The Speaker Series is an adult education program held on select Sundays. We hear from scholars, poets, and leaders in our world, and in the world of faith.
Lisa Kirchenbauer, St. John’s parishioner and an accomplished wealth manager, will speak on aligning values and money in a talk sponsored by the Care of Creation ministry. Some investors believe that there are trade-offs to Environmental, Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance (ESG) investing or think that it’s just a fad. But the idea of aligning of values and investments is not new and has become a smart investment strategy for many organizations, including the Episcopal Church. Join Lisa, CFP®, RLP®, CeFT®, as she provides an overview of the history and current considerations of ESG investing, particularly as it integrates with the strategy of St. John’s Investment Committee.
Pierre Thomas, Chief Justice Correspondent for ABC News, speaks about his work for the network, which he joined in November 2000. Thomas reports for “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” and all platforms including ABC News Radio and digital.
Evan Osnos, staff writer for The New Yorker,speaks on his 2020 biography of President Biden. Osnos won the National Book Award for his most recent book, Age of Ambition, about economic, political, and social change in China, and he shared a Pulitzer Prize for his investigative reporting at the Chicago Tribune.
Kim Sajet, the first female director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, will speak about the gallery. Sajet is known for a cross-disciplinary approach that merges painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking with poetry, installation art, video, and performance, to make the past personal and deepen our understanding of how people have changed the course of history.
Sean Wilentz, Professor of History at Princeton University and author of The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974–2008. Professor Wilentz studies U.S. political and social history. His book The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln was awarded the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.