The Rector’s Forum | Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

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 FALL Speaker Schedule

  • September 17: How Generative Artificial Intelligence is Impacting Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, with Michael Palmer, Professor and Director, UVA Center for Teaching Excellence (watch this video)
  • September 24: Freedom Summer 1964: Murder in Mississippi, with Jack Hanrahan, author of “Traveling Freedoms Road” (watch this video)
  • October 1: Gun Violence and Public Safety, with Chief Tim Longo, UVA Chief of Police
  • October 8: The Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting, with Trenton Merrricks, UVA Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy and Professor of the Philosophy of Religion
  • October 15: Building a Culture of Character – Accountability, Motivation, Teamwork, and the UVA Women’s Basketball Program’s Focus on Personal Development, with Abby Emmert, Director of Scouting and Player Development, UVA Women’s Basketball
  • October 22: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond, with Dr. Bruce Greyson, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at UVA’s Division of Perceptual Studies
  • October 29: A Profile in Courage: the struggles and triumphs of a young Albemarle County man who became the only soldier in American history to earn the nation’s two highest awards for valor, The Soldiers Medal and The Congressional Medal of Honor, with Paul Barbero, Author of “A Far Cry From Green Mountain”
  • November 5: Contemplation: The Movements of the Soul, with Kevin Hart, Theologian, author, former Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at UVA, and the Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Theology at UVA
  • November 12: The Doomsday Glacier in Antarctica is melting and the Brunt Ice Shelf is calving – what do these events tell us about the risks of climate change?, with Lauren Simkins Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, UVA
  • December 3: Aging and Spirituality – Broadening our understanding of how “Spiritual Eldering” can enrich the final stage of your life, with Dr. Ed Piper, retired professor and minister
  • December 10: A Woman Author’s Journey to Escape The Taliban, with Samman Akbarzada, author

Did you miss a speaker, or want to share one of our Sunday morning conversations with a friend?
Click here to watch PAST Rector’s Forum recordings.

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