Counseling alum finds technology aids mental health

Southwest alumna, Stephanie Knott, MA in Counseling ’15, is a Bishop Dena A. Harrison Fellow at Burke serving the mental health needs of people in East Texas. Stephanie is interviewed in an article in the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel about technology as a resource for mental health. More Burke uses the app, myStrength, a resource for anyone … read more

Seminary celebrates sixty-fifth commencement

Friends and family of Seminary of the Southwest’s 24 graduates and three honorary doctorate recipients celebrated the seminary’s sixty-fifth commencement on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Austin. The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of the Diocese of Chicago preached at the Commencement Holy Eucharist. Bishop Lee’s sermon The seminary awarded […]

Soul by Southwest creative journal

The Soul by Southwest creative journal’s editorial team hosted a release party for the Spring 2016 issue of the journal on Friday, May 6. The party featured a gallery of contributors’ artworks and readings of contributors’ written pieces. Situated under the spreading oaks and garden lights overhead, artists delighted the guests with their written and painted pieces […]

“Anglican Women at Prayer”

Anglican Theological Review (ATR) has focused its Spring 2016 issue on “Anglican Women at Prayer” edited by Ruthanna B. Hooke, associate dean of chapel and associate professor of homiletics at Virginia Theological Seminary and Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, dean and president and professor of New Testament at Seminary of the Southwest. Concluding the editors’ comments for […]

Rodriguez wins grant for Latino evangelism

The Evangelical Education Society (EES) has awarded the Rev. Al Rodriguez, interim director of the seminary’s Hispanic Church Studies program, a grant for Latino evangelism. Rodriguez will develop training products to help congregations and dioceses reach second, third and  fourth generation, U.S.-born Latinos. The project, titled American Latino Evangelism Outreach (ALEO), “is motivated by the […]

Southwest’s communications receive awards

Seminary of the Southwest received four Polly Bond awards for communications work produced in 2015 at the recent Episcopal Communicators conference in Portland, OR. Named for Episcopal Communicators’ founding member and accomplished church communicator, the awards recognize excellence in members’ work. Professionals, acting independently, who work in journalism, electronic media, writing, editing, photography and design […]

Hope Benko to lead enrollment office

Dean and President Cynthia Briggs Kittredge has announced the hire of the Rev. Hope Benko to director of enrollment at Seminary of the Southwest effective June 1, 2016. Hope comes to the seminary from All Saints’ Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas, where she has served as upper and middle school chaplain and religion teacher […]

Horacio Pena honored by the City of Miami

Dr. Horacio Pena, senior instructor at Seminary of the Southwest teaching the Spanish language since 1980, received a tribute from the City of Miami “for his achievements as poet, short-story writer, essayist, movie critic and translator from the English and French. We are proud to receive him as Guest of Honor and proclaim him, Distinguished […]

New pastoral theology professor announced

Academic Dean Scott Bader-Saye has announced the hire of Seminary of the Southwest’s new Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, the Rev. Danielle Tumminio, PhD. Danielle is currently serving as chaplain and religious studies instructor at Groton School in Massachusetts. She has served as a priest in parish and chaplaincy settings since 2004. Dr. Tumminio holds […]

Joslyn-Siemiatkoski and Patterson win Conant grants

Dr. Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski and the Rev. Jane Patterson, PhD are two of the 19 winners of Conant Grants from The Episcopal Church for the 2016-17 academic year. The Conant Funds are made available to faculty of Episcopal seminaries to support their research, writing and course development. William S. and Mary M. Conant established the trust […]