Dr. Harold H. Etling graduated cum laude with the second class of Grace Theological Seminary, and served in the pastorate for more than 20 years. In 1954, he was chosen to become the first Sunday School Board Director of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, a position he held for 18 years. He served for three years as president of the Indiana Sunday School Association and from 1962-64 was president of the National Sunday School Association. In 1962, Grace Theological Seminary recognized his accomplishments in the field of Christian education by granting him an honorary doctor of divinity degree. The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches elected him as moderator in 1959, and prior to his death in 1977 he served as national conference coordinator.