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contact: Rebecca Wilson • 330-524-2067
EVANSTON, Illinois—Tom Ehrich, writer, church consultant and priest, will be the guest speaker at the 153rd Commencement of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary at 9:30 am Friday, May 13, in the Chapel of St. John the Divine at the seminary.
Ehrich, the founder of New York City-based Morning Walk Media Inc., writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column on faith and ethics for Religion News Service and publishes daily and weekly writings. He is the author of several books, including Just Wondering, Jesus:100 Questions People Want to Ask (Morehouse Publishing, 2005), and Church Wellness (Morehouse division of Church Publishing Inc., 2008).
At Seabury-Western's commencement, 15 students will receive a degree or diploma, including five Doctors of Ministry in Congregational Development; three Diplomas in Congregational Development; and seven Diplomas of Anglican Studies.
Two honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees honoris causa will be awarded to Seabury-Western alumni: the Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley, bishop of the Diocese of Oregon; and the Rt. Rev. Terry Allen White, bishop of the Diocese of Kentucky.
All are welcome to the commencement ceremony and the reception that follows.
Seabury is what's next in a seminary: Our theological education—from single classes to certificates and doctoral degrees—embodies generous Christianity and is open to the intellectually and spiritually curious. For church leaders, for seminarians and for seekers, Seabury’s innovative programs are rooted in the Episcopal tradition and presented with academic rigor. Find out what’s next at www.seabury.edu.