President's Forum - "A Christian Response to Homelessness"



The Rev. Dr. David D. Swanson is the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Dr. Swanson received his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Swanson has served on the board of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness since 2013, is a member of the Executive Committee, and is now the Chair of the Chronic Homelessness Subcommittee.  The Chronic Committee has implemented a plan to house 142 chronically homeless people in the next twelve months, and is on track to end all Veterans Homelessness in our region by 2016. 

Andrae Bailey has led and partnered with some of the most successful independent sector organizations throughout the United States, working in this field for almost two decades. His goal is to help leaders find collaborative and strategic approaches to creating change that impacts their communities and finds solutions to critical social issues. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, a Florida-based nonprofit organization. In 2015, Governor Rick Scott appointed Andrae to the Florida Council on Homelessness. Andrae graduated from Heritage University and Seminary, and received a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology. He also completed the Rollins College Crummer School of Business mini MBA Program and is an instructor at the Edyth Bush Institute of Philanthropy. 

Forum Information

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
12:00 – 1:00pm | RTS/O Fellowship Hall
Please RSVP for free lunch to ksutter@rts.edu

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