“Convocation is a time to fully engage in all that God has for each of us. Whether student, faculty, staff member or visitor, we all have the opportunity to pray, to worship and to experience more of God. Come expecting great things to happen,” said Dr. Walt Mauldin, vice president for administration at Lee.
Kicking off the week, Mauldin will speak on Sunday evening. In addition to his role at Lee, Mauldin is a noted speaker, clinician, worship leader and songwriter. He started his career at Lee in 1989 and was the dean of the School of Music from 1997-2002. Mauldin earned his DMA from the University of Miami and completed postgraduate work at Harvard University and Emory University in Atlanta.
Dr. Mark Walker will return to the Conn Center stage to speak on Monday night. Walker is senior pastor of Mount Paran Church of God in Marietta, Ga., and chairman of the National Pastors Advisory Council. He also serves on the Lee University board of directors.
Walker earned his doctorate in organizational leadership from Regent University School for Leadership Studies in Virginia and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in counseling from Georgia State University.
Tuesday evening convocation will feature Stan Lester. Lead pastor at Crosspointe Christian Center in Dalton, Ga., Lester has served in full-time ministry since graduating from Lee in 1986. While at Lee, he was a member of Alpha Gamma Chi. He previously served on staff at Trinity Chapel in Powder Springs, Ga., for 17 years where he was a part of a dynamic ministry that grew to over 5,000 people.
Rich Wilkerson Jr. will take the stage on Wednesday evening. Wilkerson, an international Christian communicator, is an associate pastor at Trinity Church in Miami.
He leads a youth group called Rendezvous with his wife, DawnChere, which began with 60 young adults and has grown to 1,300. Wilkerson graduated from Lee with honors in 2007 and served as president of Upsilon Xi.
Voices of Lee will perform in the Conn Center during chapel on Tuesday morning, while Lee Singers will be in the Dixon Center. Evangelistic Singers will perform in the Conn Center during chapel on Thursday morning, while Campus Choir will be in the Dixon Center.
Evening services will begin at 7:30 and morning chapel services at 10:40. Chapel services will be available online the following week.