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Garrett-Evangelical Welcomes Legendary Musician Ken Medema

KEN-MEDEMA-IN-CONCERT-finalEVANSTON, Illinois, November 2011 - Garrett-Evangelical is pleased to welcome the legendary Ken Medema to lead a spirit-filled worship service on Wednesday, November 30.  Ken is a musician, composer, and songwriter known for his mix of songs, stories, and improvisation within each performance or service.  This must-see and must-hear service begins at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful. There is no cost to attend and all are welcome.

This service comes in part as we send off President Philip and Dr. Elaine Amerson on a three-month sabbatical, starting in January 2012.  Avid fans of Ken Medema, the Amersons look forward to this joy-filled evening.  We hope you will join us for this special night of music, stories, and worship.

From the time Ken Medema was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1943, he has been unable to see with his physical eyes. His sight is limited to distinguishing between light and darkness and seeing fuzzy outlines of major objects.  “As a kid I was not widely accepted,” he says, “and I spent a lot of time by myself. Because I have lived with some degree of being different all my life, I have some sympathy for people who have been disenfranchised.”

Today, Medema performs in a wide variety of venues, from local congregations to charity fund-raisers, to high school and university campuses, to denominational youth gatherings, to universally televised religious programs, to corporate conventions, to annual assemblies of national organizations.

Ken Medema and his wife, Jane, have been married since 1965 and live in the San Francisco Bay area of California. They have two grown children, Rachel and Aaron, and two grandchildren.

To learn more about Ken Medema and An Evening of Worship click here.

Garrett-Evangelical, founded in 1853, is a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 400 students from many denominations and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 living alumni serve church and society around the world.

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