Commencement Weekend
졸업식
May 19-20, 2023

SAVE-THE-DATE - 2023 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023. Details for the event will be released after January 2023. Event information below is from 2022 Commencement.

2022 Event Details - Date, Location, Time (all times are central standard time) | 졸업 행사 – 날짜, 장소, 시간 (미국중부표준시)

Friday, May 13, 2022
Friday events are for graduates and alumni only. No guests please.

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 Monticello Road, Shawnee, KS 66226 or ONLINE

To participate virtually, pre-register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdu2gqDIqGtwkp_TzQ-Rdy3Tf9-DxX4X3

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

All graduates, staff, faculty and board members will be required to wear a mask inside the building regardless of vaccination status. Masks may be removed during group photographs or if participating in the ceremony.

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

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  • All graduates, guests, staff, faculty and board members will be required to wear a mask inside the building regardless of vaccination status. Masks may be removed during group photographs or when on stage.

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.


Virtual livestream viewing available at Central's You Tube page.


Friday, May 13, 2022
Friday events are for graduates and alumni only. No guests.

2022년 5월 13일 금요일 - 졸업생과 동문만이 참석하는 행사입니다.

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

오후 5시 – 졸업식 리허설과 예복 받기 | 장소 : Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodnonia Dr., Lenexa, KS 66227

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

오후 6시 30분 – 졸업생들을 위한 축복의 시간 및 동문 모임 | 센트럴신학교, 6601 Monticello Road, Shawnee, KS 66226

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

코로나 바이러스 관련 안전수칙에 대한 안내 사항은 곧 게시될 예정입니다.

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

2022년 5월 14일 토요일 – 졸업생들은 손님을 졸업식에 초대할 수 있습니다.

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

오전 8시 – 졸업생과 교수진 졸업식장에 도착. 졸업식장 주소 : Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia Dr., Lenexa, KS 66227

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

오전 9시 30분 – 방문객 졸업식장에 도착, 착석.

10:00 a.m. - Ceremony | Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia Dr., Lenexa, KS 66227 or https://www.youtube.com/c/CentralSeminaryKS/videos

오전 10시 – 졸업식 거행 | 졸업식장 주소 : Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia Dr., Lenexa, KS 66227

NOTES FOR GRADUATES:

기억할 사항 :

  • To participate in the commencement ceremony, you must RSVP by February 14, 2022
  • 졸업식 참석 희망자는 2022년 2월 14일까지 졸업신청서를 작성, 제출하셔야 합니다.
  • 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.
  • 졸업식에 참석하는 모든 졸업생들은 반드시 졸업 예복을 착용해야 합니다. 아직 졸업 예복을 구입하지 않으신 졸업식 참석 희망자는 유하나 레지스트라에게 3월 15일전까지 연락하시기 바랍니다.
  • 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.
  • 졸업식장에는 개인 소지품을 보관할 장소가 없으므로 보관이 어려운 소지품은 가지고 오시지 않기를 권하며 졸업식에 함께 참석하는 지인에게 맡기시기 바랍니다.

2022 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 Sign-Up to Attend 2022 Commencement and Order Regalia

To attend Commencement, you must register in advance.

2022 graduates can fill out either one of the following. 

-Commencement Attendance Form 

-Commencement Attendance Form :: Korean 

2020, 2021 graduates can fill out either one of the following.

-RSVP for Commencement 2022 - 2020 and 2021 graduates only 

-RSVP for Commencement 2022 - 2020 and 2021 graduates only :: Korean

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 2022 Ceremony

All photographs are available for free download:

Commencement: https://www.kdog.com/Central_Seminary_Grad_2022

Blessing of the Graduates and Alumni Reception:  https://www.kdog.com/CentralSem051322

Watch 2022 Commencement Online

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