Hester Lectures - Featuring Earl F. Palmer


Hester Lecture
"Jesus Christ: The Teacher Makes The Difference"
Part 1 Wednesday 3/28
Part 2 Thursday 3/29
11 am
Chapel in Broadus Hall


Reverend Earl F. Palmer is the founder of Earl Palmer Ministries (EPM), whose goal is to encourage pastors and laity in both discipleship and service as followers of Jesus Christ in today’s world.

EPM seeks to mentor young theologians through their internship program and monthly theological dialogues. Live podcasts through “The Kindlings Muse” offer regular teaching and conversation for all ages to consider major Christian themes. EPM holds a monthly Theological Dialogue in Seattle, for various pastors and laity that are interested in theology.

Rev. Palmer is a featured speaker at various seminaries, universities, and churches around the country and the world.

He has written numerous books including Trusting God, 24 Hour Christian and The Humor of Jesus.

He is also Pastor Emeritus to the University Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA and the Union Church of Manila. He is a member of the Board of Trustees New College Berkeley, Berkeley CA, and emeritus member of the Board of Trustees since 1973 of Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NY. Palmer was Preaching Pastor in Residence, National Presbyterian Church 2008-June 2009; Minister, University Presbyterian Church, Seattle 1991-2008; Minister, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley 1970-1991; Minister, Union Church of Manila, Makati, R. P. 1964-1970; and Minister of Students, University Presbyterian Church, Seattle 1956-1964.

Rev. Palmer received an AB in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley (1953), and a BD from Princeton Theological Seminary (1956). He holds an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Whitworth College (1987), and an honorary doctor of humane letters (2008) from Seattle Pacific University.

Palmer was born in McCloud, California on November 26, 1931. He is married to Shirley Elizabeth Green, and they have three adult children.
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