The community is invited to celebrate in worship with the 2017 graduating seniors of Eureka College, Friday, May 5, at 6:00pm in Becker Auditorium. The college is honored to have a special preacher for this year’s Baccalaureate:
Yvonne Gilmore is the Associate Dean of the Disciples Divinity House, University of Chicago. Associate Dean Gilmore is committed to the preparation of “thought leaders,” and her ministry exemplifies such leadership. In 2007, she became the founding pastor of New Song Community Church, a diverse urban congregation in Northeast Columbus, Ohio, that was dually aligned with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. From 2010-13, she served also as staff chaplain and decedent care coordinator for Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus. She previously served in the Capital Area Region as an interim pastor, associate pastor, and a chaplain.
She is in demand as a speaker and preacher and as an anti-racism trainer with Reconciliation Ministry. She has team taught in the Divinity School’s Arts of Ministry sequence, and she is a member of the Board of Directors of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) and former member of the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Yvonne Gilmore is also a poet and a spoken word artist. She has preached, lectured, and/or performed at varied educational institutions and denominational events, including the University of Chicago, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, Christian Theological Seminary, McCormick Theological Seminary, and, within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), at the Ohio Regional Assembly, the National Convocation, and the General Assembly. As a member of the Cornel West Theory, she has performed in a number of venues, including on on college and university campuses and she been interviewed on the radio.