Gather for the annual MLK Day of Learning, Service, and Legacy Convocation with the theme “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” —Martin Luther King, Jr., “Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story” (1958). This convocation features an address from Glen Guyton, Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA alongside contributions to campus and community leaders.
Glen Guyton serves as executive director of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) and is the first African American to be in this position. Guyton has years of executive experience, coaching leaders and cultivating relationships with diverse volunteers and donors. With over 20 years of training in anti-racism and cultural competency, he initially was hired to work with the denomination’s racial/ethnic groups to help MC USA reap the benefits that come with being more diverse, inclusive and culturally competent. As an international speaker, Guyton enjoys connecting with youth, young adults and organizations seeking to stay true to their mission while navigating an increasingly diverse environment. His most recent book is IDEAL: Discovering Your Call in a Cluttered World. Guyton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in Education from Regent University. He is a member of San Antonio Mennonite Church in Texas.