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e ve endowed this lectureship as our
legacy for the pastoral work of the church,
to honor the memory of Calvin s parents, Walter
Emmanuel Christian Seminary is a graduate seminary
of the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ with
over 1,650 alumni/ae serving Christ around the world.
Emmanuel offers four degree programs: Master of Arts
in Religion, Master of Divinity, Master of Christian
Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry.
and Mardel Ross, and to create interdisciplinary
conversation for effective teamwork among
ministers, students, educators, laity, medical
practitioners, and peace and justice advocates.
We re thankful that Dr. Kyle Colvett, a prominent
physician and church leader in our community,
will bring this year s lectures. We re grateful to
Emmanuel for establishing the lectureship for the
ministerial and medical communities of our region
Located in Johnson City, TN, the Emmanuel campus
is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 26 and US
Highways 23, 11E, and 321. Take the Milligan exit, then
turn right onto Milligan Highway. After traveling east
approximately 2.2 miles, turn left at the Emmanuel
sign and proceed to the first left turn at Walker Drive.
For additional directions or questions, please call
for decades to come.
Dr. Kyle Colvett
Faith & Medicine
Calvin and Nancy Ross
October 14-16, 2014
Dr. Kyle Colvett
Faith & Medicine
October 14-16, 2014
Three Lectures on the Relationship
Between Faith and Medicine
October 14 ¦ 11:00 am
“Metaphor and Medicine: How our
Language Can Affect Healing”
Mildred Welshimer Phillips Memorial Chapel
Emmanuel Christian Seminary
Johnson City, TN
October 15 ¦ 7:00 pm
“Worthless Physicians! When
Comforters Move Beyond Their Role”
Votaw Auditorium at ETSU
325 N. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN
October 16 ¦ 11:00 am
“Should We Consider Adding
a Spiritual Health Axis to the
Biopsychosocial Model?”
Mildred Welshimer Phillips Memorial Chapel
Emmanuel Christian Seminary
Johnson City, TN
Kyle Colvett has been a
practicing radiation oncologist
for almost 20 years. He grew up
as the youngest child of a West
Tennessee cotton farming family.
He holds a B.A. from Harding
University where he majored in
biology, English and physics. He
received his M.D. from the James
H. Quillen College of Medicine at
East Tennessee State University.
Residency training included a general surgery internship and
a residency in radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School
and Massachusetts General Hospital. He also holds an M.S.
in radiation physics and has pursued graduate education
in religion and theology. He is the author of over 40 peerreviewed scientific articles and textbook chapters.
He has served as the medical director for oncology
services at Johnson City Medical Center and Mountain States
Health Alliance since 1995. He holds clinical professorships
in both surgery and internal medicine at ETSU. He has
been elected three times as president of the medical staff for
Johnson City Medical Center, and he serves as president for
the Quillen College of Medicine Alumni Society.
He is a 14-year veteran of the Army Reserve and National
Guard and he continues to serve as a consultant scientist
with U. S. federal agencies on management of radiation
Dr. Colvett served for three years as the pulpit minister
for the Natick Church of Christ in Massachusetts. He and his
family have helped form a home-based church in Johnson
City since 2002. He has traveled to East Africa and the
Caribbean in medical mission efforts, primarily working in
Northern Haiti.
He and his wife, Mary, are the parents of six children.
They make their home on a small farm in Piney Flats, TN.
For more information, contact Karen Wright
at [email protected] or 423.461.1522.