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The Turner Leadership Scholar Reunion will take place Wednesday, February 4 thought Friday, February 6, 2015. 

As most of you are aware, the Turner Leadership Scholar program in its current iteration is ending at the close of the 2014-15 academic year. We are hopeful that the program will continue at some point, but the date and the shape of the program are uncertain at the moment.

Since the program’s inception in 2007 over 40 of you have completed your Master of Divinity degree as a Turner Scholar.  We are extremely proud of the impact your work is having in the church across the Connection.  To celebrate this work and harvest some of the best insights from the program we are hosting a Turner Leadership Scholar Reunion early next year and hope very much you will plan to participate.

The reunion will take place Wednesday, February 4 through Friday, February 6, 2015 here in Nashville.  The Turner Scholar Program will pay for your transportation to Nashville and your accommodations at Scarritt Bennett.  This gathering will also coincide with the annual Vanderbilt United Methodist Community--UM Boards and Agencies dinner on Thursday, February 5, at the GBOD building.  Dean Emilie Townes of VDS will be the speaker for the evening. 

Our plan during this reunion is to foster lively conversations about ministry and leadership in this tumultuous time in the church and reflect on the ways the Turner Leadership Scholar Program helped prepare you for the work you do.  We remain convinced that the three-year engagement in a local church, coupled with rigorous academic work, is one of the best ways to form young leaders in our connection.

Please register for the reunion below the Reimbursement information:


Reimbursement information:

You will be reimbursed for airfare or car rental and gas if you provide ORIGINAL RECEIPT SHOWING PAYMENT and complete a new W-9. All receipts and your W-9 must be turned in (in person or by mail) to Michelle Bukowski by February 28, 2015.

You will be reimbursed for your travel Wednesday February 4 through Friday, February 6th. Your lodging on Feb 4 & 5th will also be provided at Scarritt Bennett Center if needed.

Contact information:
Tom Laney 615-720-3056