Eden Seminary’s College Speaker series launches with a great event at Lakeland University, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin on Monday, November 13th. Rev. Rebecca Turner, long-time Eden Contextual Education supervisor, spoke with students, faculty and the Lakeland community. She sparked imaginations for the role of theological education and of congregations in social transformation for the common good. “Finding your Vocation for Social Justice”
Rev. Turner shared her personal story as leader of congregations and organizations active in addressing situations of immigration justice through sanctuary, reproductive rights, affordable health care, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQIA+ rights, food sustainability and more. Her role as a supervisor in Eden’s Contextual Education program has enabled her to mentor faith-based leaders who connect with local congregations in many ways. Lakeland student dialogue during the event engaged questions of involvement now and into the future through the variety of vocational paths open to them. Palpable energy filled the room.
Thanks to Lakeland University faculty – Rev. Dr. Karl Kuhn and Rev. Dr. Julie Mavity Maddalena – for your enthusiastic support and coordinating this opportunity to connect.
The Eden Seminary College Speaker Series is part of the Network Model of Theological affirmed by the Lilly Endowment “Pathways for Tomorrow” Initiative.