VTS will be headed to Austin, Texas next week for the 2018 General Convention! Faculty and staff attending this year’s Convention will be connecting with alumni and friends from around The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. And while Convention is largely about the governance activities of the Church, it is also very much a time of reunion and celebration.
General Convention presents a unique opportunity to share our story. We will do so through our booth presence in the exhibit hall and through the two VTS dinner events. On Sunday evening, July 8, we will gather with alumni and friends at the LBJ Library and Museum, where guests will hear from Dean Markham about our upcoming Bicentennial plans. The Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold, XV Presiding Bishop will also offer remarks that evening on the importance of residential theological education. Then on Tuesday, July 10, we will kick back at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for VTS Family Night. We will hear from the Dean and others about VTS programs and have an opportunity to celebrate the new publication of A Man Called Mark: A Biography of Bishop Mark Dyer, with author Tom Linthicum and Amy Dyer.
VTS alumni figure prominently in all aspects of Convention – Bishop Andy Doyle and the Diocese of Texas are hosts of Convention; other alumni are present as deputies and bishops, worship leaders and preachers, speakers, and in every other aspect of Convention.
Keep the VTS team heading to Convention in your prayers and look for posts on Facebook and Twitter!
Shelagh Casey Brown Director of Alumni and Church Relations