The Strategic Plan committed us to conversations with rectors of parishes. Today, we welcome a group of rectors of Episcopal churches who are all part of the Anglican Communion parishes. Between these rectors they have a membership combined which is larger than many dioceses. They are committed to mission and to growth. We are excited that they are with us.
The Seminary strives to learn from these thriving congregations. What they get right is what we need to get right in our training. We are excited to listen, learn, and support.
Moments like this take considerable organization. I am grateful to Katherine Malloy and Melesa Skoglund, who did many of the logistics. Benjamin Judd of Meriwhether Godsey will be providing many of the meals. Jeff Harre in Hospitality has assisted with the organization of accommodation. Once again the great VTS welcome goes into operation. If you see a wandering Rector, then please do say hello.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President