“Lord, Teach Us to Pray” is the theme of this year's Lenten Lunch Series at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1130 First Ave. The five-week series begins March 14. The lunch and program is noon-1 p.m.
The speakers, in order of appearance:
--The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, which includes Columbus. He has served as a professor of at The University of the South School of Theology in Tennessee, as well as The General Theological Seminary, New York. He has also taught at Yale, Drew and Wilfrid Laurier universities and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Moravian College and the University of South Carolina.
He earned a master of divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and a doctor of theology in liturgics from The General Theological Seminary. He is the recipient of two honorary doctorates. He is the current Chancellor at Sewanee.
--The Rev. Corky Carlisle, a former missionary to Kenya as well as rector of a number of parishes, is presently the interim rector of St John’s in Decatur, Ala. Carlisle has been involved in the Church Development Institute through General Seminary and also the Ecumenical Stewardship Center.
--The Rev. Ron King, D. Min., director of the Pastoral Institute, Columbus. The author of numerous articles and chapters in a variety of publications, King has taught in the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling for more than three decades. He has served in a variety of parish positions. He is active in his local community where he has served as Chair of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Housing Initiative and President of the Columbus Rotary Club.
--The Very Rev. Doug Hahn, D. Min., rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus. His theological training is from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Emory University, General Seminary and The University of the South, along with pastoral training at Baptist Hospital in New Orleans and the Pastoral Institute.
Outside of St. Thomas, his work in Columbus has included many community and interfaith ministries, as well as the work of the wider diocese. He is the Dean of the Chattahoochee Valley Convocation of Episcopal parishes.
--The Rt. Rev. Alfred (Chip) Marble, retired bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi. He serves as the Assisting Bishop of North Carolina. Marble recently celebrated his 40th anniversary in orders having served parishes and missions in Mississippi and as a chaplain at the University of Mississippi.
The cost is a suggested donation of $5.
No reservations are required. Call 706-322-5569 for more information.