Convocation is a formal service that marks the end of the academic year and celebrates the achievements of graduating Disciples House Scholars and ecumenical community members.
Held in the Chapel of the Holy Grail on the last Friday afternoon of the spring quarter, the service is planned by the graduates. Convocation precedes the University’s Spring Convocation, which takes place in the main quadrangle on Saturday morning.
Lee Hull Moses, pastor of First Christian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, will speak at the 2013 Convocation. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Disciples Divinity House, and on the editorial board of The Young Clergy Women Project, where she edits a column for young women discerning a call to ministry for Fidelia’s Sisters. She is the co-author of two books: Hopes and Fears: Everyday Theology for New Parents and Other Tired, Anxious People (2012), with Bromleigh McCleneghan and Gifts of Gilead (2005), with Amy Lignitz Harken. Lee’s writing has also appeared in the Christian Century, Fidelia’s Sisters, and the Greensboro News and Record. The 2013 Convocation will be held June 14 at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and dinner following.
The first DDH Convocation was held in 1933. Recent speakers have included Larry Bouchard, Don Browning, Frank Burch Brown, W. Clark Gilpin, Ana Gobledale, Claudia Highbaugh, Verity Jones, JoAnne Kagiwada, Hubert Locke, Daisy Machado, Holly McKissick, Mark Miller-McLemore, Stephanie Paulsell, David Vargas, Clark Williamson, and Geunhee Yu.