Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) ‘Week of Compassion’ director
to speak at Eureka College baccalaureate
baccalaureate - 6:30 pm - May 8
The Rev. Amy Gopp, who is the executive director of the Week of Compassion fund for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), will give the sermon at the Eureka College baccalaureate at 6:30 p.m. May 8 in Becker Auditorium in the Cerf Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Gopp oversees the Disciples of Christ ministry fund that annually raises more than $2.5 million from more than 3,200 congregations around the world for humanitarian relief and global sustainable development.
Gopp received a bachelor’s degree in international relations from American University School of International Service, Washington, D.C.; a master’s degree in conflict resolution from Antioch University; and a master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary. She was a missionary for four years in the former Yugoslavia, where she coordinated the Pontanima interreligious choir. She also was the intern coordinator for the Disciples Peace Fellowship of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); associate minister for outreach at Park Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Manhattan; and a United Nations liaison for Wider Church Ministries. She co-founded the Poverty Initiative program to equip religious leaders to overcome oppressive economic structures that contribute to poverty in America.
For more information about the baccalaureate, contact Eureka College Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes at (309) 467-6429.
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