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Narrating War at Duke

On October 25, we hosted a brown-bag lunch discussion called “Narrating War at Duke” to anticipate After the Yellow Ribbon.

Duke Divinity School Professors Stanley Hauerwas (theological ethics), and Warren Kinghorn (psychiatry and pastoral theology joined student veterans Andrew Bell (PhD, political science), and Logan Mehl-Laituri (MTS, Duke Divinity School) in discussing how the […]

Meet Our Presenters: Elyse Gustafson

Elyse Gustafson, a First Lieutenant and chaplain candidate in the US Army Reserve, is attached to the 48th Combat Support Hospital at Ft. Meade, MD while she continues the process for ordination in the Episcopal Church. She is presently the assistant to the rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, VA and a part-time […]

Meet Our Presenters: Pete Bowen


Pete Bowen is the President of Servite High School, an all-male Catholic leadership and college prep school in Anaheim, California, owned by the Friar Order Servants of Mary. Prior to this, Mr. Bowen was a leadership and ethics consultant, and an executive with several high-technology companies. Bowen served 11 years on active duty […]

Meet Our Keynote Presenter: Lt. Col. Peter Kilner

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Kilner will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening. His keynote is entitled “Making Sense of the Beauty and Tragedy of a Combat Deployment.” Join us at 6:30pm in Goodson Chapel. This keynote is open to the public.

He will also offer a breakout session entitled, “A Moral Justification for […]

Meet Our Presenters: Dr. Harold Kudler


Dr. Harold Kudler trained at Yale and is Associate Clinical Professor at Duke. He has received teaching awards from the Duke Department of Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychoanalytic Association. From 2002 to 2010, Dr. Kudler coordinated mental health services for a three state region of the U.S. Department of […]

Meet Our Presenters: Shenandoah Nieuwsma

Shenandoah Nieuwsma is a PhD student in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the happy wife of Jason Nieuwsma, a psychologist who works with chaplains and veterans at the Durham VA and the doting mother of two girls. She has an MA in American Studies from the University […]

Meet Our Presenters: Dr. Warren Kinghorn


Warren Kinghorn is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pastoral and Moral Theology at Duke Divinity School and Duke University Medical Center, and also a staff psychiatrist at the Durham VA Medical Center where he directs the Psychiatric Emergency Care program. Formed by his role as a psychiatrist working with returning combat veterans, he […]

Meet Our Presenters: Chaplain Colonel Herman Keizer, Jr.


Chaplain Colonel Herman Keizer, Jr., United States Army (Ret), is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church and served as a Chaplain in the Army for thirty years. After his retirement, he then served as the Director of Chaplaincy Ministries for the Christian Reformed Church in North America until he retired in […]

Meet Our Presenters: Brigadier General Stephen Xenakis


Brigadier General Stephen Xenakis is a retired Army medical corps officer with 28 years of active service. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences with an active clinical and consulting practice, and has been a senior adviser to the Department of Defense on neurobehavioral conditions and […]

Meet Our Presenters: Major Ken Walden

Chaplain Major Ken J. Walden is a Major in the United States Air Force Reserve currently attached to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base in Southern California. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, currently serving as Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Lakewood in Lakewood, […]