Monday, May 20, 2024

9:00amCoffee hour and registration

10:00amGreetings and Announcements

10:15amKeynote presentation: “From Mystical Presence to Altar, Priest, and Sacrifice: Nevin's Appropriation of and Departure from Calvin's Eucharistic Theology”

Dr. Randall Zachman


11:30amResponses to Randall Zachman


Cracked Pepper (in the Dietz Refectory)

1:30pmEcumenical panel discussion of Eucharistic spirituality

3:00pmSmall group discussions


Cracked Pepper (in the Dietz Refectory)


Cracked Pepper (in the Dietz Refectory)

6:00pmTaizé Service

led by Rev. Thomas Busteed

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

9:00amResponse to the panelists and small groups

Dr. Randall Zachman

10:30am“The Sacred Depths of Secular Meals”

Rev. Jennika Borger, speaker; Rt. Rev. Nathan Baxter and Professor Lee Barrett presiding

11:30amService of Word and Sacrament

Rev. Dr. Carrie Call Preaching


Cracked Pepper (in the Dietz Refectory)

Speakers, Worship Leaders & Panelists

Dr. Randall C. Zachman Professor Emeritus of Reformation Studies at the University of Notre Dame

Dr. Randall C. Zachman is Professor Emeritus of Reformation Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is currently Theologian in Residence at Saint James Episcopal Church in Lancaster, as well as Adjunct Instructor in Church History at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Dr Zachman holds an MDiv degree from Yale Divinity School and a PhD from the University of Chicago. He is the author of Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin, John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian, The Assurance of Faith: Conscience in the Theology of Martin Luther and John Calvin, and Reconsidering John Calvin.

Rev. Jennika Borger Chaplain of Moravian University

Rev. Borger is ordained in the Moravian Church, having graduated from Moravian University and Moravian Theological Seminary. As Chaplain, she coordinates campus spirituality and inclusion activities; plans chapel services and special programs; works with the Catholic and Jewish Chaplains, Muslim prayer leader, and with the staff Interfaith Council; provides counseling; and participates in ceremonies such as Matriculation, Convocation, Baccalaureate, Commencement, as well as Vespers.

Rev. Dr. Carrie Call Conference Minister, Penn Central Conference

The Rev. Dr. Carrie Call, PhD serves as the Conference Minister for the Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ. Originally from Ithaca, NY, she has degrees from Cornell University in Rural Sociology (BS), Development Sociology (MS), and Educational Psychology (PhD), and she holds an MDiv from Colgate Rochester Divinity School. Rev. Dr. Call will also be on the ecumenical panel.

Rev. Thomas Busteed

The Rev. Thomas Busteed received his MAR in Liturgical Studies from Yale University and his MDiv from Lancaster Theological Seminary. He was a church organist and music director for two decades before being ordained to Word and Sacrament ministry in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA. He studied organ performance and sacred music at Lebanon Valley College while minoring in German. Thomas is a lifetime member of the Mercersburg Society and has contributed numerous articles to the New Mercersburg Review.

Rev. Dr. Vanessa Lovelace Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Lancaster Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Vanessa Lovelace, PhD, is Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster Pennsylvania. Her publications include Womanist Interpretations of the Bible: Expanding the Discourse co-edited with Gay L. Byron, “Jonah” in The Oxford Handbook of The Minor Prophets edited by Julia O’Brien, and “The Deuteronomistic History: Intersections of Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality and Nation” in The Hebrew Bible: Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives edited by Gale A. Yee. Her work brings a womanist analysis and thought to the interpretation of biblical texts to reveal the inherently simultaneously interlocking dynamics of race, gender, sexuality and class in the texts and contemporary black women’s lives


Bishop Guy Glimp, STM, Bishop of the COGIC Commonwealth Jurisdiction, with oversight of 80 churches in Pennsylvania and South New Jersey, and Senior Pastor of Sanctuary Church located in Philadelphia, Pa. Most recently, he has served as CFO of the Jurisdiction and the interim CFO of the Church of God in Christ, Inc.

Rev. Jameson Keith McLaughlin is the Pastor of the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary with a focus in Urban Ministry and went on to pursue a Master of Theology degree in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Practical Theology at Regent University. He has received many accolades throughout his career, including the Margaret Pitman Award for Ministerial Excellence in Urban Settings, the Presidential Award for Urban Fellows, and the Frederick Douglas Award for Academic and Social Excellence.

The Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, D. Min, Interim Vice President of Moravian University & Dean of the Seminaries. She is also past President and Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School. She has been managing partner of RNL Associates, a consulting firm that provides services to religious, educational, and nonprofit organizations, as well as having served in many advocacy roles.

The Rev. Anabel Proffitt, Ed.D., former Professor of Christian Education and Dean at Lancaster Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D. in Practical Theology with a concentration in Christian Education) and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (MA Christian Education). She is the co-founder, former co-pastor, and former solo pastor of Wisdom’s Table, United Church of Christ (now Wisdom & Grace). While a professor, for 11 years she served as summer pastor of the Childwold Presbyterian Church in the Adirondack region of upstate New York.

The Rev. Christopher Rankin, D.Min. is the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in East Petersburg. He earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Lancaster Theological Seminary. Chris has served on committees and boards in the United Church of Christ on the local and denominational levels. He is currently serving on the Lancaster-Lebanon Habitat for Humanity Board, and as coordinator of the Lancaster CROP Walk, Vice Chair of the U.C.C. Homes Board of Directors, and a member of the Mercersburg Society Board.  


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* Richard Hall on the campus of Lancaster Theological Seminary - limited number of rooms at $90 per night, first come first served basis. Reservations highly recommended, contact Rose Germeyer to book (email [email protected], phone: 717-290-8725) PAYMENT DOES NOT GUARANTEE RESERVATION. You will still need to contact Rose!

* Hampton Inn Lancaster 717-299-1200

*Lancaster Arts Hotel 717-299-3000

*Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham 717-290-7100


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