Church leaders in communities worldwideThe Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, M.Div. '94, D.D. '01Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church
The Most Rev. Paul Kwong, M.Div. '82Archbishop and Primate, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, D.Min. '11First National Indigenous Bishop of Canada
The Rev. Mario Milian, M.Div. '09First Cuban-American rector at his Florida parish
Over the last few months, Brenda and I have been keenly aware of transitions: saying farewell to friends in New York, doing the many tasks to prepare for a move, then arriving at a new place. Even though our plans were made with great care, unpredictability struck: the lost bag, the delayed truck, and the family emergency that occurred en route! But I can assure you that the hope and excitement surrounding this new vocation as CDSP’s dean and president trumps all the challenges that cropped up along the way.
Faced with the same pressures confronting the Church as a whole and seminary education nationwide, Church Divinity School of the Pacific’s Board of Trustees has decided on a courageous and forwardlooking strategy: Create new models of growth for theological education, building on CDSP’s strength to reach out to new partners and new audiences.
At the only Episcopal seminary west of the Rockies, we have begun an ambitious new era of health and growth.