Join us in Sewanee OCTOBER 1-3 

The St. Luke's Lectures & Homecoming event will showcase the School of Theology's newly renovated Hamilton Hall. Join us for two days of reunion, learning, and rejuvenation. The St. Luke’s lecture series, to be given by Donyelle McCray associate professor of homiletics at Yale Divinity School is the cornerstone of a two-day long homecoming event, which also includes a semi-formal cocktail reception and banquet dinner, continuing education workshops, communal worship, guided hikes, and other organized activities.

About the Lectures

On Wednesday, Oct. 2 Dr. Donyelle McCray, associate professor of homiletics at Yale Divinity School, will deliver a three-lecture series centered on the life and work of Pauli Murray—path-breaking poet, activist, attorney, professor, and Episcopal priest whose legacy of human rights work continues to reverberate. All lectures will be held in the Samuel T. Lloyd Forum at the School of Theology’s newly renovated Hamilton Hall. The lecture series is free and open to the public. A Continuing Education Attestation will be available at the lectures for attendees interested in receiving continuing theological education hours.

Can't Attend in Person? Register to view the Lectures Livestream
Continuing Education Workshops

On the morning of Thursday, Oct. 3 the School of Theology will offer a choice of workshops for continuing education hours. Workshops will be offered in two time slots during the morning, making it possible for participants to select two different workshops from the following offerings:

  • "A Cultural Historian Preaches Paul," presented by Paul Holloway, Ph.D., Professor of Classics and Ancient Christianity, University of the South
  • "Exploring your Neighborhood with Data," presented by the Rev. Molly James, Ph.D., Deputy Executive Officer for General Convention
  • "Postcards from the Edge: The Possibility and Challenge for Beloved Community through Church Planting,” " presented by the Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers, Staff Officer for, Church Planting for The Episcopal Church
  • “The Context of Queer: Preaching in an Anglican Sacramental Tradition,” presented by the Rev. Warren Thomas Swenson, T’18, T’20, associate director, SUMMA Theological Debate Society, Ph.D. Candidate in Practical and Contextual Theology, University of Chester, Chester, UK

Workshop attendance is free to those registered for the Homecoming Event, which includes a festive banquet and other organized activities. Those who do not wish to register for the Homecoming Event, may register for up to two workshops for a flat fee of $40. Advanced workshop registration is required.

  • Quality Inn (509 West Main Street, Monteagle, TN 37356). The School of Theology has reserved a block of 10 rooms for the nights of Oct. 1 and 2. The block room rate is $82.30 per night plus tax. Call 931.924.8880 by Sept. 26 and ask to book from the School of Theology’s room block. 
  • Rivendell Spiritual Center (254 Rivendell Lane, #3334, Sewanee, TN 37375). Rivendell has up to 15 bedrooms available for booking on Oct. 1 and 2. Contact Trish Mantooth at 931-308-6255 (cell); 931-598-5555 (Rivendell main number); or
  • SmokeHouse Lodge (844 West Main Street, Monteagle, TN 37356)The School of Theology has reserved a block of 20 rooms for the nights of Oct. 1 and 2. The block room rate is $71.99 per night plus tax. Call 800.489.2091 by Aug. 31 and ask to book from the School of Theology’s room block. 
Registered Attendees
Marti Dalby, T'06, T'19 Michael McCain, T'16 Chuck Treadwell, T'89, T'14
Ted Clarkson, T'21 Andrew Wright, T'95 Richard Ahlquist, T'23
Ashley Simpson, T'22 Nick Funk, C'87, T'05 Tammy Breitbarth
Scott Lee, C'73, T'92 Nancee Martin, T'00, T'08 Becky McDaniel, T'16
Joyce Holmes, T'91 Erica Rozolsky, T'23 Charles Foss, T'78
Doris Westfall, T'05 Mark Richard, T'14 Allen Breckenridge, T'78
Suz Southern, T'23 Chris Bridges, T'18 Christopher Schwenk, T'22
Sarah Gaede, T'94 Adam Dawkins, T'22 Tommy Drake, T'22
John Wakefield, T'25 Tom Purdy, T'05, T'27 Sean McEwen, T'24
Lucas Crossland, C'18, T'23 Robert Keirsey, T'78 Kris Paul, T'24
Neil Raman, T'16 Eric Bash, T'24 Nina Salmon, T'17
Andrew McLarty, C'05, T'20 Meghan Mazur, T'22 Katie Knoll Lenon, T'17
Molly Short, T'14 Pat Genereux, T'78 Elliot Conrad, T'23
Stephen Spicer, T'14 Rufus Van Horn, T'23 Tyler Proctor, T'23
Robert Lamborn, T'94 Shelley Martin, T'24