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Urbana University Announces 2019 Swedenborg Scholar in Residence Schedule of Events


Samantha Kapp-Williamson
Director of Library and Museum Services

Urbana, OH (March 15, 2019)

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, announced this year's Swedenborg Scholar in Residence Rev. Anna Woofenden, founder of the Garden Church and Feed and Be Fed Farm, and the co-host of the Food and Faith Podcast. As part of this year's residency, Urbana University will host a series of events in support of Rev. Woofenden’s visit.


Food and Faith: Conversations from the Soil and Around the Table
Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
Urbana University Library – Quiet Wing

Urban Gardening and Community Engagement
Thursday, March 28 at 1 p.m.
Student Center – Moore Conference Room

The Swedenborg Scholar in Residence at Urbana University program has been funded by the General Convention of the New Jerusalem in the USA since 2000.  Rev. Woofenden's presentations are free of charge and open to the public.  For additional information, please contact Samantha Kapp-Williamson of the Urbana University Library at

About Rev. Anna Woofenden
Anna grew up in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. She has lived around the country and traveled throughout the world. Anna is now based in Gambier, Ohio with her husband, David. She enjoys nature, gardening, art, children, writing, community, singing, laughter, and a good cup of chai. She is passionate about spirituality, justice, food, the earth, beauty, compassion, and community, and is still driven by a calling to re-imagine church.

About Urbana University - A Branch Campus of Franklin University

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Regionally well known for education and teacher preparation programs, Urbana was founded in 1850 and acquired by Franklin in 2014. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in heart of Ohio provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports. Urbana University is a division of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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