Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host its annual Summer Leadership Conference, June 6-9. Participants will explore “Insights into the Spiritual Journey” while attending daily workshops and worship services. Keynote speakers include Jane E. Vennard, former Louise Warren Iliff Senior Adjunct Faculty in Prayer and Spirituality, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colo.; Michael Lindvall, pastor, The Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City, N.Y.; and Edith M. Humphrey, William F. Orr Professor of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Worship leaders include William Evans, organist and music director, and Paul Taylor, pastor, Bethel United Methodist Church, Lower Burrell, Pa.
Humphrey will preach each day. Lindvall will present three lectures on the theme “Trinity Matters” and specifically address “Is the Trinity Biblical”, “Is the Trinity Sexist”, and “Does the Trinity Really Matter?”. Vennard will present “Spiritual Practices for the Journey” while discussing “Many Practices–One Journey”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Longings”, and “Sharing the Journey in Congregations”.
Registration fee is $125 before May 15 and $140 after that date. On-campus housing is available at an additional fee. For more information about this event, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu.
The Rev. Dr. Jane E. Vennard is the former Louise Warren Iliff Senior adjunct faculty in prayer and spirituality at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo. A graduate of Wellesley College (B.A.), Stanford University (M.A.), and San Francisco Theological Seminary (M.Div.), she was called to a special ministry of teaching and spiritual direction and was ordained in the United Church of Christ. She is a spiritual director in private practice. Vennard is the author of numerous articles and six books including most recently The Way of Prayer (2007).
The Rev. Michael L. Lindvall was raised in small-town Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (B.A.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), he currently serves as the pastor of The Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. He most recently wrote Knowing God’s Triune Story (2009).
Dr. Edith M. Humphrey is the William F. Orr Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. A graduate of Victoria University (University of Toronto) and McGill University, Montreal (Ph.D.), she taught at Augustine College, Ottawa, prior to coming to Pittsburgh. Edith is the author of numerous articles and four books, most recently And I Turned to See the Voice: The Rhetoric of Vision in the New Testament (2007).
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.