Dr. Mitzi Budde will receive the Washington Theological Consortium’s annual Ecumenism Award tonight at Wesley Theological Seminary. She will also be presenting the annual Figel lecture, Communing with God and One Another: A Theology for Lived Ecumenism. She is a leader in the National Council of Churches’ projects on racism and mass incarceration, as well as co-editor and author of numerous books and articles on ecumenical dialogue, ethics, and congregational practice. This lecture promises to challenge attendees to explore aspects of ecumenism that will deepen every Christian’s life and every congregation’s practice.
Before joining the faculty at VTS in 1991, Mitzi served as the library director at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. She is a deacon of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and serves under the call of the ELCA to ecumenical ministry at VTS. I am so proud and pleased she will be honored tonight.
I encourage you to take this opportunity to come into DC this evening to see her awarded and hear her presentation. You won’t be disappointed.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President