Memorial Service for Richard W. Carlson

This service in celebration of the resurrection and the life of retired North Park Theological Seminary professor, Richard W. Carlson, took place at Anderson Chapel on the campus of North Park University in Chicago, Illinois on August 11, 2013. If you have remembrances of Richard that you would like to share, please leave them in the comments section and we’ll make sure his family receives them.



  1. Karen Hinz says:

    Thank you for posting Richard’s memorial service for all of us who deeply longed to be there . . . What a life. What an example. What a servant of our Lord. Peace be to his memory.

  2. Melinda M Hunter says:

    Thank you for making this service available to those of us who couldn’t watch it at the specified time or be there in person. Thank you Andrew, for your words about your Dad. I loved the way you used literature and drama to encapsulate his life.
    And the hats! Almost as many as the 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, by Dr. Seuss, one of my favs. I also loved your mentioning “Winnie the Pooh” in Russian. Thanks to all the participants for sharing their thoughts and memories. God Bless you, Jolene and your entire family. I love you all. Melinda Hunter Monday, 8/12/13

  3. Jacci turner says:

    Thank you for posting this. I was a student under Dr. Carlson in the spiritual direction program. He was a wonderful teacher and kindly drove me to the airport once when no one else could. Thank you for sharing him!! Jacci

  4. Linda Forbes says:

    This was a wonderful service. Is there anyway to get a copy or to download this video? Thank you so much for streaming it.

    • jhavens says:

      Hi Linda, yes, you can download this by clicking the Vimeo logo in the lower-right-hand corner of the video. You will be taken to the video’s page on Vimeo. Under the description, click the download tab. Choose the file type you’d like, original, HD, SD, or mobile and save it to your computer for viewing off-line.

  5. Terri VanDerVeer says:

    This was a true testament to the beauty of a total-servant life that personified. It was a gift to be there with the family and friends for the service. I would love to be able to have a CD of the service. Is that possible?

  6. Rob and Angie Lyke says:

    Richard was one of the most loving and Godly people we know. To see him always brightened our day in seminary and he always had a smile for everyone. He was a calm and steady presence and a good and wonderful professor who took teaching very seriously. As much as he loved to see his students succeed academically, he cared for our hearts and souls even more. Every year we got birthday cards from him. With all the things he was doing it amazed me that he could find the time to send every student a birthday card. And you could tell he meant every word of them. He is dearly missed. Thank you so much for sharing him with us and our hearts and prayers go out to all his family during this difficult time even as we know he is with his Heavenly Father.

  7. Charlotte Johnson says:

    I remember him from NPC People like him are why I’ve stayed with the Covenant. Thank you for the video.

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