Date/TimeDate(s) - 02/08/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join the Eden Community for the annual Bracke Lecture. This year, speaker Dr. Ann Garrido will talk about “Redeeming Administration: The Invitation Hidden in the Clutter on Your Desk.”
Dr. Garrido says, “Administration is often critiqued both by those within the ministry and without as work that takes fun-loving people and turns them into anxious curmudgeons, but it doesn’t have to be that way.” Speaking out of her own experience as an administrator in educational and congregational settings, Dr. Garrido will look at practices of administration that can be potentially transformative, making us not only effective administrators but holier, healthier Christians.
Bracke Lecture Schedule:
Informal Worship 10:30AM
About Ann Garrido
Dr. Ann Garrido is associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. While her first passion is teaching, for the past fifteen years, she has found herself increasingly drawn into administrative roles including (at varying points in time) serving as her school’s Director of the D.Min. in Preaching, Director of MAPS Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Director of Field Education, Director of Distance Learning, and Director of the Aquinas Ministry Integration Project. Garrido has served as senior editor of Human Development Magazine and is the author of eight books, including the award-winning volumes Redeeming Administration (Ave Maria Press, 2013) and Redeeming Conflict (Ave Maria Press, 2016). Ann now commits half-time to traveling nationally and internationally doing conflict education and mediation work with Triad Consulting Group, founded by two members of the Harvard Negotiation Project based in Cambridge, MA.
Dr. Garrido’s books will be for sale in the Eden Bookstore the prior to and the day of the lecture. Dr. Garrido will be available for a book signing after her lecture.
There is no cost for this event, but attendees should register if you will be staying for lunch. Lunch cost is $8 each. Lunch will be held in the Commons.
The Bracke Lecture will be held in the Eden Seminary Chapel on the second floor of the Press Building.
Eden Theological Seminary
Wehrli Chapel in Press Hall
475 East Lockwood Ave.
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119