Chicago pastor to speak in chapel

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Rev. Roger Nelson, a 1982 Northwestern College alumnus who is senior pastor at Hope Christian Reformed Church in Oak Forest, Ill., will speak in the college’s Christ Chapel on Monday, Nov. 11, at 10:05 a.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 11:05 a.m. The chapel services are free and open to the public.

A reflective practitioner of ministry in a postmodern culture, Nelson interned in Chicago in 1981 and is still involved with the South Side organization he worked with while there, Roseland Christian Ministries. He has served small inner-city churches and a historic East Coast church. He was also an area director of Young Life in Chicago, as well as a Bible teacher and chaplain for high schools in Chicago and Grand Rapids, Mich. He has served Hope Christian Reformed Church since 2002.

Nelson describes his church as a thriving congregation that is liturgical, with traditional music and a deep commitment to Reformed vision. Hope Christian Reformed draws many people from the Chicago area, including a number of young families.

Nelson is appearing on campus under the auspices of the Ronald R. Nelson Scholars and Artists in Residence Program, which is named after his father, a history professor at Northwestern from 1974 until his death in 1985. The program seeks to inspire students with scholarship that encourages peace and justice. 

Duane Beeson
Director of Public Relations
Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW
Orange City, Iowa 51041