St. Andrews-Sewanee School welcomes the public to its annual Bishop Reynolds Forum on Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m. in McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts. This year’s speaker will be the Rev. Colenzo Hubbard, executive director of the Emmanuel Center in Memphis. Fr. Hubbard’s very timely topic, “Encouraging Others to Have a Hope and a Future,” is based on his decades of work educating and empowering at-risk youth and adults through Christian ministry. A reception will follow the talk.
A fourth generation clergyman and founding vicar of St. John’s Episcopal Church (Memphis), Father Hubbard is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he was a member of the 1973 National Championship (and three SEC championships) Crimson Tide football team under Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. He is a founding Board Member of Promise Academy Charter School in Memphis and a founding Board Member of Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust.
Fr. Hubbard’s visit is made possible through The Bishop Reynolds Forum which brings a prominent speaker to the SAS campus each year to engage students and the community in a topic of current interest. The Forum was established through an endowment in memory of The Rt. Rev. George Reynolds, the late Bishop of Tennessee. A graduate and former chaplain of the Sewanee Military Academy and a former trustee and past parent at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, Bishop Reynolds was engaged by and involved with the numerous personal and social issues confronting the individual, the Church, and the society he served. In the forums of his ministry he had the courage to ask the difficult questions and the strength and openness of mind to explore the ideas that flowed from response to those questions. He was guided by the belief that thoughtful and open address of issues and conflicts created personal growth, moral strength, and sound judgement. The Forum is a creative way to honor these qualities of mind and heart and to encourage emulation of them by students of St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School and the Sewanee community.
In addition to Sunday’s talk, Fr. Hubbard will preach at the all-school chapel and visit senior religion classes on Monday.