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Amy-Jill Levine
Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science; she is also Affiliated Professor, Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge UK. Her books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus; The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (co-authored with Douglas Knight); The New Testament, Methods and Meanings (co-authored with Warren Carter), and the thirteen-volume edited Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writing. Her most recent volume is Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. She has also just written, with noted children’s book author Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Who Counts? 100 Sheep, Ten Coins, and Two Sons (a volume on the parables of Luke 15, designed for children). Dr. Levine is also the co-editor, with Marc Z. Brettler, of the Jewish Annotated New Testament, now in a second edition.
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LaTaunya M. Bynum
Reverend Dr. LaTaunya M. Bynum
The Reverend Doctor LaTaunya M. Bynum was called to serve as Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Northern California-Nevada in October, 2014. A native of Los Angeles, her family moved to Compton where she graduated from Compton High School. She is also a graduate of Chapman College (Bachelor of Arts), and The School of Theology of Claremont (Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry). She was ordained September 14, 1980 at her home church, United Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Los Angeles, in the Pacific Southwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Prior to being Regional Minister, she has served as a congregational pastor and in the general and regional church settings.

Luncheon Honoree

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Mrs. Attallah has generously supported Chapman Disciples and UCC students as well as endowing the Chair of Director of Church Relations. She will be honored at the luncheon.