Dr Stanley H. Skreslet, F. S. Royster Professor of Christian Mission at Union-PSCE in Richmond, will deliver the inaugural lecture in a new Mission Lectureship Series at Union-PSCE at Charlotte, which kicks off on Feb/ 8. The lecture for pastors and lay leaders will begin at 10 a.m. at Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. Skreslet will address the theme of this year’s series, “What ‘s New in World Mission? Implications for Congregations.” The Mission Lectureship Series in Charlotte has been made possible by the generosity of the late Rev. Thomas White Currie, Jr. (Th.D.’58), father of Dr. Thomas W. Currie, dean of the Charlotte campus of Union-PSCE. “My father was passionately interested in the mission of the church and he thought that Union-PSCE was just the right place for that mission to be planted in the hearts and minds of future pastors and teachers so that it could bear fruit throughout their ministries,” said Dean Currie. Skreslet is the author of Picturing Christian Mission: New Testament Images of Disciples in Mission (Eerdmans, 2006). An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., he previously served on the faculty of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt. His interests include the church’s encounter with Islam, the witness of Orthodox Christianity, and the particular calling of Western Christians within the context of the church universal. Skreslet who earned his D.Min. degree from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (now Union-PSCE) also holds degrees from Lewis and Clark College and Yale University. For reservations and more information, please contact Nadine Ellsworth-Moran at Nadine.Moran@union-psce.edu or 704-337-2450. Union-PSCE (soon to be Union Presbyterian Seminary) offers graduate degree programs on campuses in Richmond, Va., and Charlotte, N.C., and through the Extended Campus Program, to prepare men and women for Christian ministries. Founded in 1812, it is one of ten theological seminaries of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.