New VTS Recruitment Video: "Forming Leaders for the Episcopal Church"


Media Contact: Curtis Prather
Tel: 703-461-1782

Alexandria, VA – Virginia Theological Seminary launched its first recruitment video in over 10 years today through its website ( and social media channels.  

“Forming Leaders for the Episcopal Church” is a concise and entertaining eight minute overview of the many aspects of Virginia Seminary. From the degree and non-degree programs and Field Education opportunities, to campus life and to the continuity of a shared faith, the video offers an important first impression for anyone seeking lay or ordained ministry education.

“It is a fabulous video, which captures the Seminary very well,” said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary. “We are nothing without students, therefore recruitment is very important.”

An introduction for many into the ethos and programs of VTS, “Forming Leaders” is building on the strength and success of the Seminary’s admissions program. In August 2012, VTS welcomed an entering class of 64 new students, with a median age of 27.

“The VTS community is proud and happy to have this new resource to communicate the Seminary’s mission to one and all,” said Janice Sienkiewicz, VTS Director of Admissions. “This new video resource will be an invaluable tool for communicating VTS’s mission to all those who are interested in the future of theological education”

The “Forming Leaders” video will be shared next week with local prospective students who will be visiting the campus as part of the Seminary’s annual fall Conference on Ministry. Registration for our three day Conference on Ministry in February will be available soon. For more information, or to schedule a personal visit, please or contact the Admissions office at

Click here to watch "Forming Leaders for the Episcopal Church."

Founded in 1823, Virginia Theological Seminary is the largest of the 11 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church. The school prepares men and women for service in the Church worldwide, both as ordained and lay ministers, and offers a number of professional degree programs and diplomas. Currently, the Seminary represents more than 42 different dioceses and 5 different countries, for service in the Church.
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