LC alumnus to give Shumate Lecture

Thursday March 22 2012


Rev. Dr. H. Ben Bohren '68 will give the Jennie Cutler Shumate Lecture on Christian Ministry, "What Does Your Church Stand For?" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 26 in Snidow Chapel.

Dr. Bohren, a 1968 graduate of Lynchburg College, is regional minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Northern California-Nevada.

He will talk about the Acts passage and the very early Christian community who were a tiny minority in the midst of a multi-religious, secular world. They received attention for "The Way" they lived out their faith. So, how does the Christian community today let people know what it stands for?

Dr. Bohren began serving the Christian Church of Northern California-Nevada in 2004. He came to this ministry after nearly eight years as the director of Church Relations for the Disciples National Benevolent Association.

Prior to ministry, he served 10 years as director of Church Relations at Chapman University in Orange, Calif.; 20 years in pastoral ministry as senior minister at First Christian Church, Orange, Calif; pastor at First Christian Church, Lebanon, Ky; and student minister at Wintergreen and Beech Grove Christian Churches, Nelson County, Va.

A native of Lake Worth, Fla., Dr. Bohren received his A.A. at Palm Beach Junior College; his BA at Lynchburg College; and his D. Min. at Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, Ky. He was ordained in 1973.

Dr. Bohren has counseled at more than 125 camps and conferences and has been keynote speaker or worship leader at major regional events in more than 20 DoC regions.

03/21/2012, Lynchburg College Communications and Marketing