Please note the update below regarding the time and location of the baccalaureate service.
Erskine will mark the end of the 2020-21 academic year with a commencement ceremony honoring college and seminary graduates Saturday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. under the towers of the Erskine Building. This year’s commencement speaker is the Rev. Dr. Neil Stewart, pastor of Christ Covenant Church (ARP) in Greensboro, N.C.
Stewart, a native of Northern Ireland, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. He studied medicine at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland and was elected a member of the pediatric branch of the Royal College of Physicians in 1998. Before moving to the United States, he served as a pediatrician at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. He has pastored congregations of the Presbyterian Church in America in Georgia as well as in rural Mississippi. A contributor to On Reforming Worship, edited by David W. Hall and Jonathan L. Master, and Surviving the Fishbowl: Letters to Pastors’ Kids, edited by his wife Catherine, Stewart has spoken at a number of Christian conferences. He and his wife have six children.
An outdoor baccalaureate service is planned for Friday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m. under the towers of the Erskine Building, with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Miller delivering the baccalaureate sermon. Miller, formerly the senior minister of Greenville ARP Church, serves as City Director of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Greenville, S.C. He holds the Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary as well as the Th.M. and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Erskine Theological Seminary. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Bristol. He and his wife Lindsay have three children.