Fall Convocation signifies the official start of the new academic year. The convocation service is open to the public and will begin at 11 a.m. in Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest campus.
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This year's speaker is Kathy "Killian" Noe ('80). Her address is title, "What the World Needs Now: Buidling Authentic Community."
In 2003, Killian Noe founded the Recovery Café, a therapeutic community for men and women recovering from homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges. The Recovery Café Network has helped launch five additional Recovery Café’s in other cities and is helping other groups replicate the model nationwide.
In 1985, Killian co-founded Samaritan Inns, which she directed until 1999 when she moved to Seattle. Samaritan Inns are intensive transitional and longer term healing communities for men and women recovering from homelessness and addiction in Washington, D.C.
Noe is pastor and founder (1999-present) of New Creation Community in Seattle, a ecumenical faith community committed to contemplation and action and in the tradition of Church of the Saviour, D.C. A life-long student of community models, Noe travelled the world to learn from various communities in India, Nicaragua, France, and Asia.
Noe was awarded an honorary Doctorate in 2015 from Seattle University and has been honored with Distinguished Alumni awards from Wake Forest University in 2015 and Yale Divinity School in 1998. She is the author of Finding our Way Home: Addictions and Divine Love (2001) and Descent Into Love, (2015).
She is married and the mother of two, adult daughters.
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