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2018 Christmas Card

Wishing you Joy This
Christmas Season and
Throughout the
New Year
from the Bexley Seabury
Seminary Community
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NEW! ONLINE COURSE with Julie Lytle begins Feb. 12

Fully Online and Fully Relevant to Any Ministry Setting or Role

"Story-Keeping, Story-Sharing, and Story-Making: Congregational Leadership and Faith Formation"
The Baptismal Covenant invites Christians to participate in the three-fold practice of Story-Keeping (collecting and maintaining the wisdom of a community), Story-Sharing (listening to another’s experience and offering our own) and Story-Making (adding to the communal story by putting faith/ beliefs into action).
Today, a significant portion of the U.S. population does not know the Christian story. In this course, leaders will learn to read their context/s (generational, cultural, ecclesial); to assess individual and communal needs; and to develop skills in the use of appropriate story-sharing methods and media for evangelization and faith formation.

Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 12, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (Central)

Anywhere you can connect to the internet.

LED BY: Julie Lytle

For Academic Credit • CEUs • Enrichment

  • Lay and ordained parish leaders
  • Diocesan teams
  • Interim ministry leaders
  • Lifelong learners
  • Degree students
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Called to Proclaim?
Our Nonresidential DMin in Preaching is Fully Ecumenical
and Designed to Integrate With Your Ministry Responsibilities
Our DMin in Preaching Program: Contextual...Ecumenical...Nonresidential
Are you being called to renew or reshape your preaching ministry? Our Bexley Seabury Doctor of Ministry in Preaching is a unique opportunity to grow in curiosity, openness to the Holy Spirit, synthesis of imagination and reason, and power and authority to proclaim the Word of God.

Offered collaboratively with five nearby seminaries* the Bexley Seabury Doctor of Ministry in Preaching helps you sharpen and expand your skills in understanding, interpreting, and applying scripture to 21st-century living. Faculty, students, and worship all reflect a mix of faith traditions. 

Coursework is anchored in 3-week summer terms in Chicago, and continues throughout the year with work in your home congregation leading to a final thesis project.
APPLY BY FEBRUARY 28 to Begin Studies in June 2019
Summer residency dates, for entering and returning students: June 16 to July 4, 2019.

*Bexley Seabury, Chicago Theological Seminary, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, McCormick Theological Seminary, North Park Theology Seminary
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"Learning from London: Mission and Evangelism in the 21st Century"
ASKING HOW you can bring more vitality to your congregation or diocese?
Learn from seasoned practitioners how congregations in the Diocese of London, UK are thriving with our "Learning from London" travel course led by Jason Fout . Begins/concludes online the spring and meets in London June 1-7, 2019.

OPEN TO ALL—APPLY SOON as space is limited.
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Alumni/Alumnae News
Patrick Burke , who will receive the MDiv in May 2019, was ordained priest by Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows on Dec. 1 at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, a "church plant" in Brownsburg, Ind. As noted on their website, "Rather than being located in one building, Good Samaritan meets in different places around Brownsburg, Avon, Hendricks County, and Indianapolis. As a Church Without Walls, we are focused more on gathering in places where we can serve people in need and where we can engage with people in everyday life. We believe the church is not so much about the building as it is about the people we serve and the people who gather with us. In other words, we’re flexible!" 

Photo by Joelene Johnston

Paul Castelli (Bexley Seabury '16) reflected on the death of President George H.W. Bush for The Living Church . Catelli serves as priest-in-charge at St. George's Episcopal Church, Milford, Mich., and is a professed brother in the Anamchara Fellowship. His piece can be found here.    

Jim Harrison (Seabury-Western '10) is the assistant to the rector at St. John's Episcopal Church in Midland, Mich. His wife, Missy, is the new director of children's and youth ministries at the same church. 

 Erin Hougland (Bexley Seabury '18), has accepted a call as Associate Rector for Community Engagement and Vitality at Trinity Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. She begins her new ministry in May 2019. 

USAF Chaplain Major Mark Juchter (Seabury-Western ’03), in the center of the circle, offers a holiday blessing to a gathering of Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras. Chaplain Juchter serves as the Command Chaplain for Joint Task Force Bravo at Soto Cano.

Randall Warren (Seabury-Western '86) has been named to the slate of nominees for bishop in the Diocese of Northern California. Rector of St. Luke' Episcopal Church in Kalamazoo, Mich. since 2011, Warren perviously served as canon for pastoral care in the Diocese of Chicago. 
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Staff News
President Micah Jackson has announced that in recognition of his increasing workload and role at the seminary, recruiter and digital missioner Jaime Briceño
will now be the Director of Admissions as well. 
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In Memoriam
We have learned of the death of Pamela Mulac (Seabury-Western '74), who died in Arizona on Sept. 23, 2018. Her obituary can be viewed here .

We have learned of the death of Claudia L. Windal (Seabury-Western '81) on June 15, 2018. In Minnesota, she ran the nonprofit Oyate Tawicohan burial service, which often serves the native population.
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