Traveling Ministries

Our Traveling Ministries program shares the spiritual and intellectual gifts of the school’s faculty with the wider community by offering faculty speakers to interested organizations for mutually beneficial learning opportunities. By traveling in this ministry, we extend the boundaries of the spiritual and educational experience available on campus at ESR.

Subjects include Bible Studies, Quaker Faith and Practice, Meeting/Church Management, Christian Spirituality, and Religious Education. These workshops and presentations are not just contributions of the speakers as individuals; they are also a gift freely given by ESR as we seek to nurture society and share some part of ESR’s Quaker vitality.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request a speaker?

Your organization should first determine the:

  • Date, time and duration for the speaking engagement
  • Purpose for the workshop
  • Audience and audience expectation

After you contact ESR with details of the engagement, we will seek to match faculty interest and availability to your needs.

Who can request a speaker?

Any organization interested in topics available through ESR’s Traveling Ministries program. We expect interest in our offerings particularly among Friends meetings and churches, schools and universities, retirement communities and other Quaker and religious organizations.

Is there a cost?

There is no charge for this service as ESR seeks to offer it as a ministry of outreach from the school to the wider body of Friends and the community. Should an honorarium be offered to the speaker, it would be a gift to that individual.

How far in advance do I need to schedule a speaker?

We ask a minimum of four weeks in order to allow time for discernment of speaker and confirmation of arrangements. The earlier you make your request, the better the opportunity to have a well-planned event.

For additional information, contact Mandy Ford, Director of Community Engagement by phone 765-973-2158, 800-432-1377 or by email at