#Church4World: “What does it mean to be Church for the sake of the world?”
12:30 p.m., Monday, October 7 through 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 9 at the Holiday Inn, Kearney
Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson served as General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America for 17 years, from 1994-2011. Earlier he was Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield and Director of Church and Society for the World Council of Churches. He’s the author of seven books, most recently Future Faith: Ten Challenges Re-shaping Christianity in the 21stCentury. His speaking and ecumenical work takes him to all corners of the globe. Presently he serves as Chair of the Board for Sojourners, and his forthcoming book is Without Oars: Casting Off into a Life of Pilgrimage. He is married to Rev. Karin Granberg-Michaelson (who actually attended one year at St. Olaf), we have two adult children, and we make our home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where we sing together in our church choir.
Rev. Mercedes L. Garcia Bachmann has a PhD in Old Testament from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC). She taught for almost twenty years at the ecumenical school of theology in Buenos Aires (Isedet). She has one published book, Women at Work in the Deuteronomistic History (SBL, 2013), and several articles and book chapters. Currently she directs the Institute for Contextual Pastoral Studies for the United Evangelical Lutheran Church (Argentina-Uruguay) and teaches online for her alma mater and for other schools.