Summer Leadership Lecture Series Announced


Media Contact: Curtis Prather
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Alexandria, VA – The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) announced today the Leadership Lecture Series for Summer 2013. Required for D.Min. students, these lectures are also open to registration by the general public.

Summer Schedule:

June 19 - “Cultural Liturgy” by Dr. Andrey Shirin (pictured), Director of Transformational Leadership at John Leland Center for Theological Studies.

June 26 - "The Middle Realm, the Creative Process, and the Creator in Religious Education” by the Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman, Senior Fellow at the Center for the Theology of Childhood.

July 3 - “Pastoral Care in Crisis” by the Rev. Kathie Adams-Shepherd, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Newtown, Connecticut

Each lecture will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on the Virginia Seminary campus. Registration for those not in the D.Min. program is $20 per lecture. Dinner is included in the registration.

The D.Min. program at VTS is led by the Rev. David Gortner, Ph.D., director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and professor of Evangelism and Congregational Leadership, and Dr. Kathy Brown, acting associate director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. Application forms and details about the program can be found on our website,

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, in service of the Church.
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