CDSP Honors Bishop Barry Beisner

CDSP Honors Bishop Barry Beisner

Fri, May 18, 201810:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Rt. Rev. Barry Beisner, will receive an honorary degree from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, at its commencement on Friday, May 18. 

The Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, 18th rector of Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City, will give the address at the commencement at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel of the Great Commission at Pacific School of Religion. The event is open to the public and will be broadcast live online.


A reception will follow. 


At the commencement, CDSP expects to award the Master of Divinity degree to thirteen candidates, including transitional deacon Jana Branson from our diocese, and will also grant certificates to six students who have completed the Certificate of Anglican Studies or the Certificate of Theological Studies.

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From the Very Rev. Dr. W. Mark Richardson, president and dean of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific:

"Dear Barry,

It is with great pleasure that I write to announce the unanimous recommendation of the Board of Trustees ... that you receive an hororary degree at our Commencement on May 18, 2018.

We recognize your dedication and service to CDSP. We are especially pleased to honor you for your distinguished service especially in the Diocese of Northern California, you advocacy of justice and mutual understanding through American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) and finally, your outstanding a faithful service on the Board of CDSP; and I personally have been inspired by your leadership and friendship."


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