McCormick Days 2013 Speakers
Dr. Reggie Williams joined McCormick’s faculty as Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics in July, 2012. Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. in Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. His research focuses on Christological hermeneutics and Christian morality. He is the author of Bonhoeffer’s Black Christ: Harlem Renaissance, to be published this Fall.
Nayoung Ha (M.A.T.S., ‘07) is a doctoral student in Systemic Theology and Ethics at the Lutheran School of Theology and serves Chicago Covenant Presbyterian Church as Children’s Pastor. She has a M.Div. from Hanshin Graduate School of Theology, Seoul, South Korea, and a M.A. in Theological Studies from McCormick. Her interests include issues of domestic violence, identities and differences, and interfaith dialogue.
Rev. Dr. Marshall E. Hatch, Sr. (D.Min., ‘94) is Pastor of the New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church. His ministry includes an interfaith affordable housing project; an annual pilgrimage to Zimbabwe; an IL Dept of Corrections & Cook County Jail Ministry; and the Pilgrim Community Development Corporation.
Rev. Dr. Kimberly M. Lymore (D.Min., ‘09) is an Associate Minister at The Faith Community of St. Sabina, which is known for its dynamic worship and social activism. She received her M. Div. with a concentration in Word and Worship from Catholic Theological Union, and a D.Min. from McCormick. Her thesis was titled God Doesn’t Tilt: Making the Connection Between Worship and Justice.
Rev. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (M.Div., ‘97) is the Executive Director of A Just Harvest, whose mission is to fight poverty, hunger and create a more just society in Rogers Park and the greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily, while cultivating community, economic development, and organizing across race, culture and socio-economic difference.
Rev. Dr. Alan V. Ragland (D.Min., ‘87) is Senior Pastor of Third Baptist Church of Chicago. In his tenure, Pastor Ragland has guided TBCoC to broaden its mission, vision, activities and facilities, while expanding its ministry to establish a mission-based relationship with the Ghana Baptist Convention in West Africa and First Baptist Church Takoradi in Ghana. Dr. Ragland previously served on McCormick’s Board of Trustees.
Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Ray, Jr. is the Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Professor of Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Dr. Ray received a Ph.D. in theology and African- American studies and a M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, he is the author of A Struggle from the Start: The Black Community of Hartford, 1639-1960 and Do No Harm: Social Sin and Christian Responsibility.
Dr. Ken Sawyer was appointed assistant professor of church history in July 1993, after serving on the McCormick Theological Seminary adjunct faculty since 1988. Ken's teaching and research focus upon Reformation topics, Anglo-American Reformed groups, Puritanism and New School and Old School Presbyterianism.
Rev. Dr. Wayne G. Boulton has had an illustrious career which includes his service “outside the bounds” as interim pastor and head of staff at four churches of the United Church of Christ, service on the Board of Advisors at the Interfaith Center of John Hopkins University, author and editor of numerous publications, and various other educational and leadership roles in the Presbyterian church and beyond.