Wayne E. Drake Peace Lecture

Join us to hear Dr. Luke Bretherton, Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School and Senior Fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. The lecture will be held at the seminary’s Kansas Campus in Wesley Covenant Chapel at 6:30 p.m.

The Saint Paul Wayne E Drake Peace Lecture is a continuing lecture series established by Don and Janet Beets that focuses on peace and justice rooted in the Christian faith. The seminary will invite leaders that represent peace and justice issues in national and international ways.

Planning to attend? Let us know.

Course of Study Graduation

We will gather to celebrate the 2018 Course of Study graduates on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in Wesley Covenant Chapel in Leawood, Kansas.

Commencement-Oklahoma Campus

Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University will celebrate the 8th Commencement Convocation at it’s Oklahoma campus on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on the OCU Campus. Join us!

Planning to attend the celebration? Let us know.

Maria Capezio

Commencement-Kansas Campus

Saint Paul School of Theology will celebrate its 57th Commencement Convocation in the Kansas City area on Friday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. in the Wesley Chapel at Church of the Resurrection. Save the date!

Planning to attend the celebration? Let us know.

For additional information:
Tiana Gatewood

Saint Paul Alumni Reunion

Saint Paul invites all alums to gather for a social time at Nick and Jake’s Restaurant on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM.

Current and former faculty and staff will be there as well as many of your old friends! We will especially celebrate the alumni from the 25 and 50 year classes.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers, tea and coffee. Please register if you plan to attend.

Tiana Gatewood

Honors and Awards Ceremony

Each year the Saint Paul Community on both campuses gather to give honors and awards to students and faculty.

The 2018 Honors and Awards Ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. It will be video-linked to both campuses.

Planning to attend? Let us know.

Faculty Retirement Celebration

Join us on Wednesday, May 2nd, from 11:00 a.m.– noon to celebrate the service
of Dr. Mike Graves and Dr. Harold Washington.

The retirement celebration will include faculty remarks and an opportunity for the
community to express their appreciation for each of them.

Light refreshments will be served.

Student Center-Kansas Campus
Bishop Hayes Room/Angie Smith Chapel-Oklahoma Campus

Free event. Please RSVP to help with food count.


Dr. Mike Graves, William K. McElvaney Professor of Preaching and Worship, joined the Saint Paul faculty in 2007.   As preacher, teacher, scholar, and colleague, Dr. Graves has enriched Saint Paul and touched the lives of many during his years with us. On July 1, 2018, Dr. Graves will retire from Saint Paul. He will continue to serve on staff at Country Club Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.

Dr. Harold Washington, Professor of Hebrew Bible, came to Saint Paul in 1988. For 30 years the Saint Paul community has benefited from his wisdom, knowledge, teaching, and service. On July 1, 2018, Dr. Washington will retire from his full-time appointment at Saint Paul.