Great Lakes Theological Academy 2017

Grace Episcopal Church
341 Washington Street
Traverse City, Michigan

July 10-July 13, 2017

Theme: "AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PHOPHESY EXPLORING STORIES IF THE BIBLE'S WOMEN AND GIRLS"

Join the Rev. Dr. Julie Faith Parker, assistant professor of Old Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, as she helps us explore stories of the Bible's women and girls through drama, poetry, music and art.

Speaker Bio

Parker - Professional PhotoThe Rev. Dr. Julie faith parker

Parker is the Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. She was awarded the Ph.D. with distinction in Old Testament/ Hebrew Bible at Yale University. Dr. Parker is the author of numerous articles and five books, most recently Valuable and Vulnerable, published by Brown University in 2013. (Her edited collection, My So-Called Biblical Life, will be available by summer 2017.) Dr. Parker received her B.A. from Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.), where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to earn her Masters of Divinity degree at Union Theological Seminary in New York, where she received awards for both preaching and theology. She also has a Sacred Theology Masters from Yale Divinity School, as well as a Master of Religion and a Master of Philosophy degree from Yale University. She has studied eleven languages, and is competent in Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, French, German, and Spanish. An ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, she has worked full time as a congregational minister and served for eight years as the Protestant Chaplain at Hofstra University on Long Island. Prior to her current position at Trinity, she taught at Colby College (Waterville, Maine), Fordham University (Bronx, N.Y.), Yale University (New Haven, Conn.), and New York Theological Seminary (New York City), where she taught inmates at Sing Sing prison.
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LODGING POSSIBILITIES

(Please note: There are many, many options for lodging in Traverse City. These are just a few possibilities we sleuthed out near Bethlehem Lutheran Church. You can likely find cheaper rates outside the city or by using discount websites. Rates listed below are variable. There is no special rate for participants in the Theological Academy.)

Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park
1132 US-31 N., Traverse City, MI 49686-3069
231/922-5270
http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?type=SPRK&id=501

Best Western Four Seasons

305 Munson Avenue (US 31), Traverse City, MI 49686-3069
231/946-8424
http://bestwesternmichigan.com/hotels/best-western-four-seasons

Bayshore Resort
833 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
(800) 634-4401
http://www.bayshore-resort.com/

Comfort Inn
460 Munson Ave. (US HWY 31)
Traverse City, MI, 49686
(231) 778-8000 
http://www.traversecitycomfortinn.com/

Cambria Suites
255 Munson Avenue (US31), Traverse City, MI, 49686
(231) 778-9000
http://www.traversecitycambriasuites.com/

Grand Beach Resort Hotel
1683 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686
1 800-968-1992
http://www.tcbeaches.com/

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