On Sunday night my wife, Lesley, realized she had a very unpleasant bug. On Monday, she was so unwell she was unable to eat and had no choice but to stay in bed. Although the plan was for the Meade Room in the Deanery to host the gathering of Rectors, I called Katherine Malloy and asked for the venue to move both for the sessions and for dinner.
This is where VTS is impressive. It isn't simply when the planned events go well, but when we scramble to adjust to a new reality. Rooms were booked; a sign went up on the Deanery door; Taryn Habberley let Santino Dut know that the set up was no longer in the deanery; Benjamin Judd had to think about how to organize a lovely dinner in the chapel parlor; and so the list of changes goes on. It was all hands on deck.
And the result yesterday was excellence. I marveled afresh at the behind the scenes effectiveness of VTS. Our guests did not see the complications; everything was good. So yesterday I thanked all those who organized this meeting; today I thank all those who helped us reorganize this meeting.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President