Join us each Sunday for this formation offering, held in the Parish Hall between the morning services (9:30 a.m). The Rector’s Forum offers a dialogue-centered event between the guest speaker and a member of the St. Paul’s, Ivy clergy, with plenty of opportunities for questions and comments from those gathered. Come for our traditional Continental Breakfast (served at 9:15 a.m.) and stay for the conversation.

2023 Winter | Spring Speaker Schedule

  • January 8: What in the Heaven is Going on Here? Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know but Haven’t Ever Asked About Holy Eucharist: a Sneak Peek at Our Living Your Faith Series with the Rev. Justin McIntosh and the Rev. Amanda Kotval. (watch now)
  • January 15:  The Annual Parish Meeting (watch now)
  • January 22: Thomas Jefferson’s Education: Slavery and a University for Virginia, with Alan Shaw Taylor (Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History at UVA. Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes in history, and recipient of the Bancroft Prize, his “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and the War in Virginia 1772-1832” was a National Book Award finalist) (watch now)
  • January 29: Jack Hanrahan, author of “Traveling Freedoms Road – A Guide to Exploring Our Civil Rights History” (watch now)
  • February 5: Hunger is Unacceptable: The Mission of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, with Michael McKee, CEO, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (watch now)
  • February 12: Navigating a Complex Health Care System With Serious Illness or Near the End of Life, with Tim Short, Chief Medical Officer, Hospice of the Piedmont (watch now)
  • February 26: Elijah Has Already Returned: Looking at the Evidence for Reincarnation From the Bible to Research at UVA’s Division of Perceptual Studies, with Patrick Belisle, University of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies (watch now)
  • March 5: The Innocence Project at UVA Law School and the Project for Informed Reform: Turning Wrongful Convictions into Real Justice, with Deirdre Enright, University of Virginia School of Law (watch now)
  • March 12: If There Was a Way In, There Is a Way Out – Transforming the Lives of Men by Bridging the Gap from Addiction to Productive Community and Family Life, with William Washington, Founder and Executive Director, The Bridge Ministry (watch now)  Click here to watch a video about The Bridge Ministry.
  • March 19: The Systemic Injustices of Food Insecurity, And How We Are Working To Give Everyone In Our Community Access To Healthy Food and Nutrition, with Kristan Pitts, Program Coordinator, Bread and Roses, a ministry of Trinity Episcopal (watch now)
  • March 26: The 5 Pillars of the Program – Humility, Passion, Unity, Servanthood and Thankfulness – Why They Work and How They Shape the Lives of Young Adults, with Brad Soderberg, Assistant Basketball Coach, University of Virginia (watch now)
  • April 16: The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action: An Analysis of the Harvard and UNC Cases, with Kim Forde-Mazrui, University of Virginia School of Law, Professor of Constitutional Law (watch now)
  • April 23: We Need To Be Thankful For What We Don’t Have, Because What We don’t Have Makes Us What We Are; I’m Thankful I Don’t have Arms, with Richie Parker, University of Virginia Football Chief of Staff, and former Hendrick Motorsports Vehicle Design Manager. (This discussion was not recorded.)
  • May 7: Investing in Appalachia: The Role of Social Enterprise in Alleviating Poverty in SW Virginia, with Christine Mahoney, UVA Batten School Professor of Public Policy and Politics (watch now)
  • May 14: In The Beginnings: The Webb Telescope and Our Cosmic Origins, with Richard Simon, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (watch now)
  • May 21: A World Without Inequities: St. James School – A Community Institution, Rooted in Love, and Transforming the Lives of Under-Resourced Children, with David Kasievich, The St. James School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (watch nowClick here to learn more about St. James Episcopal School.

See photos from the Rector’s Forum on our SmugMug photo album site.

Did you miss a speaker, or want to share one of our Sunday morning conversations with a friend? Recordings of our Rector’s Forums can be found here.

Click here to watch our Fall 2022 Rector’s Forum recordings.