Sitting in the Refectory, perhaps in 1823, perhaps in the Flamingo, you will find members of the Board of Trustees. These women and men travel in from around the country to serve in a volunteer capacity and ensure that this Seminary is appropriately governed. Their task is simple: they need to ensure that the strong institution we inherited from the past is equally strong going into the future.
Today starts with a plenary where the broad contours of Seminary life is discussed. The Bicentennial Campaign will be the focus of deliberation and attention. Then the various committees meet. Finance will receive an unmodified or clean audit (well done, our staff in Finance); Buildings and Grounds will deliberate on the state of the campus; the Trustees Committee will consider future Board members; and so the list goes on. Every aspect of the Seminary is considered and examined.
I am proud of the hardworking Trustees that we have at Virginia Theological Seminary. They really care about the place. For that, I am deeply grateful.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President