Four members of the Candler faculty were honored this spring at the 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity at Morehouse College.
Kevin Murriel 11T, assistant professor in the practice of practical ministry and director of the Black Methodist Seminarians Program, and Damon Williams, assistant professor in the practice of practical ministry and co-director of Candler’s Baptist Studies program, were inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers, and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture Marla F. Frederick and Associate Dean of Worship and Music, Associate Professor in the Practice of Worship, and Co-Director of Candler’s Baptist Studies Program Khalia J. Williams were inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars.
The inductions took place virtually on April 8 during this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity, the signature program of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse. The annual conference provides a creative learning environment for clergy and laity from diverse backgrounds, distinct faith traditions, and different generations to come together as students of King’s philosophies and ethical principles to reflect on their personal calling, foster meaningful relationships, and develop ideas and strategies for taking their calling into the world.
Nominees for the Board of Preachers and Collegium of Scholars are selected by former inductees, the administration, faculty, staff, and alumni of Morehouse College, and distinguished citizens for their efforts to evolve toward greater achievement in their fields and a commitment to the community and society.