Commencement Weekend 졸업식
May 13-14, 2022

Event Details - Date, Location, Time (all times are central standard time)

Friday, May 13, 2022
Friday events are for graduates and alumni only.

5:00 p.m. - Rehearsal and Pick-Up Regalia | Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia Dr., Lenexa, KS 66227

6:30 p.m. - Blessing of the Graduates & Alumni Reception for Graduates | Central Seminary, 6601 Monticella Road, Shawnee, KS 66226

Covid-19-related safety protocols will be posted soon.



Saturday, May 14, 2022
Graduates may invite guests to Saturday commencement ceremony.

8:00 a.m. - Students and faculty arrive at Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia Dr., Lenexa, KS 66227

9:30 a.m. - Guests may arrive and be seated in the sanctuary

10:00 a.m. - Ceremony | Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia Dr., Lenexa, KS 66227

NOTES FOR GRADUATES:

  • To participate in the commencement ceremony, you must RSVP by February 14, 2022
  • All graduates must wear your academic regalia to participate in the commencement ceremony.  If you plan to attend, but have not previously ordered academic regalia, please contact Registrar, Hana You, before March 15th to order.
  • There will not be any secure storage for personal items, phones, etc. Please do not bring anything you cannot carry with you or give to your guests to hold.
  • Covid19-related safety protocols will be posted soon. These protocols could change based on various internal and external factors up to and including the day of commencement. All Covid19 safety protocols will be mandatory for graduates and their guests.


Virtual livestream attendance options will be available - virtual link information coming soon.

Commencement Speaker

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Grace Ji-Sun Kim received her M.Div. from Knox College (University of Toronto) and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion.

Kim is author or editor of 20 books and has written over 70 book chapters, journal articles and book reviews. Kim is a much sought after lecturer and has given papers/lectures throughout the United States and in Malaysia, Korea, Myanmar, Spain, Qatar, Brazil, Switzerland, Peru, England, South Africa, Paris and Canada.

Kim is the host of Madang podcast which holds conversations on Christianity, religion and culture. Madang podcast is hosted by The Christian Century.

Kim is the co-director with Graham Joseph Hill of The Global Church Project. Kim served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Religion as an At-Large Director. She served on the American Academy of Religion’s (AAR) “Research Grants Jury Committee” and was co-chair of AAR’s steering committee, “Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching and Activism Group.” She sits on the editorial board for the Journal for Religion and Popular Culture and is a referee for 3 journals: Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture and The Global Studies Journal. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School. Kim is a member of the working group on Climate Change for the World Council of Churches. Kim served on the board for the Korean American Clergywomen and is also a member of the Presbyterian Church(USA)’s Social Ethics Network.

Kim has appeared on numerous television and radio shows and is honored to be included in the Englewood Review of Book‘s list of “Ten Important Women Theologians That You Should Be Reading” and to be included in their list of books to read under “Our God is Too White? Diversifying our Theology”Eerdmans included her in Five Great Women Scholars (and Their Books) and is included in the “15 Majority World Books that will Change the Way you see the World in 2017”. She is also one of the “Top 10 Writers Shaping Our Movement” put together by the Center for Progressive Renewal.Kim is an ordained minister of word and sacrament within the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination. She is married to Dr. Perry Y.C. Lee (Associate Professor of Mathematics, Kutztown University) and they have 3 children Theo, Elisabeth and Joshua.

How to Order Regalia

All graduates must wear your academic regalia to participate in the commencement ceremony.  If you plan to attend, but have not previously ordered academic regalia, please contact Registrar, Hana You, before March 15th to order.

Download Photographs from Ceremony

Information coming soon.

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