The ninth annual Goshen College Religion and Science Conference will feature Noreen Herzfeld, professor of theology and computer science at St. John’s University this weekend.

Each year, Goshen College invites a speaker to present three lectures, two of which are open to the public. This year, the two public lecture topics are “Perfection of the Work” on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and “Does Perfection Exist?” on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Both lectures will be held in the Church-Chapel and are free.

Herzfeld holds master's degrees in computer science and mathematics from Penn State University, a master's degree in spirituality and monastic studies from St. John's University and a doctorate in theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif.

According to Bryce Bow, a senior, "the conference provides an opportunity to interact and have conversation and dialogue with someone who is in the field and has a lot of information about the topic."

Participants of the conference include pastors, academic scientists, mathematicians, theologians and students, though the attendance is limited to 50. Smaller sessions throughout the weekend will provide participants with opportunities for in-depth conversation with Herzfeld.