Trinity Lecture Series
An annual series of lectures on Christianity and Contemporary Society
Our annual Trinity Lecture Series was inaugurated in 2002 in honor of the 20th anniversery of Pastor Berner's ordination. The series draws on the weatlh of wisdom and expertise in the local and national theological and lay community to speak on topics relevant to our spiritual journey in a secular world.
- 21. September 2005 - James L. McDonald - Bread for the World
- The Rev. James L. McDonald is Bread for the World's vice president for policy and programs, working on policy issues and programs of advocacy, education and social change. Jim has also served as an international policy analyst and led Bread for the World’s effort to secure debt relief for the world's poorest countries. He has taught world politics, U.S. foreign policy, and the international relations of Latin America at George Washington University and American University. As a Presbyterian minister, he served congregations in Bloomington, IN, Philadelphia, PA, and in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Jim holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from American University and an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York. Bread for the World is a Christian citizens movement that lobbies U.S. decision makers on poverty and hunger issues.
- 28. September 2005 - Jill A. Schumann - Lutheran Services in America
- Jill Schumann, MBA, serves as the president and CEO of Lutheran Services in America. LSA is an alliance of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and their 300 health and human service organizations. Lutheran social ministry organizations form one of the largest nonprofit networks in the country. LSA serves one in 50 Americans each year and has collective operating budgets exceeding $8 billion. Ms. Schumann holds a Master's in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary's College and did Ph.D. work in history and alcohol studies at Rutgers University.
The lectures will be moderated by Pastor Roger L. Berner. A question and answer period and light refreshments will follow. For more information about the series, please contact Tom Kern.