Donyelle McCray Joins Virginia Seminary Faculty


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Alexandria, VA – Virginia Theological Seminary is proud to announce the appointment of Donyelle McCray as Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Director of the Office of Multicultural Ministries. She will begin full time as of July 1, 2013.

“Please join me in congratulating Donyelle on her appointment to the faculty,” said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary. “Donyelle is a gifted scholar and preacher who understands well the world of theological education.”
McCray has been serving this year as the Martha J. Horne Visiting Professor co-teaching “Introduction to Homiletics” this fall. She will also teach "Introduction to the African-American Preaching Tradition” in the spring. In her new capacity as Director of Multicultural Ministries, she will be succeeding the Rev. Joseph Constant who has served as Director of Racial and Ethnic Ministries and Student Life since November 2007. McCray’s work will build on Constant’s significant accomplishments during his more than five years of service.

McCray received her B.A. from Spelman College, J.D. from Harvard Law School and her M.Div. from VTS in 2006. She is currently completing her dissertation as part of the Th.D. program at Duke Divinity School.

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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