Dr. Valerie Bridgeman will be installed as the dean of Methodist Theological School in Ohio Nov. 2. Her 10 a.m. installation begins a day-long celebration.
Bridgeman began serving as dean and vice president for academic affairs July 1. She also serves as associate professor of homiletics and Hebrew Bible at MTSO. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Baylor University in biblical studies, with secondary studies in ethics.
In addition to her work at MTSO, Bridgeman is the founding president and CEO of WomanPreach! Inc., a nonprofit organization bringing preachers to full prophetic voice. An advocate and activist for justice, she is in demand as a speaker and preacher throughout the country.
|9:30 a.m.||Continental breakfast|
|10 a.m.||Installation ceremony, with Dr. Renita J. Weems speaking|
|Noon||Lunch of heavy hors d'oeuvres|
|1:30 p.m.||"Building a Community of Care and Accountability Around Your Life," panel discussion moderated by Dean Bridgeman, featuring Rev. Leslie D. Callahan, Ph.D., St. Paul's Baptist Church in Philadelphia; Dr. Brittney Cooper, Rutgers University; Leslie Marant, attorney in Philadelphia; and Rev. Charisse R. Tucker, St. Paul's Baptist Church in Philadelphia|
|3:15 p.m.||Jazz concert by the Mark Lomax Trio|
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