As promised in my April 27, 2012 e-mail, I write with an update on the work of the Trustee Committee on Church-Relatedness, and with information about how you can help with our work.
The committee met on campus for most of the day on Wednesday, June 6. We had helpful presentations by College Chaplain Rob Spach ’84 and Doug Ottati, the Craig Family Distinguished Professor of Reformed Theology and Justice. With them, we discussed the practical implications of the Reformed Tradition and our Presbyterian heritage in the daily life of Davidson College. We established a target date of the January 2013 trustee meeting for our committee’s report.
We are eager to hear your thoughts about the college’s religious heritage and its core values, and so we will send you a questionnaire in early July. The questionnaire is brief, and we hope that you will take the time to complete it. We also are preserving and paying close attention to the e-mails and letters that many of you have sent to us in the past few months.
The committee has read and discussed several books about the Reformed Tradition, as well as legal and historical material related to Davidson. In addition, we are examining how other schools have engaged in reviews like this one. We will post more information about our work at talk.davidson.edu.
Our committee will meet again in late August, and I will send another update shortly after that. In the meantime, I hope you’ll watch for our questionnaire in early July. If you have thoughts you would like to share before then, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact members of the committee.
Committee on Church-Relatedness
Richard Boyce ’77
Ed Kizer ’61
Elizabeth Brooks Mailander ’85
Mackey McDonald ’68 (Ex Officio)
Sara Tatum Pottenger ’79
Ernie Reigel ’80
William Rikard ’67, Chair
Ben Williams ’84