Monday, Oct. 7

RSVP now for Alumni Day

Our celebration includes chapel together and the Mount Alumni Awards luncheon.

We invite all MTSO alumni, students, faculty and staff – as well as former Methesco faculty and staff members and guests of our Mount Award honorees – to join us for Alumni Day and take advantage of this opportunity to reconnect.

MTSO’s 2019 Alumni Day opens with a morning chapel service and continues with a luncheon honoring these recipients of the John and Ruth Mount Alumni Awards for Distinguished Service:

  • Eugene Folden (M.Div. ’84), associate pastor – congregational care at Linworth United Methodist Church, Columbus.
  • TaNikka Sheppard (M.Div. ’10), director of life development at New Salem Baptist Church, Columbus, and president of the Baptist Women of North America.
  • Ellen Sims (M.Div. ’06), pastor of Open Table United Church of Christ in Mobile, Alabama.

As always, our delicious lunch will feature Seminary Hill Farm produce and other locally sourced food.


10:45 a.m. Alumni Day chapel service
MTSO Visiting Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Black Church and African Diaspora Studies Kyle Brooks, a Louisville Institute postdoctoral fellow, will preach
Noon Luncheon honoring Mount Alumni Award recipients

All events are being presented at no cost to guests, though everyone who plans to attend is asked to RSVP using the registration form below. This advance registration will help with food preparation and other planning.