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Perry class 2_June 2019
June term students in our "Reimagining Congregations in Mission" course, led by alumna Bonnie Perry who, as of June 1, is bishop-elect for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan.
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THANKS TO GENEROUS GIVING, Bexley Seabury continues a150-plus-year tradition: top-quality advanced theological studies for leaders called to ministry, taught by world-class scholar-practitioners.

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VISIT WITH US at the Big Province V Gathering
4 Ways to Connect with Our Team—
and Support Yours
Friday & Saturday, July 12-13 in Kalamazoo
1: MEET ONE-TO-ONE in Kalamazoo at Your Convenience

Bexley Seabury President Micah Jackson and Director of Distributive and Lifelong Learning Initiatives Julie Lytle will anchor our seminary team at the Big Province V Gathering in Kalamazoo. They are eager to share ways the seminary can help your community grow spiritually and theologically while gaining new skills. Click the button below to schedule a time via email—or stop by our booth Friday–Saturday where we'll have goodies on hand.
Micah Jackson, MDiv, MTS, PhD
Julie Lytle, MDiv, PhD
Kate Gillooly DMin CD '19
Kate Gillooly, MAM, DMin
2: "I'M CALLED, TOO!" 
Worshop 28 | Fri. 7/12, 1–2:30 p.m.
Join  Kate Gillooly  (Bexley Seabury '19) fo r an engaging exploration of how lay leaders are called to serve—and how we can support their discernment process and their ministries.

Kate's dramatic presentation and guided discussion are based on her recently completed doctoral thesis, directed by Professor Emeritus  John Dally .

We hope to see you there!
3: LEARNING FROM LONDON  Workshop 54 | Sat. 7/13, 10:30 a.m.–Noon
In one of the most diverse, post-Christian cities in the world, the Diocese of London, in the Church of England, has found surprising ways to reimagine and revitalize congregations. What do they know that we don't? 

Jason Fout  will share his research and his experience teaching an immersion course that challenges students to translate Diocese of London strategies to their local ministry settings.

All welcome, including seasoned clergy and lay leaders—come and learn!  
Jason Fout S-W '01
Jason Fout, MDiv, MTS, PhD
4: VISIT OUR BOOTH Friday & Saturday

Come and see how Bexley Seabury is living into its call to be a  "21st-century seminary beyond walls" —and learn about new ways we are supporting the church and its leaders, both established and emerging.
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Are You or Is Someone You Know
a Prospective MDiv student?
APPLY NOW to Begin Studies This Fall
Global Anglicanism June 2019
Perry class 1_June 2019
Our Non-Residential MDiv Program Makes Ministry Possible for More Entrepreneurial Leaders—SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Bexley Seabury offers one of the most innovative accredited Master of Divinity programs in North America. Student-friendly scheduling of on-campus classes plus smart use of technology allows for a rich learning experience while offering the flexibility needed to fulfill professional and family responsibilities.

  • Non-residential format makes study possible for more students
  • Continuous, in-depth spiritual formation
  • Extended field education close to where students live
  • A mix of master's- and doctoral-level courses
  • Participation in a welcoming and diverse learning community
  • Taught by scholar-practitioners who are distinguished in their fields

The forward-looking curriculum emphasizes contextual learning and cultivating leadership skills for 21st-century ministry.

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51st Annual UBE Business Meeting & Conference

Monday–Friday, July 22–26, 2019 in Los Angeles
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UBE Members and Allies—President Jackson wants to know: How can Bexley Seabury support your ministry?
The seminary needs your insights and guidance to fulfill its mission, to raise entrepreneurial leaders for the church. President Jackson will be on hand July 22–26 at the 51st UBE Business Meeting and Conference to listen, learn, and collaborate with you and your team.

SET A DATE to meet with President Jackson at your convenience.
VISIT OUR BOOTH Tuesday–Friday

PLEASE STOP BY to say hello and learn how Bexley Seabury's degree, diploma, and lifelong learning programs can support you and your colleagues. We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!
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Step Up to New Skills & New Insights

These Fall 2019 courses may be taken for CEUs or for Enrichment (audit) from $495.

> God and Mammon led by Eileen Shanley-Roberts
This three-part course that addresses financial literacy skills for church leaders. Modules may be taken individually: 1) theology of resources and stewardship; 2) theologically informed personal financial management; 3) institutional financial stewardship.

> Constitutions and Canons led by Tom Ferguson
This online-only course covers the basics of the canons and polity of the Episcopal Church. This course meets ordination requirements in the Episcopal Church.

> Church History led by Tom Ferguson
This foundational course will cover significant developments and influential figures from the early church to the present.

SEPT 13-14, OCT. 11-12, NOV. 8-9
> Nostalgia Versus the Reign of God: Sunday Morning Smack-Down led by John Dally
Many Christian communities are stuck in time, their common life bound by the vision of what Christian life and worship required when cornerstones were laid. Buildings and language both reinforce a message of hierarchy and exclusivity fundamentally opposed to Jesus' radical hospitality and call to discipleship. Course participants will examine the language and behavior of their communities, asking whether they draw the reader/listener toward the reign of God or invite them to reside comfortably in the religion of the past.

SEPT. 20-21, DEC. 6-7, online in between
> Anglican Liturgy and Music: Development and Theology led by Milner Seifert and Therese DeLisio
This introductory course explores the principles and practices of Anglican worship with a particular focus on the Episcopal Church. The course will cover the nature of worship and the history of its evolution; and the theology and use of music in worship.

SEPT. 27-28, OCT. 25-26. NOV. 22-23
> Anglican Theology and Ethics led by Ellen Wondra
Learn about the distinctive history of Anglican theology and its dynamic, diverse, contemporary practice.

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Alumnae/Alumni and Student News

Allie Heeter (Bexley Seabury '19) is now Curate for Children’s, Youth and Family Ministries at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Cleveland. A native of Cleveland Heights, Heeter did her field education internship at Christ Church in Hudson, Ohio. MORE HERE

Copeland Johnston  (Seabury-Western '06) has been called as rector of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Wausau, Wis. He had been an academic at the University of Utah and served St. Mary's in Provo, Utah. 

Ordained in the Diocese of Utah to the diaconate in October 2018, Johnston was ordained to the priesthood April 27, 2019 at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Salt Lake City Utah.
TOP: Copeland Johnston (center) at his priesthood ordination on April 27, 2019. To his left is fellow ordinand Gill de Azevdo, and to his right Elizabeth Harden, ordained to the transitional diaconate.
2nd PHOTO: Johnston with three of his acolytes at St. John's on his first Sunday as their rector.
Melody Purdue with Stephen Smith, PEP faculty member and EPF board member after receiving her PEP Certificate of Completion.

MDiv student Melody Purdue participated in the 2019 Preaching Excellence Program (PEP), May 27–31 at the Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond, Va. The program is
underwritten by the Episcopal Preaching Foundation to improve, support, and enhance the level of preaching in the Episcopal Church.

Further to the item above, among program faculty members guiding Melody Purdue and her peers at PEP 2019 last month were Angela F. Shepherd (Seabury-Western '96), rector at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta and George “Tripp” Hudgins (Seabury-Western '04, '08), Bogard teaching fellow at CDSP and instructor in homiletics and liturgy.
Angela Shepard
Tripp Hudgins
In Memoriam
We have received word of the death of Donald M. Hulstrand (Bexley Hall '53, '72), who was the 9th Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Ill. MORE HERE
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