Dr. Robert Kegan is the first William and Miriam Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He is also co-director of a Gates Foundation-funded program to assist the change efforts of school leaders, Educational Chair of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, and co-chair of a joint program between Harvard’s Medical School and School of Education to bring principles of adult learning to the reform of medical education. Dr. Kegan will keynote from an educational perspective. His books include The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development, In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life, and How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages of Transformation.

Dr. Parker J. Palmer is a writer, teacher and activist who works independently on issues of education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is Senior Associate of the American Association for Higher Education and senior advisor to the Fetzer Institute. He has written numerous books including, The Promise of Paradox, The Company of Strangers, To Know as We Are Known, The Active Life, and The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life. Dr. Palmer will keynote from an educator’s perspective in regard to spirituality, identity and teaching on Friday. He will also lead a forum on Friday evening. Named one of the thirty “most influential leaders” by The Leadership Project, a national survey of 10,000 administrators and faculty, he has been called a “master teacher.”

Ms. Victoria L. Garvey has been teaching since she was called to tutor other 6 year olds in the first grade. Although she began her professional career as a high school teacher (of French and Religious Studies), she has taught at virtually all stages, with the most extensive forays at the graduate level. After having taught at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary for 12 years in her academic field (theology of the Hebrew Bible and allied disciplines), she has now moved back into the broader area and directs
formation at an Episcopal congregation in the Diocese of Chicago. She currently co-chairs the Commission on Formation for the Diocese of Chicago and serves as a consultant for total formation for the diocese. She will speak to us from the perspective of Biblical scholarship.

The Rt. Reverend Michael Curry is Bishop of North Carolina, and will keynote from a social justice perspective at our Sunday Eucharist. He received the Master of Divinity degree in 1978 from Yale University Divinity School and has done continued study at The College of Preachers, Princeton Theological Seminary, Wake Forest University, the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary, and the Institute of Christian Jewish Studies. He has received honorary degrees from Sewanee and Yale and has
extensive involvement in Crisis Control Ministry, founding of ecumenical summer day camps for children, preaching missions, the Absalom Jones initiative, creation of networks of family day care providers, creation of educational centers, and the brokering of millions of dollars of investment in inner city neighborhoods. Bishop Curry has a national preaching and teaching ministry, having been featured on The Protestant Hour and as a frequent speaker at conferences around the country.

The Rt. Reverend Richard Sui On Chang will serve as our “Weaver”, connecting each presentation we hear in plenary, helping us build a vision to further explore in our tracks and as individuals. He is a native Hawaiian, becoming the 4th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Hawaii and 10th Bishop of the Hawaiian Islands in 1997. Prior to his consecration he worked as Assistant to then Presiding Bishop Edmund Browning. He is a graduate of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

The Most Reverend Frank W. Griswold was invested as Presiding Bishop in January 1998. He serves as Primate and chief pastor of the Episcopal Church, president of the House of Bishops, president and chief executive officer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, and president or chair of numerous Episcopal Church boards and agencies. Before becoming Presiding Bishop, Bishop Griswold was Bishop of Chicago (1987-1997) and Bishop Coadjutor (1985-1987). He was ordained in 1963 and served three parishes in the Diocese of Pennsylvania before being elected bishop. His articles, essays and sermons have been published in periodicals and theological journals including Anglican Theological Review, Episcopal Life (monthly column), Cross Currents, Anglican Advance and many others. His daily meditations from the General Convention of 2000 were produced as a Cowley Publications Cloister Book entitled Going Home. The Presiding Bishop earned an A.B. in English literature at Harvard College (1959), attended the General Theological Seminary and earned his B.A. and M.A. in theology at Oriel College, Oxford University (1962, 1966). He has received honorary degrees from the General Theological Seminary, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Nashotah House and Sewanee.

The Rt. Reverend Riah Abu El-Assal, 13th Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, is an Arab-Palestinian-Christian Israeli citizen, building bridges in the midst of widespread political and economic instability. His ministry includes pastoring to Anglican Christians in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and part of Syria, revealing how religion can transcend ideology and violence. Bishop since 1996, he is the third Palestinian Bishop in a diocese that has 34 institutions and employs about 1500 people through its schools and hospitals. He cares for 29 parishes, 29 priests, 6 deacons and about 7,000 Anglicans across the Diocese. He is the author Caught in Between: The Story of an Arab Palestinian Christian, published by Cowley in 2000. Accompanied by a child from Jerusalem, Bishop Riah will speak during worship on Sunday.

The Very Reverend Dr. Houston McKelvey has been Dean of Belfast since June 2001. He served in two suburban parishes after his ordination (1967). For 19 years prior to becoming dean, he was adviser on education policy in Northern Ireland to the Church of Ireland General Synod Board. He currently serves on the Belfast local education authority and on the boards of governors of schools in socially deprived Roman Catholic and Protestant areas. He is firmly committed to inter-church cooperation
and the Cathedral’s Partnership with St Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral. He was the founder co - chair of the Northern Ireland branch of the Council for Christians and Jews. Dean McKelvey will speak during worship on Sunday with a child from Belfast.

The Right Reverend Franklin Turner, Retired Bishop Suffragan of Pennsylvania (1988-2001) was born in North Carolina and received degrees from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and General Theological Seminary. He will be the preacher on Friday as we celebrate the Feast of Absalom Jones.

Masankho K. Banda, a former refugee from Malawi is a multi – disciplinary Performing Artist, Peace Builder and Spiritual Healer and Educator. Masankho learned the fine arts of storytelling and dance from his cultural roots in Malawi spending many days and nights listening to stories and dancing to music that captivated his mind, shaped his being, nourished his soul and strengthened his spirit. Masankho
weaves his artistic talents into everything that he does. Masankho has had many successes as an Inspirational Leader to children around the world, using storytelling, dance and music to bring peace and justice to children and youth. He serves on the Board of Pathways To Peace (PTP) directing the Cultures of Peace Education Project (CPEP), performs with Wing IT! Performance Ensemble, is the founder & Artistic Director of UCanDanc' African Healing Arts and teaches Spirituality and Culture at three Bay Area Universities. For his Peace and Justice work with children around the world, Masankho is the recipient of the "Unsung Heroes of Compassion" Award from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on May 16th, 2001. Masankho is available for workshops, seminars and speaking and can be reached at this e-mail address: mbanda@ucandanc.org or by phone (510) 773-7328 and more information can be found at his website: http://www.ucandanc.org

Jim & Kathy McGinnis are founders (1970) and co-directors of the Institute for Peace and Justice, an independent, interfaith not-for-profit corporation promoting peace, justice, and care for the earth through education, social action, and prayer. They are also founders and co-coordinators of the Parenting for Peace and Justice Network, with local coordinators in more than 100 US and Canadian cities and in Australia, the Philippines, Brazil and elsewhere. Jim is also the Director of Organizing for PPJN’s Families Against Violence Advocacy Network and co-author of the Family Pledge of Nonviolence and many of the other FAVAN resources. They have authored many books and audio-visual programs, including Parenting for Peace and Justice: Ten Years Later, Starting Out Right: Nurturing Young Children as Peacemakers, Families Caring, Celebrating Racial Diversity, and A Call to Peace: 52 Meditations on the Family Pledge of Nonviolence. For more information about their ministry: http://www.ipjppj.org. Jim, Kathy and Jim will be leading the Children’s Peace Camp program. Kathy will also be leading a Forum.

Jim Vogt is the Administrator of Parenting for Peace and Justice Network. He also is part of the leadership team for our Peace Camp.