Power in the Spirit
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July 14-16, 2016
Power in the Spirit is an inspirational conference for everyone who wishes to explore God’s call to service through joyous worship, Bible study, keynote addresses, workshops, and
fellowship. In addition, all congregational leaders will find POWER IN THE SPIRIT especially nurturing and challenging as they consider their mission and ministry.
The Rev. Dr. Kathryn A. Kleinhans is the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, where she has taught since 1993. She is an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who holds a Ph.D. from Emory University, an M.Div. from Christ Seminary – Seminex, and a B.A. from Valparaiso University. Her scholarship focuses on the contemporary relevance of Martin Luther and Lutheran confessional theology. An eager student of global Lutheranism, she is currently leading a series of ELCA international seminars for women from Lutheran churches in the Global South and the former communist bloc.
Dr. Kleinhans describes herself as having one foot firmly planted in the 16th century and the other firmly planted in the 21st century. In addition to her scholarly publications, she is eager to make Lutheran theology relevant for Christians today through popular articles and devotional writings. Her “Lutheranism 101” remains the most frequently requested reprint in the history of The Lutheran magazine. She and her husband, Pastor Alan R. Schulz, are the parents of two adult sons, Christopher and Paul.
Jonathan Rundman grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He has been writing songs and performing across the country since he was 18 years old. Jonathan emerged on the national music scene as a Chicago-based touring artist, generating rave reviews in Billboard, The New York Times, Performing Songwriter, Paste, and countless regional publications. Now living in Minneapolis, he continues to tour and record. Jonathan’s songs can be heard on radio stations across America, in Scandinavia and England, and have been featured on television’s Ellen Degeneres Show and CBS This Morning. He has performed live on NPR’s Mountain Stage Radio Show, and on Iowa Public Television.
In 2015 Jonathan Rundman released a new album titled LOOK UP. It marks a mature new phase in Jonathan’s critically acclaimed discography. These ten songs explore themes of technology, linear time, and optimism, and draw from Rundman’s diverse musical influences including Americana, Nordic folk music, and ’80s New Wave pop.
Bible Study Leader:
Bishop Edwin Gulick Jr. is the Assistant to the Bishop for the Episcopal Diocesan since 2011. Prior to that he served as the Bishop for the Diocese of Kentucky from 1994-2010. Bishop Gulick served as a parish priest for 20 years before his election as a bishop. He received a bachelor of arts from Lynchburg College and a M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary.
In, 2008, Gulick earned the distinction as the first Episcopal bishop to head two dioceses simultaneously when he was asked to serve part time as the provisional bishop of Diocese of Fort Worth.
In the wider church he has always taken a very active role in ecumenism. He has served two terms on the Standing Committee on Ecumenical and Inter Religious Relations, co-chaired the Anglican Roman Catholic Dialog USA from 1997 to present, and served as one of the Episcopal Church’s representatives on the Consultation on Church Union 1995-2000. In 2001, he was appointed by Archbishop George Carey to serve on International Anglican Roman Catholic Commission on Unity and Mission, which is an ongoing commitment.