The lecture is free and open to the public.
A United Methodist minister since 1974, Henry-Crowe has served as a pastor, an administrator of the South Carolina United Methodist Council on Ministries and chaplain to Emory University since 1991. Henry-Crowe has served on the nine-member Judicial Council, the ecclesiastical court of the United Methodist Church, as delegate from 1992-2000, as First Reserve Delegate from 2000-04 and again as delegate from 2004 to present. She was a member of the Assembly Worship Committee for the February 2006 Assembly of the World Council of Churches. Henry-Crowe serves on the Board of Trustees for Claflin University, Santiago College and Columbia College. Additionally, she serves as adjunct faculty at Candler School of Theology.
In 1995 Henry-Crowe was awarded the Candler School of Theology Alumni/Alumnae Award for her years of service to the School of Theology and Emory University, for her leadership in the seminary, the University and the church with the following citation: â€œ...a trailblazer for ordaining women, pioneering in many ways during more than two decades...she has concentrated on justice for the oppressed and inclusiveness of all people, and has used political activism as a tool to bring about needed change.â€ As Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life, a key aspect of her work at Emory has been to foster inter-religious dialogue in the ever-changing world of religious pluralism.
The lecture is sponsored by the Linfield College Graf-Edelson Memorial Lectureship. For more information, call 503-883-2202.