Sarah Drummond, Associate Dean of the Faculty & Assoc. Prof. of Ministerial Leadership
How do young, just-graduated seminary students cope with student debt, tithing, and remaining faithful? How can they cope with separation from seminary and keep their faith, mission and calling in the big wide world? How does one continue to serve with lots of other competing demands, such as health care costs, debt and family? How does one balance life (and money issues) with faith after seminary?
“Getting a Life: Young Adult Ministers, Post-Seminary”
John Hamilton, M.Div. 2003, D.Min. 2010
"Making Nothing Happen: The Necessary Uselessness of Ministry”
As a pilot for next year’s planned Research Fair, John Hamilton has been selected by the D.Min. Committee and is honoring John for the quality of his project. John says: “It's actually a work that ends with great hope, so it's not arguing against ministry. Rather, it argues against doing it in a capitalist/consumer, market-oriented way.”
Rev. Paul Clayton, Emeritus Pastor and Adjunct Faculty
“Called for Life: Finding Meaning in Retirement”
Discussing his second Alban book, Paul invites a range of respondents including current students, active clergy, as well as those folks contemplating retirement to discuss the call.
Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom, Unitarian Universalist Minister and Author
“A Modern Prayer Practice to Deepen Your Life”
Can something as traditional as a prayer bead practice speak to the needs of a modern seeker who may bring a plethora of perspectives to this practice? Can something as personal and private bring an individual more deeply in touch with her or his community? This workshop will build upon Erik’s book, Simply Pray: a modern prayer practice to deepen your life.