Greetings, Alumni!

Until we can safely gather in person on campus, we will gather online! Join your colleagues for a free two-day continuing education and reunion event March 1-2, 2021.

Colloquium ’21 will be different, and the alumni council is excited about it, and excited to share our offerings with even more alumni this year!

You will enjoy:

  • Thoughtful chapel services, led by Dr. Tom Long and Dr. Perzavia Praylow
  • panel discussion to learn more about Columbia’s commitment to becoming a more just and equitable seminary
  • panel discussion to think about what church looks like post-pandemic
  • A Town Hall” update and Q&A with President Van Dyk
  • A meet and greet with our Distinguished Service and Pioneer in Ministry Awardees
  • Our annual alumni association meeting

And you will have the chance to get “back in the classroom” with Columbia professors without having to leave your home.

  • We have curated sample lectures and reading material from 8 professors across the disciplines of Bible, History and Practical Theology.
  • You are invited to choose four courses, read assigned reading (or watch the lecture) in advance of Colloquium.
  • You will Zoom with the professor during Colloquium at the scheduled time to discuss course material.
  • All material and Zoom links will be found on our Colloquium event platform.

Joining us is as easy as 1-2-3-4:

Step 1: Go to the Colloquium site and click “Register” in the upper navigation.  You will receive an email with a link for more information. (be sure to check your junk folder if it doesn’t show up right away).

Step 2: Click on the link and head to the platform.

Step 3: Click on “sessions” and you will see a list of events.

Step 4: Click on the Event to find the course material in the files tab.

If you are having issues navigating the Colloquium site, you can watch a brief tutorial:

Class Reunions: You will also have the chance to reconnect with your classmates if you are in the classes of: 2020, 2016, 2011, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1981, 1971 and 1966. So, grab a cup of coffee or a cocktail and prepare to catch up!

Ministry can be isolating no matter the context. This pandemic year has been even more isolating. Your alumni council hopes Colloquium will offer you an opportunity to worship, reflect, learn and re-union with Columbia Seminary faculty and colleagues.

See you online soon!
Julie Bailey

Director of Alumni & Church Relations

This year’s event is free, but registration is required! Go the Colloquium website and click on “Register” in the upper navigation. Register here.


Monday, March 1

10:00 am Morning Chapel – Preacher: Tom Long
10:30 am  “Coffee in the Cloud” – Bring your coffee and visit with worship leaders and colleagues
11:00 am Panel: The Post-Pandemic Church – Brandi Casto-Waters, Ryan Baer, Cheryl Barnes, David Park
12-12:30 Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Alumni Awards
12:30-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-1:45 Dr. Jake Myers and Dr. Tim Hartman
2:00-2:45 Dr. William Yoo and Dr. Love Sechrest
3:00-3:45 An Interview with Walter Brueggemann: Virus as a Summons to Faith
6:00-7:00 Class Reunions for 2020, 2016, 2011, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1981, 1971 and 1966

Tuesday, March 2

10:00 am Morning Chapel – Preacher: Dr. Perzavia Praylow
10:30am “Coffee in the Cloud” – Bring your coffee and visit with worship leaders and colleagues
11:00-11:45 Panel Discussion: Meet Your Transformative Conferencing Committee: Alina Bowie, Todd Speed, Laura Cunningham, Perzavia Praylow
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-1:45 Town Hall with President Van Dyk
2:00-2:45 Dr. Anna Carter Florence and Dr. Raj Nadella
3:00-3:45 Dr. Mark Douglas and Dr. Bill Brown
6:00-7:00 Class Reunions for: 1966, 1996, 1991, 1981, 1971

Here are the folks who have registered so far!

EBENezer Alonge
Jody Andrade
David Antonson
Bill Arnold
Ryan Baer
Davis Bailey
Julie Bailey
Lucy Baum
Shelby Baxter-Andrews
Clover Beal
Maggie Beamguard
Ben Beasley
Walter Brueggemann
Tom Bryson
Sara Burress, O.S.B.
Constance Button
Rachel Byrum
Leigh Campbell-Taylor
Chris Carrasco
Lee Carroll
Anna Carter Florence
Andy Casto-Waters
Brandi Casto-Waters
Huw Christopher
Lorna Clark
Erskine Clarke
Ashley Cleere
Colleen Cook
Kendall Cooke
Adam Copeland
Kelly Couch
Pressley Cox
Peter Crooke
Christopher Crotwell
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Candi Cylar
Jack Daniels
Jean Davidson
John Daniel DeBevoise
Linda Dickerson
Mark Douglas
Sterling Edwards
Sarah Erickson
John Fawcett
Meg Flannagan
Kate Foster
Bethany Fox
Matthew Fuller
Phil Gehman
Marcella Glass
Heidi Gleason
Cheryl Gosa
Garland Hart
Tim Hartman
Louly Hay
Morgan Hay
Emily C. Heath
Scott Hill
Kazy Blocher Hinds
Daren Hofmann
David Huffine
Robin Humphreys
Sihun Jang
Joseph Johnson
Richard Johnson
Angelle Jones
Lucas Jones
Jill Joyner
Caroline Kelly
Tammy Lane
Miriam Lawrence Leupold
Elizabeth Lewis
April Love-Fordham
Stephen Mann
Ashley-Anne Masters
Gary Mathews
Alexandra Mauney
Rev. Dr. Frank M.
(Mike) McCracken
Tony McDade
Lenora Mcfarland
Sam McGregor
Denise McLeod
Melissa McNair-King
Nancy Meehan Yao
Dan Milford
Leigh Ann Min
Mark Montfort
Jody Moore
Erin Morgan
Jake Myers
Melissa McNair-King
Nancy Meehan Yao
Dan Milford
Leigh Ann Min
Mark Montfort
Jody Moore
Erin Morgan
Jake Myers
Raj Nadella
Catherine Neelly Burton
Laura Nile Tuell
James P. Noble
Anna Owens
David Palmer
Parker Parker
Rachel Parsons-Wells
Lauren Patrus-Betzel
Jeri Perkins
Sarah Perkins
Teri Peterson
Kerri Peterson-Davis
Jeanette Pinkston Jackson
Brian Powers
Ross Reddick
Kathy Reed
David Rice
Margo Richardson
Katie Ricks
Marcia Riggs
Chuck Roberts
Karen Rogers
Jane Rose
Carson Salyer
Kathy Saxbury
Leeann Scarbrough
Kyle Schmidt
Lisa Schrott
Love Sechrest
David Shelor
John Shillingburg
Jeanne Simpson
Sarah Smith
Millie Snyder
cary speaker
Todd Speed
kris steinmann
Daviceto Swaby
Josh Sweeney
John Tarrant
Ken Terrell
Valrie Thompson
Kate Thoresen
Jeane Torrence
Betsy Turner
Thomas Ulrich
Laurie Valentine
Stephen Vance
Jeff Vaughan
Mark Verdery
Elizabeth Walker
Raymond Walker