Dinner Speakers 2011 & 2012

The second annual Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church Books of the Bible Dinners and Reception was held on September 29, 2012.  This joyful celebration helped to raise awareness of the CHPC Sesquicentennial in 2014.   

 We gratefully thank the speakers at the 2012 Dinners:

1.  Pastor Michael Wilker, Pastor,  Lutheran Church of the Reformation (Micah 6)   

2.  Jennifer Hosler, Community Outreach Coordinator, Washington City Church of the Brethren  (Matthew 5:43-48 and the Sermon on the Mount)

3.  Lama Rod Owens and Patrick McClintock with Kagyu Drupgyu Chodzong on Capitol Hill (Matthew 26:11  and Deuteronomy 15:11)

 4. Rev. Walter Owensby, attended CHPC and former Associate for International Issues at the Presbyterian Washington Office (Micah)

5.  Liz McCloskey, President, Faith & Politics Institute (Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, especially this passage: Ephesians 2:4:)


We gratefully thank the speakers at the 2011 Dinners:

1.Karl Mattison, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Endowment and Education Resource Network  (Psalm 23)

2Rev. Frances Gench, author of Back to the Well: Women’s Encounters with Jesus in the Gospels and Encounters with Jesus: Studies in the Gospel of John ( “Desperate Housewives?: Engaging Tyrannical Texts” (1 Timothy 2:8-15))

 3. Rev.  Dr.  Bill Doggett, former Associate Rector at Christ Church on Capitol Hill  (Psalm 139);

4. Rev. Wilson Gunn, General Presbyter of National Capital Presbytery  (Matthew 14:22-36)

5.Rev. Don Allen and his wife Betty, Don is a former CHPC Pastor (Jeremiah 33: );

6. Sig Cohen, founder of Hill Havurah and member of the Board of Directors of Capitol Hill Group Ministry(Gen. 21: 1-2; Gen. 21: 18; Gen. 22: 15-18; Gen. 28:13-15; Gen. 35: 9-12; Gen.39: 21-23; Ex. 32: 14; Ex. 33: 17; Ex. 30:30; Lev. 8: 12; Gen. 3: 22 – 23; Gen.19: 24-25; Gen.19: 26; Lev. 10:1-2; Num. 14: 26-34; Num. 16: 23-34; Num. 20: 11-12)

7.  David Deutsch, Capitol Hill Resident; guest preacher at CHPC and member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Old Testament Prophets: What is a prophet, what do they do, where do they come from)