I am pleased to announce that the Opening Assembly of the 2012 National Festival of Young Preachers (January 2-5, Louisville, KY) will feature two outstanding religious leaders and entrepreneurs: Matthew and Elizabeth Myer Boulton (picture left).
Matthew is no stranger to the Academy of Preachers. As an Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School, he was instrumental in securing Harvard as a founding partner and recruiting three of his preaching students to participate in the 2011 National Festival of Young Preachers.
This summer Matthew left Harvard to become the sixth president of Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN. An ordained Christian Church (DOC) minister, he earned a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Chicago (2003) and an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School (1998). He is a gifted teacher, preacher, theologian, musician, and songwriter.
Elizabeth Myer Boulton is also an ordained minister in the Christian Church (DOC) and has served as the Minister of Discipleship at Old South Church in Boston and as senior pastor of Hope Church in Jamaica Plain. Liz holds degrees from Trent University and the University of Chicago Divinity School. She is an accomplished preacher, writer, and singer.
In recent years, Matthew and Liz have become quite a creative force. In 2009 they formed an indie folk/bluegrass band known as Butterflyfish, and in 2010 they launched a non-profit known as SALT, a ministry dedicated to reclaiming and sharing the beauty of Christian life through film, photography, music, poetry, and ideas.
The Opening Assembly of the 2012 National Festival of Young Preachers begins at 7:00 p.m. on January 2nd at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in downtown Louisville. Other featured guests during the Festival include Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Fr. Jeff Nicolas, Rev. Otis Moss III, Rev. Dr. Safiyah Fosua, and Rev. Dr. Dan Boone.
There’s still time to register as a young preacher. Simply follow this link, download the packet, and return it to our office as soon as possible.