Rev. Dr. John M. Buchanan Receives McCormick's First Visionary Award


The first annual Visionary Award Dinner honors the Rev. Dr. John Buchanan, Pastor Emeritus of Fourth Presbyterian Church, editor of the Christian Century and former moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), an author, speaker and visionary leader in progressive Christian thought and ministry, nationally. The Visionary Award honors distinguished persons who embody McCormick’s core values and vision for the future, and are agents of transformational change. 

The inaugural event, co-chaired by Elizabeth Foster and Sara Pfaff, will be held Friday October 24, 2014 during the October Board of Trustees meetings together with McCormick Days. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner and program beginning at 6:45 p.m.  

The Visionary Award

As an effective leader of change, McCormick Theological Seminary seeks to honor individuals and organizations whose vision has inspired positive and transformational change with the annual Visionary Award.

This award celebrates trailblazers who embrace McCormick’s vision and practice radical inclusivity, innovate in their fields, and support a new, more diverse generation of leadership.

The award honors one to three leaders annually.  Honorees are recommended by the Seminary Relations and Development Committee and selected by the President and Board of Trustees.