Gathering in Honor of Adjunct Richard Twiss

Gathering in Honor of Adjunct Richard Twiss

March 6, 2013

Join us as we celebrate Richard Twiss
Sunday, March 10
5:30 p.m. potluck and fellowship
6:30 p.m. live stream of memorial service
Free; open to interested individuals and groups
RSVP to Anne at: 605.274.2747

More Than An Adjunct Faculty Member
To the Sioux Falls Seminary community, Dr. Richard Twiss, who passed away on February 9, 2013, was more than just  the co-founder of Wiconi International and one of the founders of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies.  He was an adjunct professor, friend, mentor, and inspiration to many.  He played a large role in designing and co-teaching the annual Sioux Falls Seminary Rosebud Immersion Experience with seminary professor Dr. Jay Moon—illustrating to students the importance of understanding the culture, beliefs, and contexts of the communities in which they minister and serve.

Twiss’ Native American name, Tayoate Ob Najin, which means “He Stands with his People,” perfectly described the appreciation he had for his Lakota culture and his desire to live a meaningful life as a Lakota follower of the Jesus Way.  A memorial service celebrating Twiss’ life and ministry will be held at Living Hope Church in Vancouver, Washington, on Sunday afternoon, March 10. 

Event Information
Sioux Falls Seminary is hosting a time for fellowship for anyone whose life has been impacted by Twiss on Sunday, March 10 beginning with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby at Sioux Falls Seminary.  Live streaming of his memorial service will take place at at 6:30 p.m. in the seminary’s chapel.  The event is open to anyone interested, but an advance RSVP is required.  To reserve your spot, please contact Anne by calling 605-274-2747.

For those who are out of the area or unable to attend, the service can be viewed at at no charge. Simply go to the website and click “Watch Sermons” to connect to the live stream.

Additional Information
To learn more about the legacy of Richard Twiss, click any of the resources below.

Article from The Oregonian  

Richard Twiss Legacy Page on Facebook

Wiconi International

Wiconi International Extended Bio Information

Sojourners Article