Susan G. McCann

2016 Hal Brook Perry Distinguished Alumni Award Susan G. McCann Alumna, priest of the church, advocate for the dignity of all people. Your ministry at Grace Episcopal Church in Liberty, Missouri has been characterized as justice-making, and the nomination for your award stated, “When I think of Susan, I see someone who truly embodies Jesus’ … read more

Virginia Garrard-Burnett

2016 Durstan R McDonald Teaching Award Virginia Garrard-Burnett Historian, author, professor, researcher. Through your research, teaching, presentations and publications, you have shone a light on religion in Latin America and on the history of Central America. Granddaughter of an Episcopal bishop who was consecrated by John Hines, niece of an Episcopal priest who wrote the […]

Jill Oettinger

The 2016 Charles J. Cook Award in Servant Leadership Jill Oettinger Activist, community leader, visionary, people developer, change agent. When you were interviewing for the Directorship at Good Samaritan and visited the childcare center for the first time, you returned home in tears, saying, “I just want for other people’s children the same quality of […]

Bertha Sadler Means

Educator, businesswoman, civil rights leader. You see the best in others and refuse to contribute less than your very best self to any endeavor. You are an inspiration to your accomplished family, the Austin community, your alma mater Huston- Tillotson College, and your church, St. James’ Episcopal Church, where you and your late husband are […]

John A. Logan, Jr.

Sixty-three years a devoted priest, respected preacher and teacher, carrier of the Gospel to the streets, holder of vast knowledge about the church, you have served tirelessly the Episcopal Church in Texas with your keen intellect, extraordinary discipline and organization, and your deep liturgical understanding. You were reared in the Presbyterian Church in La Grange, […]

Michael Bruce Curry

Powerful preacher, chief evangelism officer, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church. You call the church to change the world “through the power of love,” to join hands with other Christians, people of other faiths, atheists, agnostics and seekers who want a different world. You call the church to the hard work of evangelism […]

Sarah Peet

The 2015 Durstan R McDonald Teaching Award Sarah Peet Innovative Christian educator, insightful child psychologist, fearless Scout troop leader, brilliant Sunday school curriculum-designer, patient production company manager. Theme park designer, hand-washer, tear-dryer, and a legend among the guild of papier-mâché artists. For more than 30 years you have guided the children and youth of All […]

Charles James Cook

The 2015 Hal Brook Perry Distinguished Alumni Award Charles James Cook Priest, educator, mentor, consultant, servant leader. You have blessed Seminary of the Southwest with your 44-year association, beginning with your matriculation to the MDiv in 1971 and continuing to the present as professor emeritus of pastoral theology, sometimes adjunct professor and author of a […]

Susan Rushing

The 2015 Charles J. Cook Award in Servant Leadership Susan Rushing Counselor, chief executive officer of Burke counseling center, church deacon and advocate for person centered care for mental health among the underprivileged. Your influence and dedication to service spans the regional, state, national, and church spheres. Your work to raise the standards of mental […]

Robert C. Schorr

2015 Trustees’ Award

Seminary trustee, diocesan strategist and church planting manager, construction overseer, visionary planner extraordinaire, devoted Episcopalian and friend to Seminary of the Southwest. As a member of the board of trustees, you have given faithful and indefatigable service to this institution for 17 years. Throwing yourself into whatever you do, you have served board governance, strategic planning and dean search committees, and you were appointed executive chair of the board six years ago.