Healing a House Divided

Public lecture by The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.



Graham Chapel Washington University in St. Louis

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130


  • Healing a House Divided

    The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry (April 4, 2017)


The lecture will take place in Washington University’s Graham Chapel, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Washington University Provost Holden Thorp will offer a welcome to those gathered and will be followed by Sen. John Danforth, who will introduce the bishop. There will be a reception open to all lecture attendees in Umrath Lounge (just a few steps from Graham Chapel) until 7:30 p.m.

Graham Chapel offers general admission seating: first come, first served. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

Should you have any questions or require assistance, please call (314) 935-9345 or send us an email at rap@wustl.edu.

Please RSVP to rap@wustl.edu or at (314) 935-9345. Your RSVP will ensure you receive event updates and a parking pass for any yellow space on campus for the duration of the event. Please check this website the day of the event for any updates.

Free and open to all.

About Presiding Bishop Curry
The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church on November 1, 2015.  He was elected and confirmed at the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City, UT, on June 27, 2015. He is the Chief Pastor and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and chair of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church.

Born in Chicago, IL, on March 13, 1953, Presiding Bishop Curry attended public schools in Buffalo, NY, and was graduated with high honors from Hobart College in Geneva, NY, in 1975. He received a Master of Divinity degree in 1978 from Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, CT. He has furthered his education with continued study at The College of Preachers, Princeton Theological Seminary, Wake Forest University, the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary, and the Institute of Christian Jewish Studies.

Presiding Bishop Curry was ordained to the diaconate in June 1978, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo, NY, by the Rt. Rev. Harold B. Robinson and to the priesthood in December 1978, at St. Stephen’s, Winston-Salem, NC, by the Rt. Rev. John M. Burgess. He began his ministry as deacon-in-charge at St. Stephen’s, Winston-Salem, in 1978 and was rector from 1979-1982. He next accepted a call as rector at St. Simon of Cyrene, Lincoln Heights, OH, serving from 1982-1988. In 1988 he was called to became rector of St. James’, Baltimore, MD, where he served until his election as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in February  2000.

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  • Holden Thorp

  • John C. Danforth

    Former U.S. Senator from Missouri

  • Michael B. Curry