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2017 Lenten Preachers

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The Rev. Michael Renninger

ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH  1 - 3

Fr. Michael A. Renninger is the pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Richmond. He travels throughout the country giving presentations on spirituality, liturgy, music, and sacramental theology. Richmond Magazine named Fr. Renninger as one of the top five inspirational speakers in Richmond.

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The Rev. Dr. Valerie Carter

MARCH 6, 9, 10

The Rev. Dr. Valerie Carter is Executive Director/Treasurer of the Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia and a sociology instructor.  She is called to inspire others to be involved in missions at home and around the world.  Valerie is a champion in proclamation and service to marginalized people groups.  On Fridays you will find her in the “Prostitution Zone” of Richmond sharing grace in the night.

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Bishop Will Willimon

MARCH 7-8

Will Willimon is a widely-read author and speaker. he is the author of over 70 books, the most recent being Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism (Abingdon Press). He is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School and a retired United Methodist bishop. 

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The Rev. Dr. John Kinney

MARCH 13-17

The Rev. Dr. John Kinney is the Dean of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University and pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Beaverdam, Virginia.

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The Rev. Melanie Mullen

MARCH  14

The Rev. Melanie Mullen is the Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Stewardship of Creation. 

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The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana

MARCH 20 – 24

The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana is a writer, pastor, and speaker living in Virginia. She is the author of Sabbath in the Suburbs and the forthcoming Improvising with God.

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The Rev. Dr. James Green Somerville

MARCH 27 – 31

The Rev. Dr. James Green Somerville is the Senior Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church. Jim is a gifted preacher known for his remarkable gift of storytelling through which he teaches spiritual and life truths.

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The Rev. Carla Pratt Keyes

APRIL 3-7

The Rev. Carla Pratt Keyes is the pastor of Ginter Park Presbyterian Church in Richmond, a congregation whose commitment to working for reconciliation has inspired Carla’s commitment to this series. Carla finds great purpose in planning worship and preaching ; she believes the Christian story challenges, comforts, and calls to us with power to heal the world. 

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The Very Rev. Pete Wilcox

HOLY WEEK, APRIL 10-12

The Very Rev. Pete Wilcox has been the Dean of Liverpool since 2012. He has been ordained for 30 years. He is married to the writer Catherine Fox.

 

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