Keeter Lectures



Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8, 2015



An award-winning author, sought-after teacher and conference speaker, Ruth Haley Barton is the founder of the Transforming Center:Strengthening the Souls of Pastors and Christian Leaders based in Wheaton, IL.

Ruth has been a student, a practitioner, a teacher and a leader in the area of Christian spirituality and spiritual formation for twenty years. A trained spiritual director and retreat leader, she is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life.

Ruth holds a Doctor of Divinity from Northern Theological Seminary (Lombard, IL), along with a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College (IL) and Master's studies at Loyola University Chicago Institute for Pastoral Studies. Ruth travels widely, teaching and consulting with leadership teams in the areas of leadership transformation, corporate discernment, and spiritual community.  She has served on the pastoral staff of several churches, including Willow Creek Community Church. 

Lecture Schedule

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Lecture in Gordon Memorial Hall

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Silence and Solitude

8:30 a.m. People Gather

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ruth Teaching

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Lecture in the Sanctuary

Christian Education Hour

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Sacred Rhythms

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Preaching at the 10:55 a.m. Worship Service

Life Together in Christ: Experiencing Transformation in Community

Luke 24:13-35

Nursery care is available during all events

To learn more about the Transforming Center and Ruth Haley Barton, visit their website,

The annual Keeter Lectures were established and funded by the Keeter family in 1976 in order to provide education and inspiration from well-known speakers outside our Gainesville Community. 

The 2009 Keeter Lectures were dedicated in loving memory of Barbara Keeter who went to be with the Lord on October 13, 2008. 

CD's of the three part 2015 Keeter Lectures will be available for $6.  Contact the church office to order.