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Wake Forest conference explores ministry as vocation

March 18, 2008

Wake Forest University will host a conference April 4-5 for those interested in pursuing a call to ministry or attending seminary.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore questions about ministry and theological education with pastors from a variety of settings as well as Wake Forest Divinity School graduates and others currently in seminary.  The conference is co-sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain and The Pro Humanitate Center.

The program begins at 6 p.m. April 4 with a keynote address by the Rev. Nathan Parrish, pastor of Peace Haven Baptist Church, in the Information Systems building dining room.  Parrish is involved in numerous associations, conventions and community services throughout North Carolina, including Communities Helping All Neighbors Gain Empowerment (CHANGE), the Salvation Army Boys/Girls Club Advisory Council and the Institute for Dismantling Racism.

Events on April 5 will be held in the Autumn Room in Reynolda Hall beginning at 8:45 a.m. and concluding at noon.  The program includes an address by Courtney Allen, a first-year student in the Wake Forest Divinity School, who spent two-and-a-half years ministering to hurricane victims as Katrina Rebuilding Coordinator with Trinity United Methodist Church in Gulfport, Miss. 

The conference is free and open to the public.  For more information, call (336) 758-5210.

Press Contacts:

Audrey Fannin
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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