Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca announces 2014 Social Justice Conference speakers

Trevecca’s J. V. Morsch Center for Social Justice has announced plans for its Mobilizing the Church for Social Justice Conference, to be held on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University, September 18-20, 2014. This year’s featured speakers bring rich perspectives and varied experiences to the issue of social justice. Speakers are the following:

Vern Jewett, lieutenant colonel (retired) in The Salvation Army—Lt. Col. Jewett has more than 35 years of service with The Salvation Army in pastoral, administrative, and educational appointments—including service as the president/principal of Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta, Georgia, for six years, and as the divisional commander of The Salvation Army’s ministry first in North and South Carolina and then in Florida until his retirement. Jewett has initiated broad-based ministries in affordable housing, environmental care, and anti-human trafficking and developed mission programs targeting poverty, hunger, and unclean water around the globe.

Tim Green, Trevecca University chaplain, dean of the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry, and professor of Old Testament literature and theology—Dr. Green, now in his 21st year at Trevecca, has written extensively; his most recent work is the Beacon Bible Commentary volume on the minor prophets. In addition to speaking at retreats, university revivals, lecture series, and for other denominational gatherings, he regularly teaches at European Nazarene College in Büsingen, Germany, and has also taught classes in Russia, Kazakhstan, Jordan, and Kosovo.

Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, which is focused on the battle for a living wage and prison reform—Rev. Salguero and his wife are the co-lead pastors of the multi-ethnic Lamb’s Church in New York City. The Lamb’s Church worships in three languages—English, Spanish, and Mandarin. The Salgueros have ministered extensively in Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Salguero has been named as one of the most prominent Latino evangelical leaders by several publications, and he also delivered an invocation at January’s inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral.

Carla Sunberg, president of Nazarene Theological Seminary—Prior to her election to the seminary presidency, Dr. Sunberg had served as co-superintendent with her husband of the East Ohio District Church of the Nazarene. When she and her husband were missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene in the former Soviet Union, she served as director of compassionate ministries and the director of theological education. From 2005 to 2011, she was the pastor of evangelism and discipleship at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where her husband was senior pastor.

In addition to these special speakers, workshop presenters include James Coppel, Jim Wehner, and others.

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