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Covenant to Host Panel on Migration Ministry in Practice

Covenant College is pleased to welcome a group of experts in the field of migration ministry to Covenant’s campus on February 21-22, 2017 for a series of small group discussions and a main panel event on migration ministry in practice.


Pat Hatch, the director of refugee and migration ministry for the Presbyterian Church in America’s Mission to North America, is the keynote speaker for the main panel discussion. Other panelists include Kay Burklin, refugee liaison for Mission to the World; Brian Bollinger, executive director of Friends of Refugees; and Kaitlyn Mullens, executive director of For the Nations Outreach.


This event was planned and organized over the past year by Christiana Fitzpatrick, director of global education, and Anna Rannou, economics and community development internship coordinator. The following conversations, panel discussion, and lecture are free and open to the public.


“We are looking forward to hearing from our guests who have many years of experience working with refugees,” said Fitzpatrick. “Certainly, recent events have highlighted the needs of refugees and many in our churches and communities are wondering how they can help. We hope this panel and other events will offer a sense of the complexity of these issues as well as practical ways that Christians can serve with grace and love those who have experienced trauma and loss.”


Migration Ministry in Practice: The Church, Resettlement Agencies, and Faith-Based Organizations


Tuesday, February 21

Migration 101 | Pat Hatch
Mills Hall 180
11:00 a.m.


Refugees & Development in North America | Brian Bollinger
Sanderson Hall 202
5:00 p.m.


Main Panel Event: Migration Ministry in Practice
Sanderson Hall 215
6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, February 22

Chapel Lecture | Pat Hatch
Covenant College Chapel
11:00 a.m.