35th Anniversary of King Celebration to Feature Dr. Walter Fluker


Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 11:07AM

Dr. Walter E. Fluker, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership, Boston University School of Theology, editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project, and renowned speaker and author, is the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr., lecturer at Claremont School of Theology. This year marks the 35th Anniversary of this annual event.

King Celebration Events Span Two Days

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013:
Service of Worship 4 p.m.
Kresge Chapel
Reception Following Service
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013:
King Lecture, 4pm - Mudd
Dinner 5:30 pm Haddon

Dr. Walter E. FlukerDr. Walter E. Fluker, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership, Boston University School of Theology, editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project, and renowned speaker and author, is the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr., lecturer at Claremont School of Theology. This year marks the 35th Anniversary of this annual event.

"Dr. Fluker is a dynamic speaker and innovative thinker who is sure to challenge us with his insights," says Rev. Dr. Jerry D. Campbell, president of the School. "We are privileged for him to contribute to the legacy of this remarkable event at Claremont, especially on the occasion of its 35th Anniversary."

Before coming to Boston University School of Theology, Dr. Fluker was founding executive director of the Leadership Center and the Coca-Cola Professor of Leadership Studies at Morehouse College. He is a featured speaker, lecturer and workshop leader for professionals and emerging leaders in public and private domains. His recent publications include two volumes of a multi-volume series entitled, The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman: volume I, My People Need Me and volume II, "Christian, Who Calls Me Christian?" (University of South Carolina Press, 2009, 2011); and Ethical Leadership: The Quest for Character, Civility and Community (Fortress, 2009). He is completing a manuscript entitled, The Ground Has Shifted: Essays on Spirituality, Ethics and Leadership from African American Moral Traditions.

His prior academic experience includes professorial and administrative positions at Vanderbilt University, Harvard College, Dillard University and Colgate-Rochester Divinity School; and has served as visiting professor and scholar at Harvard University, The University of Cape Town in South Africa, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is married to Dr. Sharon Watson Fluker, upon whom Claremont School of Theology conferred an honorary doctorate in 2012 for her extraordinary dedication and accomplishments in mentoring and securing fellowships for theological doctoral students from diverse backgrounds. The couple has four children and five grandchildren.

Rev. Dr. Kathey Michelle WilbornRev. Dr. Kathey Michelle Wilborn, (CST MDiv 1999 and DMin, 2007), District Superintendent of the West District of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, will be leading the King Service of Worship.

Before her current position, Dr. Wilborn spent 10 years as a Clinical Social Worker and Director of Social Services for Beverly Hospital in Montebello, Calif., when she felt a call to the ministry that led her to earn her MDiv and DMin from Claremont and become an Elder in The United Methodist Church. She has served as Registrar for the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry; co-facilitator of the conference clergywomen; member of the Committee to Strengthen the Black Church, and as a clergy mentor. She is married to Rev. Leonardo V. Wilborn (Presbyterian Church-USA) and is the proud mother of seven-year-old Michelle "Legrace" Wilborn.

Reservations are required for the King Dinner on Feb. 6. To reserve your place, please email BishopsOffice@cst.edu or call Monalisa Siofele at (909) 447-6335. No reservations are necessary for the King Lecture and the King Service of Worship and Reception. All are welcome!


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