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  • Thursday, October 1st – All Online!

    Join us as we welcome keynote speaker, the Rev. Dr. Karoline M. Lewis; celebrate our reunion classes; commemorate the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women; and enjoy time together! All of Trinity Day 2020 will be held all online. Please feel free to come and leave our video call throughout the day as you are interested and able.

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    Registrants will be sent the URL for joining Trinity Day 2020 after submitting their RSVP

    About the Speaker:

    Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, where she has taught since 2007.

    Karoline Lewis.Lewis is the author of A Lay Preacher’s Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon, SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (including an accompanying facilitator guide, participant guide, and DVD) and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. She was one of the 100 religious scholars in the United States to contribute to the Values and Voices Campaign. Her most recent book is Embody: Five Steps To Leading With Integrity.

    Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.A.), Luther Seminary (M.Div.), and Emory University (Ph.D., New Testament Studies and Homiletics). She has served as Treasurer of Academy of Homiletics and Regional Coordinator for the Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature. Lewis is the Program Director of the Festival of Homiletics and Chair of the Homiletics and Biblical Studies Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.

    Lewis leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry. She is a contributing writer for Working Preacher, co-host of the site's weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave , and regularly authors the Dear Working Preacher column. Visit for resources on preaching, leadership, and being a woman in ministry.

    About the Speaker's Address:

    "Learn to Lead What You Believe"

    Celebrating 50 years of ordination of women invites reflection on our own leadership during these tumultuous times. How we lead and the premises of our leadership are at stake - especially if there is any congruity between our core theological commitments and the church's perception in the public sphere. Embodying who God is, who God committed to be in Jesus, is what makes leaders in the church distinctive. Learning to lead what we believe is the future of church leadership.


    10:00-11:00 — Worship, the Rev. Dr. Karoline M. Lewis Preaching
    11:15-12:00 — State of the Seminary Address from the Dean Kit Kleinhans
    1:00-2:15 — Keynote Lecture with the Rev. Dr. Karoline M. Lewis
    2:30-3:15 — Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women
    3:15-4:00 — Reunion Class Celebrations
    4:15-5:00 — Panel Discussion
    5:00-5:45 — Memorial Service for the Class of 1970

    Other Events to be Announced Soon!