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Greg Carmer to Speak at King University Aug. 30

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 17, 2017 – The executive director of the New England Institute for Faith, Life & Work Greg Carmer will kick off the King University Institute for Faith and Culture (KIFC) 2017-18 Lecture Series during the opening convocation Wednesday, Aug. 30 in King University’s Memorial Chapel on the main campus in Bristol. The event is co-sponsored by the Bristol Herald Courier and is free and open to the public.

“We are delighted to welcome Greg Carmer back to King,” said Martin Dotterweich, Ph.D., associate professor of History. “Greg has already led King faculty in rich faculty development sessions, and we are pleased to continue learning from him. His work at Gordon College and elsewhere exemplifies three core aspects of our mission at King: educating students well, integrating faith and learning, and serving Church and community. We look forward to drawing on his wisdom and experience as we prepare for a new academic year.”

Together with his wife, Carmer directs the New England Institute on Faith, Work & Life in Beverly, Mass. The Institute’s mission is to “encourage people of faith in forming vital connections between their religious convictions and their lived-lives. They seek to provide theological training, resources, mentoring, and networking opportunities that advance an understanding of faith which engages all of life, with a particular focus on a Christian vision of vocation that understands all work as service for the common good.”

Carmer also serves as pastor of Church in the Cove, also located in Beverly. Previously, he was assistant dean of chapel at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Penn., and for seventeen years served in various capacities at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., including twelve years as dean of chapel.

A native of Michigan, Carmer holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and social sciences from Spring Arbor College in Spring Arbor, Mich., a master’s degree in Systemic Theology, and Ph.D., in Theology from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

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