Thursday, July 28, 2011

Diana Culbertson to Speak at CCCR's "Evening in the Park" Fundraiser

An important announcement from the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR)

Due to an emergency situation involving one of her community members, Christine Schenk, Executive Director of FutureChurch, is unable to join us as keynote speaker at our August 2 "Evening in the Park" fundraiser at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

The fundraiser will go forward, however, as we are happy to announce that Diana Culbertson, O.P. (pictured at right), has agreed to be our keynote speaker for the evening.

For the past two years Diana has served on the FutureChurch Board of Trustees as a member of its Strategic Issues Committee. She also helps edit FutureChurch publications and is a well-respected lecturer, speaker and author. (To read her homily for the Feast of Mary Magdalene, click here.)

We look forward to seeing you at our August 2 fundraiser, the details of which are below -- as is more information about Diana's credentials and accomplishments.


Join us for an "Evening in the Park" Fundraiser with

Diana Culbertson, O.P.

Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: Park Pavilion at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve (South Shelter),
Washington County Parks, MN.

For map and directions, see below.

Diana Culbertson, O.P., is professor emeritus at Kent State University. She received her Ph.D., in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C., and a M.A. in Theology from Aquinas Institute in St. Louis, MO.

She is a former president of the International Colloquium on Violence and Religion. Her publications include The Poetics of Revelation: Recognition and the Narrative Tradition, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop: Selected Writings, and Invisible Light: Poems about God.

Diana has lectured and published extensively and is currently an editor and writer at the Center for Learning in Villa Maria, PA. She recently served as the vicaress (vice-president) of her religious congregation, the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron, OH. She is presently a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, founded in 2009 as a union of seven religious congregations.

Diana has served on the FutureChurch Board of Trustees for two years as a member of the Strategic Issues Committee and helps edit FutureChurch publications.

The Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR) is sponsoring this event as a major fundraiser for its Synod of the Baptized (“Making Our Voices Heard”), scheduled for September 17, 2011.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a tax-deductible donation, make your check payable to CCCR and mail to:

CCCR, 2080 Edgcumbe Road, St. Paul, MN 55116

Please Note: Refreshments will be served. Seating is at picnic tables. Feel free to bring a lawn chair if that would be more comfortable. This site has been reserved for the day, so feel free to arrive early and enjoy the park. There is no car fee for entering the park.

You may reserve seats on a bus that will leave from South Minneapolis for the evening. Call Paula at 612-379-1043 for reservations and more information.

Map and Directions

1515 Keats Ave. N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Located 1 mile north of Interstate 94 and 2.5 miles east of Interstate 694 at the intersection of County Road 19(Keats Avenue North) and County Road 10 (10th Street North) in the City of Lake Elmo, Minnesota.


From Interstate 94, take exit 151 or County Road 19. Follow County Road 19 to the north for one mile to County Road 10. Cross County Road 10 and proceed into the park.

From Interstate 694, take exit 57 or County Road 10 (10th Street North). Follow County Road 10 east for 2.6 miles. Turn left (north) into the park.

From State Highway 5 in downtown Lake Elmo, follow County Road 17 south for 2.5 miles to County Road 10 (10th Street North). Turn right (west) on County Road 10 for one mile. Turn right (north) into the park.

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