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to our next "Learning from London" course—begins online next London Jan. 12-19...closes Oct. 1
Learning from London 3_2018
Learning from London 2018
Learning from London 5_2018
Learning from London 2_2018
were two areas of particular strength in their experience of the course:

"There were so many. Onsite interactions with ministry leaders. Small group and discussion times with other students. Great readings."
"I loved the discussions with the team. Sunday was my favorite day with worship at a local church." 
"Open and honest forum in the vast array of worship options and how to connect with different seekers of the faith."  

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We Will, With God's Help
Annual Matriculation Ceremony Marks Students' Commitments to Growth, Wisdom, and Study
Each academic year, it is a privilege and a joy to participate in the first Evening Prayer service that incoming Master of Divinity and Anglican Studies celebrate together. Following the service, we invite the students as a group “to be received as members of the Bexley Seabury community and pledge, God helping us, to devote ourselves to spiritual growth, wisdom, and study to prepare ourselves as leaders in God’s Church.”

Please join us in praying that each of our students will hear clearly what God is asking of them and embrace it fully.
Anahi Galante 
Tommy Sheppard
Maureen Wood
Gregory West
Amanda Perkins McGriff  
Eric Braun 
Amy Eld Maffeo 
Kevin Powell
Megan Miller  
Jason Fortner 

If you were not present for your class matriculation ceremony, whatever year/s you began your studies, you are always welcome to inscribe your name the next time you visit Bexley Seabury. We would love to see you!
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...Graciously continue in your Church
this love and power to heal...
—Collect for the Feast of St. Luke
The Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, Chair, &
Bexley Seabury Board of Directors 
Invite You to Celebrate

The Feast of St. Luke & Installation of
The Rev. Dr. Micah T.J. Jackson as President

Thursday, October 18, 2018

6:00 p.m. Eucharist | 7:00 p.m. Reception

St. Paul & the Redeemer Episcopal Church
4945 South Dorchester Avenue, Chicago

RSVP to Lynn Bowers: or 773-380-6786
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You or Someone
You Know?
Full-time Staff Position Open
To support our growing student body, we are seeking a full-time Assistant to the Academic Dean. Successful candidates will have a graduate-level degree and/or experience in academic administration in a graduate-level setting, an appreciation for the mission of Bexley Seabury, and a willingness to advance the seminary’s goals. 

Please consider applying or referring someone in your circle.  Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Students in our Master of Divinity and Anglican Studies programs along with some of our staff and faculty members pictured as they began 2018 fall term.
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Called to More?
Consider One of Our
Two Non-Residential
Doctor of Ministry Degrees
> In Congregational Development

> In Preaching

APPLY NOW to begin June 2019
Is it time for you or a priest you know to go deeper? Bexley Seabury DMin programs focus on achieving competence in a specific field of practical knowledge and linking learning to your ministry setting. Our faculty members offer academic and pedagogical expertise in their respective disciplines as well as real-world experience.

DMin in Congregational Development
Courses help you refine your leadership, analytic, and community-building capacities, and apply new insights to your ministry context. All courses are offered as 1-week intensives in January and June. Learning continues throughout the year, in online conversations with your core group, and culminates in a thesis.
DMin in Preaching
Offered collaboratively with five nearby seminaries, this program is fully ecumenical—faculty, students, and worship all reflecting 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.
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Alumni News
From left, Professor Jason Fout, Alum Drew Christiansen, and Director Gary Manning at Drew's ordination to the priesthood on Sept. 13. 
Congratulations to Andrew "Drew" Christiansen (Bexley Seabury '17), who was ordained to the priesthood at St. Mark's Cathedral in Shreveport, La. on Thursday, Sept. 13.  Gary Manning, a Bexley Seabury director and Drew's field education supervisor, was the preacher, and Jason Fout (Seabury-Western '01), Associate Professor of Anglican Theology, served as a vester in the service. 

Drew joined St. Mark's Cathedral as both curate and youth minister in 2017. A native of Saginaw, Mich., Drew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master of Divinity from Bexley Seabury. He is currently studying church history on a part-time basis, online through the Institute of Lutheran Theology.

Congratulations to Patricia Stansfield  (DMin Bexley Seabury '14) on her new ministry. Patricia began serving as rector of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Corona, Calif., in July 2018. She had been rector of Church of the Transfiguration in St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada. 
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In Memoriam
William F. Johnson  (Seabury-Western '64), died on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at his home in Chicago after a long illness. He served Church of the Atonement in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago from 1964 to 2004. Funeral plans are pending. 
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