Faith and Culture Series Addresses Leadership

WILMORE, Ky. — Nearly 20 speakers and leaders from around the United States will share their wisdom with students at Asbury University during “Faith and Leading with Integrity,” the Fall 2012 Faith and Culture Series event on Oct. 15-17.

Breakfast%20with%20Fred%20story%20image.The Faith and Culture series is a twice-yearly forum in which the University focuses on a particular issue or topic through the lens of Christian faith. This year, Asbury has partnered with the Breakfast with Fred Leadership Institute to bring leaders to campus for classes, meals and panel discussions in addition to special events on campus and in the community. Breakfast with Fred is an organization dedicated to communicating the wisdom and vision of Fred Smith, Sr., an executive and consultant who served in numerous capacities in business and ministry.

“It is a privilege to have Brenda Smith [president of Breakfast with Fried] and the Breakfast with Fred leaders here to partner with us in our Faith and Culture Forum,” said Dr. Mark Troyer, vice president for enrollment management at Asbury. “This group brings an indescribable wealth of life experience and are committed believers who are making a difference for the kingdom. We are so privileged to have them all at the same time coming to our campus and challenging us to be leaders of integrity.”

In addition to the Breakfast with Fred speakers, Asbury alumnus Paul Petrie ’67, a leadership strategist based out of Brussels, Belgium, will kick off the event with a Chapel address Monday morning and panel discussion Monday evening.

The public is invited to attend the following schedule highlights:

Monday, Oct. 15

Paul Petrie ’67 in Chapel (10 a.m. in Hughes Auditorium)

Paul and his wife, Rebecca, have ministered in a wide variety of settings that includes Kentucky, the Democratic Republic of Zaire, Germany and Belgium. In 1985, the family began a European ministry that has blossomed into the establishment of a European Prayer Breakfast network.

Concert with Larry Morbitt (7 p.m. in McKenna Chapel on the campus of Asbury Theological Seminary)

Larry Morbitt is a vocalist with seven year’s experience in the Broadway cast of The Phantom of the Opera.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Chapel with John Begley and Larry Morbitt (10 a.m. in Hughes Auditorium)

During his 20 years as president at Lindsey Wilson College, John Begley led the institution through the transition from a junior college to a four-year liberal arts college. His legacy includes dramatic increases in enrollment and endowment giving, as well as significant additions to the physical plant.

Business luncheon (Noon at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Ky.)

The panel of speakers for the business luncheon includes Jim Lang, an Air Force commander and CEO of Lang & Co. hospital development, and Brenda Smith, author of Divine Confinement and officer of the Principal Financial Group.

The cost for the luncheon is $10 per person. Attendees are requested to RSVP by Oct. 12 by emailing or calling (859) 858-3511, x2136.

For more information about the Faith and Leading with Integrity event, please contact Brad Johnson at

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