The opening convocation will wrap up the festivities for Fall Frenzy 2013 and officially start the academic year. It will also feature the introduction of new faculty, recognition of students included on the Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester, and announcement of the Scholar of the College.
Speaker: Rev. Gaston Warner
Rev. Gaston Warner is an ordained elder in the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has led congregations in inner-city, multi-ethnic, and suburban settings, from Chicago to Bristol, England. Gaston has served on numerous non-profit boards and as a staff member for Habitat for Humanity, Duke Divinity School, and Duke Chapel. After serving on its board, Gaston was appointed as executive director for ZOE in 2013, facilitating the empowerment of over 20,000 orphans and vulnerable children in multiple African countries. Gaston received a BA from Brown University; a MDiv from Duke Divinity School, and a MBA from The University of Durham in England. He lives in Durham, NC with his spouse, the Rev. Dr. Laceye Warner who is executive vice dean for Duke University Divinity School, and their daughter Clare.