Our partnership is uniquely suited to train leaders for the future of the Episcopal Church, and as 2019 draws to a close, I ask for your help in doing just that. By making a gift to our theological education fund, you can help limit the student debt accrued by our seminarians and clergy earning advanced degrees. Your generosity will open up innovative new possibilities for their ministry and the future of God’s mission in our region.
Last May, I had the opportunity to attend the Rev. Tim Dyer’s graduation from Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Thanks to the support of donors like you, Tim traveled the road from addiction and a near-fatal automobile accident to earning a master of divinity degree and winning the Episcopal Preaching Foundation Award. Today he serves two rural congregations near the state line where his deep roots and practical, hands-on pastoral leadership show his neighbors how the church and the love of God can matter in their lives.
With your support, we can train even more clergy and laypeople, including our four current seminarians, to serve the people of God in our communities. Please join me in making a year-end gift to help raise up and educate the leaders among us.
Thank you for your commitment to our partnership and its people. May Advent and Christmas bring many blessings to you and those you love.