We're trying to catch-up here, now that the mac mini is back in action, so today we will post photos of the 115th Commencement at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific on Friday, May 22, 2009. I know three people graduating: our own Kirstin Paisley, Vivian Lam, Kenneth Simon, and one person receiving an honorary degree: Nigel Renton, who received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. It was cold for the Lovely Mona and I, but everyone else called it a beautiful day; well, it WAS beautiful, but freakin' cold for we Tropical Types!
Bishop Sebastian Bakare of Harare preached and received the degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, and his wife, Ruth Bakare, received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.
We enjoyed seeing our friends receive their hoods, and it was great to see so many old friends, too. After the Commencement, we climbed in the car and headed for Mi Wuk Village in the Gold Country to attend a family reunion.
The Rev. Dr. Louis Weil in his fancy outfit
My friend Hector Mira, Crucifer
Bishop Bakare preaching
Dr. Donn Morgan, Dean and President of C.D.S.P.
Kenneth Simon receiving his Certificate of Anglican Studies
Vivian Lam receiving her hood
Kirsten Paisley receiving her hood
Nigel Renton receiving his hood
Kenneth Simon, M. Div.
Vivian Lam, M.Div. (with family and friends)
Kirstin Paisley, M.Div. (with friend)
Nigel Renton, L.H.D.