Commencement Awards

At its 121st commencement on May 22, CDSP will give the following awards and prizes:

The Right Rev. Richard Millard Prize for Excellence in Preaching 

The Right Rev. Richard Millard (CDSP M.Div. ’60) is former rector of Christ Church, Alameda; former Bishop Suffragan for the Diocese of California; former alumni director for CDSP; former director of mission development for The Episcopal Church; and retired bishop of the Convocation of American Churches in Europe. 

The Fran Toy Prize for Multicultural Ministry at a Field Education Site 

The Rev. Dr. Fran Toy (CDSP M.Div. ’84, D.D. ’96) is the first Asian-American woman ordained in The Episcopal Church, in 1985, and is a former Director of Alumni/ae and Student Affairs at CDSP. 

The L. Vernon Trabert and Martin L. Graebner Scholar’s Resource Award

L. Vernon Trabert, father of Bertita Graebner, provided both practical funding and presence to the mission efforts of his church. Martin Graebner, father of Michael Graebner, practiced his mission through the use of the original languages of Scripture in everyday settings.

As a memorial to both, Bertita and Michael Graebner established this award to encourage the study of the New Testament in the original Greek.

Kellor Smith Scholarship for Youth Ministry

Kellor Smith is Youth and Family Minister at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, California. The scholarship fund was created in honor of her dedication to youth ministryand her decades of service to youth. The scholarship is awarded to a CDSP seminarian who has demonstrated a special interest in, and talent for, youth ministry.