Well-Known Speakers to Visit Grace This Semester
Grace College is pleased to welcome several notable speakers to its campus during the spring semester. Chapel guests will include “Propaganda,” Keith Minier, John Lynch and Tamika Catchings. Chapels are free and open the public. They take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.
“Chapel is a place where we gather as one community to worship and integrate our faith and learning, said Brent Mencarelli, dean of chapel and community life at Grace. “We want our students and the community to learn how to bring their faith into every area of their lives whether they are studying scripture, pursuing a career, or even enjoying times of rest. Jesus never leaves us and we desire to see our students live in light of that truth.”
A variety of leading voices will speak at Grace Chapel this semester. The list includes authors, musicians, athletes and activists. “By hearing from leaders of several different fields and causes, we hope to deepen students’ understanding of God’s work in the world and how they fit into that work,” Mencarelli said.
Propaganda will speak at Grace College on Jan. 17. Propaganda is an artist, activist, academic, father, and husband. He has released music with the Tunnel Rats and the Footsoldiers, three solo albums, five LPs, and a book of poetry. His art combines pop culture knowledge and aesthetics with messages that challenge his listeners to think and feel in new ways.
Cokiesha Bailey Robinson will speak at Grace on Jan. 19. Robinson is a speaker and author who has a passion for encouraging people. She served as a missionary in Africa, Jamaica, and Turkey. She has contributed to the books “Farther In and Deeper Down,” “The Inheritance,” “This is My Story,” and “Planting Trust, Knowing Peace,” and she currently writes for several devotional sites.
Keith Minier will speak at Grace on Jan. 25 and 26. He is the lead pastor at Grace Fellowship in Columbus, Ohio, and an avid basketball fan and blogger. Minier’s blog address is keithminier.cc.
Nicole Bromely will speak at Grace on Feb. 2. Bromely is an author, speaker, and founder of OneVOICE, a nonprofit dedicated to stopping global child sex trafficking. Her books include “Hush: Moving from Silence to Healing after Childhood Sexual Abuse” and “Breathe: Finding Freedom to Thrive in Relationships after Childhood Sexual Abuse.” She received the 2016 Role Model Magazine Top 25 Influential Women Award and the 2011 Marietta College’s Outstanding Young Alumna Award.
John Lynch will speak at Grace from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9. He is a contributing author for “The Cure: What If God Isn’t Who You Think He Is and Neither Are You?” as well as more than 10 other books. He is also the pastor of Open Door Fellowship Church in Phoenix, Ariz.
Tamika Catchings will speak at Grace on Feb. 14. Catchings played in the WNBA for thirteen years on the Indiana Fever, and she holds the record for most all-start appearances and most consecutive playoff appearances. She now owns a tea shop, Tea’s Me Café, in Indianapolis, and is director of player programs and franchise development for Pacers Sports & Entertainment.
A full schedule for Grace’s Spring Chapels can be found at www.grace.edu/campus-life/chapel/schedule.