Friday, February 22, 2019

This week more than 700 will gather at the annual conference of the Consortium for Endowed Episcopal Parishes (CEEP) in Boston. The hosting parish is Trinity Church in Boston, sending parish for seminarian, Hailey Jacobsen. She will be a VTS presence at CEEP along with senior class gift coordinator, Shawn Evelyn. Also representing VTS will be the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrijia who will be promoting The TryTank at the VTS exhibit and Friday luncheon.
CEEP, a premier organization in the Episcopal Church, is a wonderful resource and springboard for conversations and partnerships. Like Virginia Theological Seminary, the Consortium is committed to a bright and hopeful future for the Church. And it brings resources together in ways that positively impact our mission and ministry.  I am especially pleased that our own, Shelagh Casey Brown, Director of Alumni and Church Relations, will assume the position of president of the CEEP board. She has been on the program planning committee and the board, so her knowledge of CEEP’s workings is deep. As board president, she will partner with executive director, Joe Swimmer, in achieving CEEP’s mission of building strategic partnerships. I am very proud of Shelagh for this achievement.
VTS is a member of CEEP and as such, every member of the VTS community is a member of CEEP! Visit the CEEP website to learn more about the resources offered and how you can become better connected. Be sure to also check out our VTS Facebook posts from CEEP – especially those from Hailey, Shawn, and Lorenzo.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
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