Holmes, who took the job last summer, is the seminary’s first African-American president. The inauguration service will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Renita Weems, a noted preacher and Hebrew Bible scholar at American Baptist College in Nashville.
Holmes served as Professor of Ethics and African American Religious Studies and Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean at Memphis Theological Seminary in Tennessee. Her books include, “Dreaming,” “Liberation and the Cosmos: Conversations with the Elders,” and “Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church.”