Everyone is at VTS for a season. The institution is bigger than any single individual. Nevertheless, we do miss those who decide it is time to move on. The Rev. Dr. Allison St. Louis has decided that 2019 will be her last year of full time service at the Seminary. We are anticipating that she will continue to be connected and work in various ways for the Seminary and this will combine with her private practice. Allison has been here nine years as of March 2019. She has been a priceless, gracious, and outstanding friend and colleague.
She has been responsible for the Contextual Ministry Department (CXM). With skill and talent, Allison has engaged with students as they decide what is their best placement. As issues have arisen, she has spent time with students helping them process the moment or crisis. As a Faculty colleague, she offers wise counsel and guidance.
Allison is a great believer in the community. She would "turn up". She enjoyed getting to know students. She loved our alums. She took an interest in this or that opportunity. As an alum of this Seminary, she came home to be a Faculty member. As she moves on, she know that this place will always be home.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President