given the Professor of the Year Award, a testament to his impact on Bethel students, alumni, faculty and staff. He plans to enjoy spending time with his family, writing his first fiction book, and will continue to serve as teaching pastor at Granger Community Church.