Welcome to Tuesday. As it happens, I am in Houston. Provided you are discreet, I will share a secret. The Seminary is in the quiet phase of the capital campaign. This means that for the next two years, I will be traveling ten to fifteen days a month. Last week, I was in Chapel Hill; this week it is Houston.
When I travel, I learn about the Episcopal Church. And the news is good. Our alums are highly regarded. Their ministry is appreciated. They are learning the craft and doing the work well. They baptize, marry, and bury the faithful. This is good and important work.
I envy you back on the holy hill. May this week be a week of learning and growth. May there be moments of surprise and questioning. VTS is a good place to be: do please enjoy it.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President