2015 Lansing Lee Conference
October 18, 2015 – October 20, 2015
In a secular world increasingly torn apart by extremism, Is Christianity Sensible?
Bombings, shootings and shrill declarations echo around the world daily. Not too different from the clashes that kept Roman and Jewish authorities awake at night. Into such chaos, Jesus brought his message of justice and peace. Join two world-renowned speakers for inspiring, fresh discussions connecting today’s bewildering headlines with ancient stories and a message of hope.
Chaplain: The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope was appointed provost of Washington National Cathedral by Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde and Dean Gary Hall in April 2015. As provost, Canon Cope will oversee the cathedral’s development department, assist the dean in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major donors and work closely with the cathedral’s leadership on its strategic vision, ministry and mission. Canon Cope was called as vicar of Washington National Cathedral in late September 2010. In this senior position, Canon Cope served as the leader of the Cathedral worshiping community and represents Dean Hall in his absence. Formerly associate rector at St. David’s Church in Northwest D.C., Canon Cope also served as a key lay leader at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square, prior to ordained ministry. She also served as deputy director of presidential personnel in the White House.
Canon Cope graduated summa cum laude from Wesley Theological Seminary, and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Virginia Theological Seminary. Her Anglican Communion involvement includes serving as a board member of the Compass Rose Society. With her husband, John, she has led pilgrimages to the Holy Land and Greece and has participated in mission trips to Honduras, the Holy Land, Cyprus and Malawi.