Anti-Poverty Activist Dan Jurman to Deliver Convocation Address

Posted: Jan 12, 2017

CEO of Lancaster's Community Action Program, Dan Jurman, will present "Follow Me: A Christological Model for Defeating Poverty," during the 192nd Spring Convocation at Lancaster Theological Seminary starting at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2017, in historic Santee Chapel. The Spring Convocation officially opens the semester with an academic procession, worship and address. The public is welcome to attend. A reception follows at 6:00 p.m.

Dan Jurman got his start in nonprofit work 30 years ago providing summer enrichment programming for at-risk youth in places like Camden, Newark, and Atlantic City, New Jersey. He has a bachelor’s degree from Rowan University and a master’s degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary (Class of 2003).

For the past 16 years he’s served in senior leadership roles in nonprofits of varying sizes and missions, almost all with a focus on serving the poor and the vulnerable.  He left Lancaster in 2011 to become CEO of the University Area Community Development Corporation in Tampa, Florida, where he led several collective impact and public health collaboratives focused on reducing poverty and violence in one of Florida’s most impoverished communities.

Since July 2015 he’s been serving as CEO of the Community Action Program of Lancaster County. He is a member of the Lancaster Housing Opportunities Partnership Board of Directors and was the Chair of the Mayor’s Commission to Combat Poverty.  

Event Location: Santee Chapel in the Lark Academic Building on the campus of Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 West James Street, Lancaster, Penn. 17603.