Dr. Corey MacPherson set to speak at upcoming Spiritual Deepening Week

Each semester, Trevecca Nazarene University students have the opportunity to expand and deepen their spiritual relationships during Spiritual Deepening Week. This semester, Trevecca welcomes Rev. Dr. Corey MacPherson as the speaker.

Spiritual Deepening Week, a time for students, faculty and staff to focus on growing in their relationship with God and one another, is scheduled for Jan. 28-31.

Rev. Dr. Corey MacPherson currently serves as the university chaplain and protestant campus minister at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. The founding pastor of North Shore Church in Stony Brook, N.Y., MacPherson previously served as the vice president for spiritual development and church relations at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass.

A gifted author, MacPherson has written numerous devotionals as well as articles on preaching and servant leadership. In addition, he is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. A frequent speaker at university and college chapel services across the country, MacPherson says that the driving agenda of his work is helping keep young adults connected to the church.

MacPherson holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University in addition to a master’s in divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a doctorate in ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

He currently resides in Hamilton, N.Y., with his wife, Edie, and two children, Katherine and Logan.

Trevecca student Chisom Obike is looking forward to week, a time to set aside anxieties and stress and focus on spiritual growth and wellbeing.

“For me, Spiritual Deepening Week is always great…. it allows me to engage the Word of God with a community beyond two to three days a week,” Obike said. “It also allows for me to catch a break and spend more time in the Word during a busy day.”

Multiple services are scheduled throughout the weeklong event. The Monday, Jan. 28, service begins at 6 p.m. Two services—one at 9:30 a.m. and one at 6 p.m.—will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday. The final service will take place Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Students will receive chapel credits for each service.

All chapel services will be held in the Boone Convocation Center.

By Moira Kurtz
Media contact: Mandy Crow, mmcrow@trevecca.edu, 615-248-1695