Wednesday, December 5, 2018

This is a traveling week. The Rev. Dr. Barney Hawkins (the Co-Director of the Capital Campaign) and I made the journey up to Philadelphia to meet with Bishop Frank Griswold; he agreed to be one of our two Chaplains in our Bicentennial Celebration and Campaign. Then we traveled on to Newark to meet with Bishop Carlye Hughes; she agreed to be the second Chaplain. Then one night at home (but fortunately coinciding with our weekly Wednesday Eucharist) before Barney and I fly away to Los Angeles on further campaign travel.

Campaigns require travel. The story of the Seminary needs to be shared. The vision for the next 100 years needs to be outlined. And the story and the vision are exciting. We will continue to raise up leaders of congregations; we will continue to connect with the wider church through Lifelong Learning, the Center for Anglican Communion Studies, and Church and Community Engagement. It is an honor to do this work.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, I am grateful for those who continue to keep the operation of the Seminary functioning so well. Of the many employees who do that work so well, today I would like to recognize Vice President Katie Glover. I have asked her to take responsibility for the Policy Administrative Meeting. I will do everything I can to be present, but Katie is now the chair. She will work with this important group to ensure that issues are aired and decisions are made. Thank you Katie.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President

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