Dr. Lallene Rector Guest Speaker Sunday September 24th 2017

First United Methodist Church

119 South Georgia Mason City, Iowa Phone: 641-423-4905 Fax: 641-423-9295

Rev. Kathleen R. Moore, Pastor Email: pastorkathy@masoncityfirstumc.org

Phone: 319-551-4336

FOR RELEASE: IMMEDIATELY

DR. LALLENE RECTOR, PRESIDENT OF GARRETT-EVANGELICAL SEMINARY TO SPEAK IN MASON CITY THIS SUNDAY

Dr. Lallene J. Rector, president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, will speaking at Mason City First United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to hear her reflections on “The Church and the Academy” and to visit with her individually afterwards.

Dr. Rector joined the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1986, teaching Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Psychotherapy, and later serving as Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean. She was named President in 2013, the first woman and first layperson to serve in that position in a United Methodist Seminary. She will be speaking on the partnership between the local congregation and the seminary. Everyone from the community is welcome.

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