Upcoming Events

Long Island Area Alumni/ae Gathering

October 22, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
The Presbytery Center in Commack, N.Y.
42 Hauppauge Rd
Commack, NY 11725
Emily Odom
(212) 280-1419

The Rev. Kymberley Clemons-Jones ’05, the Rev. Tom Goodhue ’75, and Rev. Emily Odom ’90, Director  of Alumni/ae Relations would like to invite you to attend a festive and informative luncheon gathering of Union and Episcopal Divinity School alums at The Presbytery Center in Commack, N.Y., on Tuesday, October 22nd, at 12:30 p.m. This will be a time to gather in fellowship, share stories, and build community. Emily Odom will share an update on the seminary and we will hear from special guest presenter, Afua Akwaah Ofori-Atta.

Guest Speaker Bio:

Afua Akwaah Ofori-Atta is a pharmacist with a passion for youth development, children’s health—especially children with special needs—and patient safety issues in Ghana. Ofori-Atta is registered with the Ghana Association of Coaching Practitioners, is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, and is a Founder/Director of Karisa Foundation, a Christian NGO with a goal for ensuring total healing for the body, spirit and soul for all.

She is also the Director of The W.A.N.T.E.D Project, a mentoring project for young men between the ages of 11-21 years in the juvenile prison in Accra, Ghana. The W.A.N.T.E.D. Project, an acronym for worthy, accountable, named, thankful, empowered and determined, was created in 2011 by Union alumna, the Rev. Kymberley Clemons-Jones ’05. Because of the program’s success in the U.S., Clemons-Jones was able to start the program in Ghana.

Ofori-Atta believes in making a difference in people’s lives by bringing total healing to their spirit, body and soul, thereby helping people attain their God-given potential through the achievement of total health.

Kindly RSVP to Emily Odom by Wednesday, October 16, by calling (212) 280-1419 or emailing eodom@uts.columbia.edu. Please include any dietary considerations upon RSVPing.

Location Details: Take Commack Road north from either the LIE (exit 52 from the West or exit 53 from the East) or Northern State Parkway (exit 43). Go north on Commack Road, then turn left onto Hauppauge Road. You will see a library on the northwest corner. Proceed west on Hauppauge Road past the library. The next driveway is The Presbytery Center, home to The Presbytery of Long Island. Come in through the entrance facing the street.