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President Amerson delivers Founder’s Day address at University of Evansville

EVANSTON, Ill., February 2010 -- President Amerson delivered the 2010 Edgar M. McKown Address at the 156th Founders Day Celebration held in Neu Chapel at the University of Evansville on Sunday, February 14, 2010.

The University is a United Methodist-related school in Evansville, Indiana, where President Amerson served as pastor of St. John United Methodist Church from 1979 to 1981. While in Evansville, he and his spouse, Dr. Elaine Amerson, became founding members of Patchwork Ministries, a multi-faceted program that included ecumenical worship services, after-school programs for children, an economic development center, health programs, minority leadership, and other activities focusing on social and economic justice.

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Garrett-Evangelical is a graduate school of theology of The United Methodist Church founded in 1853. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 500 students from many denominations and various 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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