The Kentucky Wesleyan College Religion and Philosophy Program will host Father Jerry Riney, who will speak on “The Holy Year of Mercy,” on Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Tapscott Chapel at Kentucky Wesleyan. He has been the rector of St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro since 2013. The event is free and open to the public.
Father Riney is a native of Daviess County and was ordained a priest at St. Stephen Cathedral in 1975. He earned a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Saint Mary College in Kentucky and a master’s degree in ministry from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. He has served a number of parishes throughout Western Kentucky and was also the assistant principal at Owensboro Catholic High School from 1980 – 1983.
The Edward L. Beavin Memorial Lectures honor the memory of Dr. Beavin by bringing outstanding scholars in the field of biblical literature to the campus of Kentucky Wesleyan College. An alumnus of Kentucky Wesleyan, Dr. Beavin was a professor of religion and philosophy at the college from
1957 – 1984. He was an ordained member of the United Methodist Church. He preached and led special studies in many area churches and took his skills and knowledge far beyond the campus.