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Syrian Peacemaker to Visit Virginia This Fall

Dr. Mary Mikhael, an international peacemaker from Syria, will visit Presbytery of the James this fall. From September 27 through October 4, Mary will speak at or attend a number of events. These include the “Living Life Abundantly” fall retreat at Camp Hanover and engagements at churches, Westminster Canterbury, Union Presbyterian Seminary, and others as her time allows.
A graduate of PSCE, Mary is the recent past president of the Near East School of Theology and a writer of the Horizon Bible Study Joshua  for the Presbyterian Women. She is a noted speaker on the refugee crisis that has devastated Syria and the Middle East. Learn more about Mary.

Mary’s Schedule in Virginia

Camp Hanover, 3163 Parsleys Mill Rd, Mechanicsville
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
* Registration required
Friday, Sept. 28 Presentation – “Syria: Global Crisis and Persistent Hope” Westminster Canterbury, 1600 Westbrook Ave, Richmond
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 30
Preaching during worship service Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Pkwy, Midlothian
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 30 Presentation – “Syria: Global Crisis and Persistent Hope”
Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church, 6566 Spring Hill Rd, Ruckersville
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored with Westminster Presbyterian Church
Light sandwich dinner afterward
Monday, Oct. 1
Presentation – “Refugee and Humanitarian Crisis in Syria”
Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Rd, N. Chesterfield
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Co-hosted by the Richmond Peace Education Center
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Union Seminary, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond
11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m., preaching
12:30-1:30 p.m., community lunch with Middle Eastern theme (open to all, lunch buffet is $10) RSVP for lunch to Crystal Sygeel ( 1:30-2:30 p.m., open forum
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Presentation – “Syria: A Light in the Darkness”
River Road Presbyterian Church, 8960 River Rd, Richmond
7:00-8:00 p.m.
For more information about Mary’s Virginia schedule, topics, and availability, contact Mary Jane Winter (