Virginia Theological Seminary has an important history of being called on to serve the Anglican Communion. It was Archbishop Rowan Williams who reached out to Bishop Mark Dyer for the Windsor Report. Later in 2006 Archbishop Williams reached out to the Rev. Dr. A. Katherine Grieb to serve on the Anglican Communion Covenant. Now as Archbishop Justin Welby starts preparing for Lambeth 2020, he has reached out to the Rev. Dr. Katherine Sonderegger and the Rev. Dr. Robert Heaney to serve on the St. Augustine's Seminary to create resources for those participating in the conference.
The focus of the group is to prepare biblical resources for the meeting. Our two colleagues will play a pivotal role in making sure the Bishops and participants are resourced for thoughtful and Biblical reflection.
Needless to say (but I will anyway), this is a great honor. This is a select group drawn from throughout the Communion who are invited to serve in this role. With Dr. Heaney, we have an authority on intercultural theology; with Dr. Sonderegger, we have one of the leading American systematic theologians. They are exceptional scholars and priests. We are delighted that they have been selected; and we look forward to the result.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President