The Scandal of a Female Missionary

275th Lecture Series at Lancaster History

Discovering the Life of Charlotte Atlee Rowe 1782-1863

Monday March 23, 2020

Dr. Trulson is engaged in groundbreaking work: reclaiming the life and ministry of Charlotte Atlee Rowe, the first woman to be appointed a missionary by any American denomination. In 1815 Charlotte set sail from Philadelphia for Calcutta, India, having been authorized to serve in Burma by the American Baptist missionary society.

Dr. Trulson will talk about how Charlotte, born into a prominent Episcopalian family in Lancaster, became a pioneering missionary and how his research has led him to follow in her footsteps to England and India.

DATE & TIME
Monday, March 23, 2020
4:00 – 4:30: PM: Wine and cheese reception
4:30 – 5:30: Lecture by Rev. Dr. Reid Trulson

LOCATION
Lancaster History 230 N President Ave Lancaster, PA 17603

This event is free; registration is required for planning purposes.

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The Rev. Dr. Reid Trulson is a Baptist minister who has engaged in pastoral ministry and mission in the USA and across the world serving with Scripture Union and American Baptist International Ministries. Educated at the University of Minnesota (B.S.) and Fuller Theological Seminary (M. Div. and D. Min.), from 2006-2016 he was Executive Director/CEO of American Baptist International Ministries with oversight of American Baptist mission work in more than 70 countries.

Dr. Trulson is the author of introductions to Lee B. Spitzer’s, Baptists, Jews and the Holocaust: The Sincere Hand of Friendship and Daniel L. Buttry’s Blessed are the Peacemakers as well as many articles in the American Baptist Quarterly including “Reclaiming Charlotte White Rowe, America’s First Appointed Woman Missionary”. His biography of Charlotte White Rowe will be published by Mercer University Press.