Convocation presenters named


Archbishop Michael Layne recently announced keynote presenters for the 2019 Convocation of the Holy Spirit, which will be held Oct. 4-6 at Greensburg. Therese Eutsler and Mark Eutsler of Linden, as well as Robert A. Schuller of Newport Beach, California, will conduct sessions.

Therese Eutsler will lead participants in “Reflections on the Sermon on The Mount.” She is a physical therapist at Franciscan Health Lafayette and a certified cupping therapist. She is a 2018 recipient of the inaugural Lacy Ecumenical Medal and was conferred the Doctor of Humane Letters degree from St. Paul Christian University. She has also served as an organist in several west central Indiana churches.

Mark Eutsler will facilitate “Effective Discipleship Is Forming Relationships.” He teaches in the Olivet Nazarene University Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership program and facilitated 48 Lay-Pastoral Leadership Development courses, served on 51 consultation teams and in 23 pastoral coaching assignments for the United Methodist Church Indiana Conference. He has also served as a United Methodist Communications online facilitator.

Schuller will present “Advocating World Peace.” He travels the world with the Global Peace Foundation through Robert Schuller Ministries advocating for peace. He founded Rancho Capistrano Community Church and is a former Senior Pastor of the Crystal Cathedral. He is the author of 17 books, including the New York Times best-seller “Walking in Your Own Shoes.”

During the convocation, Schuller and Donna Schuller, his wife, will each receive the International Peace Medallion and be conferred the Doctor of Letters degree by St. Paul Christian University. Donna Schuller is a Family, Health, Fitness & Nutrition expert and co-leader of The Call. She travels the world as an advocate of peace with The Global Peace Foundation, speaking on the importance of peace in oneself and in the family home.

The IPM is awarded to those who have made significant contributions to foster world peace through relationship building, community development, and courageous empowerment leading to rapprochement, reconciliation, and resolution among individuals and their cultures. The Litt. D. is awarded to candidates whose record of published work and research shows conspicuous ability and originality and constitutes a distinguished and sustained achievement. 

The convocation is held in conjunction with Lutheran Orthodox Archdiocese of Mid America and St. Paul Christian University to encourage lay and clergy participants to allow the Holy Spirit to operate in their lives and provide empowerment to continue their work and calling. Its aim is to increase participants’ capacities in discipleship, evangelizing and witnessing.


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