Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, will speak at the Round Hill Community Church in Greenwich, on Friday, April 12, at 7:30pm. Everyone is invited to meet Dr. Jones at a reception preceding the lecture, at 6p.m. in the Church Parlor. Dr. Jones’s lecture will be the second in a series presented by the Round Hill Community Church designed to explore the topic of developing leaders of faith for the 21st century. The third speaker in this series will be Dr. Gregory Sterling, Dean of Yale Divinity School, who will lecture on October 11, 2013 at the Church.
The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones is the 16th president of the historic Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The first woman to head the 174-year-old non-denominational seminary, Jones came to Union after seventeen years at Yale University, where she was the Titus Street Professor of Theology at the Divinity School, and chair of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She was co-principal investigator on the "Women, Religion, and Globalization Grant" for the Henry T. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs at Yale. Dr. Jones is a prolific and popular scholar in the fields of theology, religion, globalization, and gender studies. In addition to publishing five books and 37 articles and book chapters since 1991, she has delivered a long list of professional papers and public lectures across the United States and around the world. She holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Yale Divinity School and Yale University. Jones is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ.
Dr. Jones will lecture on Friday, April 12 at 7:30PM in the Round Hill Community Church Sanctuary. There will be a reception for Dr. Jones preceding the lecture, at 6p.m. in the Church Parlor. The Church is located at 395 Round Hill Road, Greenwich, CT. All are welcome. For further information or to make reservations for this free event, please call 203-869-1091, or visit: roundhillcommunitychurch.org.