First Convocation of 2017 to begin this Sunday

First Convocation of 2017 to begin this Sunday

Students worship at the Lee University Conn Center, where Convocation will begin on Sunday, Jan. 29

photo by Lily Scott

Convocation for Spring 2017 begins next week, Sunday, Jan. 29 – Wednesday, Feb. 1.

All Convocation services will be held in the Conn Center with overflow provided in the Dixon Center.

“I’m excited about our upcoming Convocation series,” Campus Pastor Dr. Jimmy Harper said in a press release. “It’s taking place a little earlier in the semester than usual, but I think it will help us get the year started in a wonderful way. It’s going to be an awesome week to focus on our relationship with God.”

Dr. Paul Conn, president of Lee University, will be the first speaker for Convocation on Sunday night. Dr. Conn is in his 30th year as president of Lee.

Dr. Conn earned his Ph.D. degree in psychology from Emory University, completed his undergraduate work at Lee College and Georgia State University and earned an M.A. degree at Emory University.

On Monday evening, Dr. Mark Walker, senior pastor at Mount Paran North in Marietta, Georgia, will be speaking. Walker is a member of Lee University’s board of directors.

Tuesday morning’s chapel will feature Vanessa Carey, who is the vice president of women’s services for Atlanta Mission.

Scott Sheppard will speak on Tuesday evening. Sheppard, a Lee alumnus, graduated with a business administration degree and is currently serving as a senior pastor of Cornerstone Church of God in Athens, Georgia.

Lee University’s Phil Cook, Vice President for Enrollment, will close out the last service on Wednesday. Cook graduated from Lee College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree and later earning his M.Div. at Church of God Theological Seminary.

Thursday morning the Conn Center will feature Elevation Worship in a student-only event during regular chapel time, according to the press release.

Elevation is a worship team composed of worship leaders and musicians formed at Elevation Church in 2006, based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, according to their website.

Wrapping up convocation Elevation Worship will also preform at U-Church on Thursday night.

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