Ross-Smith Lectures in Pastoral Care

Calvin and Nancy Ross have endowed this lectureship as their legacy for the pastoral work of the church and to honor the memory of Calvin’s parents, Walter and Mardel Ross, and more recently, Nancy’s father, Frank S. Smith. They hope to create interdisciplinary conversations for effective teamwork among ministers, students, educators, laity, medical practitioners, and peace and justice advocates.

Contemplating Creativity, Resisting Constraint

Thursday, October 14, 2021


Dr. Ellen Ott Marshall

Dr. Marshall is the associate professor of Christian ethics and conflict transformation at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

Marshall’s academic work focuses on contemporary Christian ethics, with particular attention to violence, peacebuilding, conflict transformation, gender, and moral agency. She has edited two volumes and written three books. Her most recent book is An Introduction to Christian Ethics: Conflict, Faith, and Human Life (Westminster John Knox Press, 2018). She also serves on the faculty for the ethics and society doctoral program in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion. She received a Master of Arts from Notre Dame University and a Master of Arts and doctorate from Vanderbilt University.



Thursday, October 14 | 10:30 a.m.

Mildred Welshimer Phillips Memorial Chapel
B.D. Phillips Building
Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan


Thursday, October 14 | 2 p.m.

Mildred Welshimer Phillips Memorial Chapel 


Thursday, October 14 | 7 p.m.

Hopwood Christian Church (109 Hopwood Lane)

For more information, contact Jack Holland.