2019 Baccalaureate and Commencement
On May 19, 2019, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary held the Baccalaureate Service and Commencement Exercises for the 165th graduating class.

Louisville Seminary conferred Master of Divinity degrees on 17 students, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degrees on six students, Master of Arts (Religion) degrees on two students, and Doctor of Ministry degrees on ten students. Additionally, six students received a Certificate in Black Church Studies, three students received a Diploma in Pastoral Studies, and one student received a Certificate in Educational Ministry.

This year’s Commencement speaker was Dr. Iva E. Carruthers, who is the General Secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Procter Conference, an interdenominational nonprofit organization within the African American faith tradition focused on justice and equity issues.

This year’s baccalaureate preacher was the Rev. Dr. Debra J. Mumford, Louisville Seminary’s Frank H. Caldwell Professor of Homiletics and Director of the Money Matters for Ministry Program. Mumford’s sermon, “Living the Faith,” focused on Amos 5:21-24.

Louisville Seminary also conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Presbyterian theologian, author, ethicist, historian, educator, and civil rights activist the Rev. Dr. Gayraud S. Wilmore. Wilmore's son, Jack, accepted the degree on Wilmore's behalf.

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