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Westminster College’s Office of Faith and Spirituality to Host Spiritual Emphasis Westminster Series

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Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Westminster College’s Office of Faith and Spirituality announces the lineup of four guest speakers for the Spiritual Emphasis Westminster (SEW) speaker series, hosted at various dates and times in Wallace Memorial Chapel. The events are free and open to the public. 

At 7 p.m.September 20, Ron Righter, known for his 37-years of D1-3 football coaching, will address issues of leadership development in the college community. His message is titled “The Urgency of Now.”

At 7 p.m.October 11, Gene Natali Jr., CFA, senior vice president at C.S. McKee, L.P. in Pittsburgh and co-author of “The Missing Semester,” will focus on “Finding Your Balance.” At 11:40 a.m., October 12, Natali will serve as a panelist with recent alumni and staff who struggle to find post-college financial balance.

At 7 p.m.November 15, Reverend Emily Miller, associate for recruitment and relationships for the PC(USA) for the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program, will address issues of volunteerism and vocational and spiritual discernment. Under the leadership of Rev. Miller, the YAV program encourages one year of service in which several Westminster College graduates have participated.

At 7 p.m.January 31, Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., author, James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and director of the religion department at Chautauqua Institution, will speak about various topics within his most recent books. He is the author of “Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities,” “Another Day’s Journey: Black Churches Confronting the American Crisis,” and “Liberating Visions: Human Fulfillment and Social Justice in African American Thought.” 

For additional information about the SEW Speaker Series, contact Westminster’s Office of Faith and Spirituality at (724) 946-7117 or visit