Thursday, March 30, 7PM, Barrows Auditorium
Division is not the last word...a story of reconciliation. Thursday, March 30, 7PM Barrows Auditorium
Three Wheaton Alumni share a story of reconciliation within the body of Christ.
Canon William Beasley ('76)
Deacon Valerie McIntyre ('87)
Bishop Stewart E. Ruch III ('89, '98)
Stewart first came to Church of the Resurrection as a Wheaton College junior on Palm Sunday, 1988. Katherine and he learned from and served under Fr. William and Anne Beasley for a decade at Resurrection. During this time Stewart completed his Master's in Theology at Wheaton College Graduate School (where he was awarded the Kenneth Kantzer prize for theology) and ministered on college campuses in Chicago with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. The combination of Resurrection, Wheaton College, and InterVarsity provided a most dynamic training season for the ministry. Here he learned how to lead (especially in regard to vision and liturgy), how to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit, and how to read and preach God's Word and to study the teachings of the Great Tradition.
Stewart became rector of Resurrection in the winter of 1999 and in September 2013, he was consecrated Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest (ACNA), and has a vision to see a Revival of Word and Sacrament infused by the Holy Spirit in the Upper Midwest.