MACU Announces 2023 Commencement Keynote Speaker

Mid-America Christian University (MACU) announced that Peter Greer, President and CEO of HOPE International, has been selected to serve as the keynote speaker for its 2023 Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Oklahoma City Convention Center.

“Peter Greer embodies our campus commitment to serving others in a Christ-like manner,” said MACU President Phil Greenwald. “We believe that his myriad accomplishments as an executive leader, author, motivational speaker, and most importantly as a follower of Christ make him the perfect candidate to speak to our graduating class of 2023.”

HOPE International is a global, Christ-centered economic development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Greer, who joined HOPE in 2004, ushered in a period of strategic growth and increased public awareness for the organization. Under his leadership, HOPE has grown to serve in 16 countries around the world. 

Prior to joining HOPE, Greer worked internationally as a microfinance adviser in Cambodia and Zimbabwe and as managing director for Urwego Bank in Rwanda. He received a B.S. in International Business from Messiah University and an MPP in political and economic development from Harvard’s Kennedy School.

As an advocate for the Church’s role in missions and alleviating extreme poverty, Greer has co-authored over 10 books, including Mission Drift (selected as a 2015 Book Award Winner from Christianity Today), Rooting for Rivals (selected as a 2019 Leadership Resource of the Year in Outreach magazine), The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good (selected as one of the top 40 books on poverty by WORLD Magazine), Created to Flourish and The Gift of Disillusionment.

The ceremony will mark MACU’s 72nd commencement ceremony.