Founders' Day 2018

With Rozella Haydée White

Founders' Day 2018

Spiritual Stagnation to Spiritual Sustainability: A Vision for a New Christian Community

Christianity has existed in its modern form for over 500 years. With globalization, technological advancements, and the 24 hour news cycle, today’s populations have access to more information and relationships than ever before. The Christianity that emerged from the Protestant Reformation was not the faith that the Reformers envisioned. We have focused more on “right” theology rather than embodied praxis that is informed by the Holy Spirit. This has led to spiritual stagnation that does not serve the needs of people today. It is time for a vision for a new Christian Community, one that aligns theology that leads to liberation, reclamation of the Imago Dei, and relationships that inspire and demand justice for all.


About the Speaker

Rozella Haydée White is known as the #LoveBig Coach. As the owner of RHW Consulting, she provides spiritual life coaching, leadership consultation, inspirational writing & speaking, and retreat leading focused on restoring hearts to wholeness.

A writer, teacher, preacher and public theologian, Rozella boldly engages issues of faith, justice, self-awareness and love, mental illness and the radical and transformative love of God as embodied in the person of Jesus.

Rozella obtained her M.A. in Religion with Honors from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and a B.A. in Sociology and African Studies from Texas Southern University. She received Certification from the Center for Youth Ministry at Wartburg Theological Seminary, completed three units of chaplaincy training with Emory Center for Pastoral Services and is a certified disaster chaplain. In 2015 Rozella was served as a Fellow with The Beatitudes Society, now part of Auburn Seminary.

Prior to her current role, Rozella researched best practices in short-term mission and global engagement and coordinated the ELCA’s 2012 and 2015 Multicultural Youth Leadership Events.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00 a.m. - Gathering with refreshments
  • 9:30 a.m. - Welcome and Distinguished Alum Awards
  • 10:00 a.m. - Lecture with Q&A
  • 11:00 a.m. – Eucharist Worship with Lunch to follow

Questions? Contact Jane Phillips at (510) 559-2732 or

Register Online

The fee is $20 in advance or $30 at the door. This event is free PLTS & GTU students if registered in advance. Register by September 15th.


Register by September 15


Jane Phillips
(510) 559-2732