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Baker campus minister to give last lecture

Ira DeSpain will deliver his last lecture later this month before retiring June 30 from the position of Baker University minister he's held since 1992.

Ira DeSpain will deliver his last lecture later this month before retiring June 30 from the position of Baker University minister he's held since 1992.

March 11, 2014

Ira DeSpain, the minister to Baker University since 1992, will deliver his “Last Lecture” at 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, at Rice Auditorium. The event is part of a series hosted by Baker’s Student Activities Council. The public is welcome to attend.

DeSpain, a 1970 Baker graduate, is retiring at the end of June after serving as an ordained minister for 42 years. A third-generation minister, DeSpain, 65, began his career in ministry at Edgerton United Methodist Church. His retirement will mark the first time in more than 100 years in which there isn’t a DeSpain clergy.

DeSpain’s lecture will focus on living a life of moderation and balance.

“The life you live will not be the life you plan,” he said. “Balance and moderation will help you navigate uncharted waters.”

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