To Our Beloved NYTS Seminarian Scholars:
On April 4, 1967, at the Riverside Church, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,a graduate of Morehouse College, made his famous speech: BEYOND VIETNAM : A TIME TO BREAK SILENCE, On October 26, 2019, at the Riverside Church, The Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond, a graduate of Spelman College - the # 1 HBCU in the nation - will make history as the first woman President of New York Theological Seminary. Dr. Walrond is a Pastor, Prophet, Educator and Dedicated Servant of The Most High God. Dr. Walrond is a change agent and a visionary leader who is eminently qualified to guide NYTS into becoming a global seminary that will train and equip our students to serve communities and transform lives all over the world.
I am writing to encourage each of you to be present and to participate in the historic, Presidential Inauguration of The Rev. LaKeesha Walrond, Ph.D. on October 26, 2019, at the Riverside Church. This promises to be a KAIROS MOMENT in the 119th year of NYTS. On that date, you will be joining A CLOUD OF WITNESSES to celebrate and to hear the vision for the future of NYTS from our phenomenal, President, The Rev. LaKeesha Walrond, Ph.D.
God Bless you, your families and your ministries.