Thursday, October 28, 2010

Yesterday I held a staff meeting. It was my first opportunity to thank the staff who were heroic and effective as they handled the events of last Friday and the weekend. I was grateful that the Chair of our Board of Trustees, Bishop Shand, made the journey over from Easton, Maryland to address the staff. Without exception, the staff made themselves available, worked extremely hard, and demonstrated their skill and competence. It was a moment to marvel at the depth of commitment here at this Seminary.

Today we learn the results of the ATF investigation. Waiting is almost harder than knowing. So we prepare for this moment prayerfully and thoughtfully. We offer to God our anxiety and concern; and we trust in God that ultimately "all things work together for good."

As I promised the staff, a press release with the results of the investigation will be emailed to the VTS Community (probably in the early afternoon.) Then tonight, at 5pm in Scott Lounge, I will hold a Community Briefing, to which everyone is invited.  It will be followed by Evening Prayer.  Let us give God this day.

The Very Rev Ian Markham
Dean and President
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