Graduation

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Location: Hammerschmidt Chapel at Elmhurst College, 190 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL US 60126

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Graduation will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College. 

From the News Article...

Former Northern student, Ruth Haley Barton will be the keynote speaker at our commencement ceremony to be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College.

It was while studying at Northern Seminary that Ruth Haley Barton discerned her calling into spiritual formation and spiritual direction.  It was this discovery, in the context of a seminary which affirms the need for men and women to serve alongside one another in all aspects of ministry, which catalyzed Ruth’s career.  

In 2001, Ruth founded the Transforming Center in Wheaton, IL with a “… desire to see churches and Christian organizations become communities of authentic spiritual formation.” 

Besides speaking and guiding individuals and groups through processes of spiritual direction, Ruth has taught classes at Northern Seminary and is a prolific writer.  Among her works are Equal to the Task: Men and Women in Partnership, Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Formation, and Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry.