The 2024 Founders Lecture event will feature author, teacher, and Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor on Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 PM, in Daniel Chapel.  Barbara Brown Taylor will speak on “The Loneliness Epidemic”.  Book sales & signing, and a reception will follow the presentation.


Formerly the Peggy & Ed Good Lecture, this annual event presents nationally or internationally significant public servants, thinkers, and writers through our lecture series. This series has enabled the Center to share resources, not only with students, faculty, and staff, but also with alumni, friends, and the Greenville community. We consider this kind of partnership with the community a vital part of our mission.

Past lecturers include:

2011 – Kyle Matthews
2012 – Dave Gushee
2013 – Mark Adams
2014 – Deb Richardson-Moore
2015 – Bob Lupton
2016 – Karen Guth
2017 – Pádraig Ó Tuama
2018 – Laura Rendón
2019 – Ed Burger
2020 – Jerry Blassingame
2022 – Emily Esfahani Smith
2023- Elizabeth Bracher