Grace and empathy


Georgia Metz

Alumnae Georgia Metz will serve as guest speaker for Spring 2023 Spiritual Life Week.

Spiritual Life Week Forum 

Georgia Metz ’13, pastor at Shalom Mennonite Congregation in Harrisonburg, Va., will speak during Bluffton University’s Spiritual Life Week Forum at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21 in Yoder Recital Hall. The title of her presentation is “Anyone Who Has Ears, Let Them Hear: Listening to the Other Side with Head and Heart.” 

During the presentation, she’ll discuss how to hear differing viewpoints with grace and empathy, while remaining true to your own principles. 

Metz will also speak during Chapel at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 23 in Ramseyer Auditorium. 

At Bluffton, one week each semester is designated as Spiritual Life Week, a special time for focusing on Christian life. Students play a major role in planning activities during the week that help strengthen growth and faithfulness in their relationship with God. The week includes a guest speaker and special times of worship. 

Both events are free and open to the public.