Today we offer a very special welcome to new employee Mara Sherman, who joins Virginia Theological Seminary as the Administrative Coordinator of our doctoral programs. Mara brings with her a deep commitment to serving others, having joined us from the Jewish War Veterans of America. She is a warm and collegial presence here at the Seminary. In a few short weeks has already shown what a gift she will be to our doctoral programs and to the Academic Affairs and Student Life department.
“Mara has established herself as a wonderful colleague,” says Ross Kane, Director of Doctoral Programs. “She brings a high level of professionalism as well as a caring heart to our programs.”
Our doctoral students make up about one-third of the VTS student body. These programs are low-residency degrees, with students working full-time in places like parishes, schools, and hospitals while pursuing their doctorates. The students display remarkable commitment, continuing their education while in their ministry vocations. Mara not only brings the skills to administer various aspects of the doctoral programs, but also the warmth and grace to connect with our students even when they live far beyond our campus.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President