Lancaster City Mayor Danene Sorace will deliver the Spring Convocation address at Lancaster Theological Seminary on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in Santee Chapel. The title of Sorace’s address is “AND.”
Lancaster Seminary convenes convocation twice a year, in August and January. The ceremonial event serves as the official opening of each academic term and features an academic procession, prayers and hymns, and an address from a prominent academic, religious or community leader.
"Mayor Sorace’s presence at Convocation signifies the importance of combining the efforts of local governments, faith communities, and nonprofits in improving the lives of all citizens,” said Lancaster Seminary President Carol E. Lytch. “Mayor Sorace believes that faith communities are natural partners with government to advance the well-being of all people. We look forward to hearing more about her vision for a prosperous community that extends beyond economics to what I call the ‘prosperity of the soul,’ advancing the flourishing of those who are marginalized and preserving the land, water and the natural environment.”
Sorace served four years on Lancaster City Council before being elected mayor in November 2017. For 20 years before entering politics, she worked as a nonprofit consultant on issues of public policy, health, and the environment. She has a master’s degree in public policy from Rutgers University.