God Works in Mysterious Ways
Kling's circuitous road to the Beecken Center
God Works in Mysterious Ways
Kling's circuitous road to the Beecken Center

A Modern, Global Missioner

Carson, T'19, defines herself as “a budding pneumatologist."


With visits to 40 countries in her resume, Carson, T'19, defines herself as “a budding pneumatologist.” She wants to explore pneumatological missiology as it presents itself across the Anglican Communion, seeking the manifestation and the presence of the Holy Spirit on a global level through the lenses of both liturgy and hospitality. “I see my ministry as multi-faceted. I have high energy and contagious enthusiasm and I’m ready to get a little bit grungy out in the field.”

Bringing Ancient Words to Life

By Kana Goldsmith


A few years ago, the Rev. Josh Bowron, T’11, began chronicling the sacred texts of the Desert Fathers and Mothers through an unusual art form not found in many religious circles—cartoons.

From Prison to Princeton to Priest

By Kana Goldsmith


This is the story of the incredible journey the Rev. Ricardo Sheppard, T’16, has taken. At nine years of age, he immigrated from Trinidad and Tobago with his Baptist minister parents to the inner-city of Brooklyn, New York. At 17, Sheppard enlisted in the Marines to get away from the church. Just like how gum sticks to a shoe, however, no matter what he did “the call” stuck.

Building Conversations on Race and Social Justice

By Cameron Nations


“If the Episcopal Church was a character from Star Wars, which character would it be?” The Rev. Marcus Halley laughs, a wide grin erupting into a glowing smile as he shakes his head in mock disapproval at my question. I wait for his answer.

Caroline Holmes' Trinitarian Doctrine of Intentional Living


For this University of the South graduate and seminarian, reduce, reuse, and recycle is just another way of describing her Trinitarian doctrine of intentional living and coexistence. 

Doing Something Good for Sewanee


A $1 million gift has provided momentum for the School of Theology’s move back to central campus.

For the Love of the Liturgy


Michael McCain, T'16, loves the liturgy of The Episcopal church and he loves being a parish priest. He is continuing in the tradition in which he was raised—praying, worshiping, and sharing in the Eucharistic feast. It is a tradition that is built to last, and Michael McCain invites you on board.

Education for Ministry—Making a Life-Long Connection


Angela and George Williamson of Brookhaven, Georgia, are deeply involved in the life of the Church in the Diocese of Atlanta. George is a trustee of the University, representing that owning diocese within the governance of the University. Furthermore, the Williamsons are among the latest donors to provide a leadership gift for the School of Theology building project and relocation.

Giving is Fundamental for the Puris


Lifelong Episcopalians, Lombard and Everett Puri attribute their philanthropic orientation to their involvement with the Church; taking a cue from the Gospel of Matthew, "where your treasure is your heart will follow." The Puris believe that giving is a fundamental part of their Christian identity. Read more.

Driven by Hope


This priest turned statesman wants Alabama to lead the change to a better world.

Maria Campbell Finds Joy in Adventure and in Giving


Campbell’s connection with Sewanee began when she was a child, when her father, an Episcopal priest in Columbus, Georgia, organized summer retreats with another family from Milledgeville.

For Love of Science and Religion


Science and religion have nurtured the Rev. Mark William Frazier’s, T'01, wonder in creation equally since he was a boy. Today, as both a scientist and a member of the clergy of The Episcopal Church, Frazier has a passionate reverence for the created world, the process of creation, and the Creator. Read more.

Would You Like Some Jesus With That Coffee?


On Wednesday evenings, an Education for Ministry (EfM) group consisting of young people, ages 26–30, will gather at The Abbey, a combination church and coffee house in the Avondale community of Birmingham.

Seminarians Take the Gospel Around the World

Four international students will expand their ministries this summer with projects that represent not only personal missions but also reflect the commitment of the School to develop mission-oriented leadership in the Anglican tradition.


Four international students from the School of Theology will be expanding their ministries this summer through grants from the Episcopal Evangelism Society. Each project represents not only a personal mission for these students but also a reflection of the commitment of the School of Theology to develop mission-oriented leadership in the Anglican tradition.

Holding Pixels and Spirit in Both Hands


A southerner by birth and now a long-time resident of New York City, EfM graduate Roz Dimon is an artist, interfaith minister, and an Episcopalian. She has begun to incorporate guns into her work and is lobbying for art instead of ammunition.