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The Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, 18th rector of Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City, will give the address at CDSP's 124th Commencement on May 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel of the Great Commission at Pacific School of Religion. The event is open to the public and will be broadcast live online.

The Rev. Dr. William Stafford, visiting professor of church history, will preside at the baccalaureate Eucharist at 5:45 p.m. on May 17 at CDSP's All Saints Chapel.

Lupfer, who joined Trinity in 2015, oversees the church's local and global ministries, including advocacy on issues of racial justice, mass incarceration, and affordable housing and homelessness. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado, an M.Div. from Yale University, and a D.Min. from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.

"I'm honored to have been invited to address CDSP's newest graduates, who will be among those leading the church for future generations," said Lupfer. "CDSP is a place that is training leaders well, and I look forward to engaging the graduates in thinking about leadership opportunities in the church and our challenges for the future."

The Very Rev. Mark Richardson, CDSP's president and dean, said, "I am delighted to welcome Bill back to Holy Hill. His wise thinking about leadership and theological education will benefit the entire CDSP community and the church at large, and we're honored that he's chosen to join us."

At the commencement, CDSP expects to award the Master of Divinity degree to thirteen candidates and will also grant certificates to six students who have completed the Certificate of Anglican Studies or the Certificate of Theological Studies.