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ESR Welcomes Bernabé Sanchez as Friend in Residence

Earlham School of Religion will welcome Bernabé Sanchez the week of October 1, 2012 as Friend in Residence. Sanchez is a graduate of the George Fox Biblical Institute, and has served as a pastor for churches in Honduras, Tambla and San Pedro Sula. His ministry also includes periods of service as the Director of the George Fox Institute, and as superintendent of the Friends Churches in Honduras. ESR’s connection with Bernabé began in 2006 when he helped introduce the faculty to Friends in Honduras.

Barnabe Sanchez PhotographDuring his time at ESR, Bernabé will present at Common Meal and give the message at worship, attend ESR classes, and visit with local Friends, Hispanic members of the Richmond community, and ESR faculty and students.

For Common Meal on Tuesday October 2nd, Bernabé will share his spiritual journey. His presentation is open to the public and will begin at noon. For those who wish to join us for lunch, the meal will begin at 11:20 and the cost is $7 per person to be paid at the door. Reservations are appreciated and can be sent to Mandy Ford at fordma@earlham.edu or by calling 765-973-2158. He will give the message at ESR worship on Thursday, October 4th at 11:20 am in the Quigg worship room. All are welcome for worship.

For more information on Bernabé Sanchez's visit and ESR's Friend in Residence program, you can contact Mandy Ford, Director of External Relations at (765) 973-2158 or at fordma@earlham.edu.

Bernabé Sanchez Bio:

Bernabé Sanchez began his ministry with the Friends Church in Honduras in 1979. Since his graduation from George Fox Biblical Institute, Bernabé has served in many capacities. From 1985-1992, he and his wife María Félix Cárcamo (whom he met and married while a student at the Institute), were co-pastors of churches in Tambla and San Pedro Sula. His ministry also includes periods of service as the Director of the George Fox Institute, and as superintendent of the Friends Churches in Honduras. In 2007, he returned to pastoral work in the local congregation.

Bernabé’s vision for ministry embraces community service and transformation as important parts of the Christian witness. His work beyond the routine duties of the pastor include helping to form a committee for Alternative Military Service with other peace church groups and assisting with the organization of the 1991 World Conference of Friends held in Tela, Honduras. Recently he has been involved in projects for training health volunteers and the creation of biosand filtration systems.