Chapel: Campus Pastor Candidate - James Ellis III
When Friday April 19, 2013 @ 10:00 AM (1436 days ago)
Where Lehman Auditorium
Duration 30 minutes
As a finalist for the position of undergraduate campus pastor, James Ellis has shaped a chapel service entitled “Parents Just Donâ€™t Understand” taken from Genesis 27:12-13 and will speak on this theme as well. All are welcome to have interaction with James from 4:30-5 p.m. in UC 211-212 and opportunity to offer feedback to the search committee will be provided with an electronic survey.
James Ellis, III is an ordained Baptist minister who describes himself as â€œChristian by conviction, Baptist by tradition, and ecumenical in spirit.â€ James has served as a youth pastor and an assistant pastor in two United Methodist churches, and recently served a one-year, Lilly-funded campus pastorate at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He is currently a Lewis Fellow at Wesley Theological Seminaryâ€™s Lewis Center for Church Leadership, an ecumenical leadership development program for outstanding young clergy. Prior to ministry, James was a multimedia producer and competitive â€œspoken wordâ€ poet. He and his wife Renata have a passion for doing service work in multi-racial settings such as New Orleans (LA).
At the close of chapel, there will be a time of sending and blessing for students and faculty going on summer cross-cultural seminars to these locations:
Bolivia & The GalÃ¡pagos Islands â€“ Doug & Cristina Graber Neufeld
Honduras â€“ Jason Good & Eric Trinka
South Korea â€“ Gloria Rhodes
Quebec â€“ Nancy Heisey & Jen Ulrich
Local Context cross-cultural – Deanna Durham
Intended Audience General Public
Name Brian Burkholder
Phone # 540.432.4115