(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – William Penn University will welcome MaryKate Morse on Tuesday, April 3 as the 2018 Beane Lecture Series guest speaker. The lectures will be open to the public. Her first lecture, titled “A Quaker’s Reflection on Jesus’ Leadership: The Role of Power & Influence in Ministry,” will be held at 11:15 a.m. in the Chief Mahaska Room in the Dana M. Atkins Memorial Union.
MaryKate Morse is a professor of Leadership and Spiritual Formation in the seminary at George Fox University. Currently, she is the Lead Mentor for the Doctor of Ministry in Leadership & Spiritual Formation. Raised in the Air Force, MaryKate lived in various states and overseas. She completed her BS in Secondary Education and English Literature at Longwood University in Virginia and MaryKate completed her doctorate at Gonzaga University. With her husband, Randy, and small children she lived in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia and Peru doing ministry and social projects with the Aymará Indians.
She began teaching, studied spiritual formation and direction, and was certified as a spiritual director and recorded as a pastor with the Evangelical Friends. After her doctorate, she planted two churches and served in various administrative positions. She is a spiritual director and leadership mentor and coach, conference and retreat speaker, and author of “Making Room for Leadership: Power, Space, and Influence and A Guidebook to Prayer.”
The Beane Lecture Series was established through an endowment by Ercil and Maxine Beane in 2008 to develop programs that engage students, faculty, and the community in discussions influenced by Quaker principles and philosophies. Through that endowment, a guest speaker is brought to William Penn University each year. Due to their commitment to kindness, generosity, and community, William Penn University is pleased to MaryKate Morse for the 2018 edition of the Beane Lecture Series.