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Host of Grace Matters is 2009 Hoskins Visitor at Yale Divinity School

Rev. Peter W. MartyThe Reverend Peter W. Marty ’85 M.Div., pastor and radio show host, will visit the Yale campus April 14-16 as the 2009 Hoskins Visitor. Yale Divinity School hosts a Hoskins Visitor to campus in alternating years to meet with students, faculty and staff to discuss issues related to the reform and renewal of the church.  The public portion of this year’s visit will include a conversation in the YDS Common Room, 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, during which Marty will reflect on his ministry.  YDS is located at 409 Prospect St., New Haven.

Marty is the host of Grace Matters, the radio ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and senior pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, a 3000-member congregation in Davenport, IA. He is a frequent preacher and speaker at colleges, churches, and conferences across the country. Marty has written more than 60 articles on leadership, preaching, and parish renewal in America, including The Anatomy of Grace (Augsburg Fortress, 2008).  Among his other writings are contributions to several multi-volume works on preaching, and chapters in different books on congregational life and theology.

Marty is chair of the board of The Christian Century magazine and serves on the board of trustees for Augustana College, Rock Island, IL. He has been a fellow of the Fund for Theological Education and has served as a consultant on pastoral leadership for the Fund. He has also served as a member of the Louisville Institute's Pastor’s Working Group, and as a participant in a Duke Project for the Study of Ministry.

Prior to his arrival in Davenport in 1996, Marty served an eight-year pastorate in Kansas City, MO and a two-year pastorate in River Forest, IL. He began his broadcast ministry as host of Grace Matters radio in February 2005.  Before entering Yale Divinity School, Marty lived in Cameroon, West Africa for one and a half years, serving as the director of building for a mission outpost of the Lutheran Church.

The Hoskins Visitorship was established in 1967 in memory of Fred Hoskins, B.D. 1932, by gifts from the churches that he served and from individual friends.

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