Embrace Conference 2018 – Asbury University
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Embrace Conference 2018

November 10-11, 2018

Embrace: Redemptive Social ActionWe invite you to join us for Asbury University’s first annual Embrace Conference, November 13-14, 2018, where we will explore together what redemptive social action in the context of our Christian faith can look like in our world today. You won’t want to miss hearing Dr. Christina Edmondson, sitting in on a live recording of the Truth’s Table podcast and participating in breakout sessions. The conference will begin Tuesday at 1 p.m. with registration and conclude by 1 p.m. on Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you in November!

Chapel service from Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Keynote Speaker

Christina EdmondsonDr.  Christina Edmondson
Dean of Intercultural Student Development
Calvin College

Blessed by an array of academic, professional and lived experiences, Christina is committed to bringing diverse people together to promote personal and team flourishing.

Christina holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University, a MS degree from the University of Rochester in Family Therapy, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hampton University.

Currently, Christina serves as the Dean for Intercultural Student Development at Calvin College. The Intercultural Student Development Center (ISDC) is committed to inspiring, challenging, and equipping Domestic and International students to engage in meaningful and intentional intercultural interactions within a global society. Additionally, a Certified Cultural Intelligence facilitator, public speaker, and mental health therapist, Christina is often contacted by churches to consult about both diversity and mental health issues. Her writing has been seen and referenced in a variety of outlets including Essence.com, YourBlackWorld.com, and Gospel Today magazine. Christina is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. She is married to Pastor Mika Edmondson of New City Fellowship Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and she is the mother of two wonderful little girls.


Special Feature

Truth's TableTruth’s Table Podcast – Live Recording
Hosts: Dr. Christina Edmondson, Michelle Higgins, Ekemini Uwan


Sponsored by Asbury’s Office of Intercultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Issues Awareness Committee and Student Intercultural Programs