Lowell Lecture

STH Lowell Lecture featuring Bishop Karen Oliveto

Date & Time

March 27, 2017 at 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Boston University School of Theology Community Center
745 Commonwealth Ave. Boston , MA 02215
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Karen P. Oliveto was consecrated as a bishop of The United Methodist Church on July 16, 2016 in Scottsdale, Ariz., and assigned for the 2016-2020 quadrennium to the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area, which includes the Rocky Mountain, and Yellowstone annual (regional) conferences. It includes 400 congregations in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and a small section of Idaho.

Bishop Oliveto was elected to the episcopacy after serving as the first woman pastor of the 12,000-member Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, Calif. She is the first woman to serve as senior pastor of one of The United Methodist Church’s 100 largest congregations. She served Glide from 2008 until her election as bishop. She and her wife, Robin Ridenour, a nurse anesthetist and United Methodist deaconess, were married in 2014.

Presenting Organization

Boston University School of Theology




Jaclyn Jones (jkjones@bu.edu, 6173538972)

Join Bishop Karen Oliveto as she delivers a presentation titled "For the Living of These Days." A reception will follow the lecture.