Seminary of the Southwest Pilgrims Honor Jonathan Daniels

In August 2019, members of the community of Seminary of the Southwest attended the annual Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage in Hayneville, Alabama, in remembrance of Episcopal Church martyr Jonathan Myrick Daniels. One of the most recognized pilgrimages in The Episcopal Church, people from many dioceses and seminaries across the country come to the spot where Daniels, … read more

Southwest Alum Becomes Viral Sensation

When the Rev. David Peters, a Southwest Alumnus (2016) and Adjunct Professor, was called to be church planter in the Austin suburb of Pflugerville, he knew social media would be a critical part of his initial success. “Social media is the new town square and, for better or worse, its where the dialogue takes place,” […]

2019 Matriculation welcomes new students, faculty

On August 25, 2019, Seminary of the Southwest’s incoming class – one of the largest in a decade – formally matriculated during an Evensong service at Christ Chapel. Dr. Scott Bader-Saye, academic dean, preached and the Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, dean and president, presided. Southwest also installed four new faculty members, Marlon Johnson, Dr. […]

‘The ongoing work of goodness, justice, and love…’

On the weekend of August 3-4, 2019, a group of 20 people from Austin area parishes, including St. Michael’s, St. Julian’s, and St. Alban’s, traveled to Brownsville, TX, and Matamoros, Mexico, to provide relief and support, and to bear witness to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the U.S./Mexico border. Included in the group were several […]

Seminarians Learn About the Power of Preaching at PEP

From May 27-31, 2019 three seminarians from Seminary of the Southwest and six students in the Iona Collaborative joined 56 faculty-nominated seminarians and students in local formation programs, representing 17 Episcopal seminaries and Anglican Studies programs in the US and Canada, at the Preaching Excellence Program (PEP), the annual preaching conference presented by the Episcopal […]

Southwest Voices Heard at Lights for Liberty

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty, along with organizers worldwide, brought hundreds of thousands of people to 818 locations including detention facilities across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants. In Austin, local efforts were focused on gathering at the T. […]

Southwest Student, Alumnus Serve At Rural Alabama Summer Camp

For a week this June, rising Seminary of the Southwest senior Andrew “Drew” Brislin and Southwest alumnus the Rev. Seth Olson (MDiv ’13) served together as chaplains for Sawyerville Summer Day Camp in rural Alabama. Sawyerville, a ministry of the Diocese of Alabama, seeks to “create opportunities for children and youth in Hale County” – […]

Class of 2019 Graduates From Southwest

Bishop Carlye Hughes: “The greatest gift that you can bring is yourself.” Seminary of the Southwest held commencement ceremonies on May 21 and 22 – an evening service of Holy Eucharist on Tuesday and a morning prayer service with the 68th Commencement exercises on Wednesday – to recognize and celebrate graduating students and award degrees […]

Kathryn “Kai” Ryan Ordained Bishop Suffragan of Texas

The Rt. Rev. Kathryn “Kai” McCrossen Ryan, Seminary of the Southwest alumna and current seminary trustee, was ordained and consecrated as 11th bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Texas on June 1, 2019, at a festive Eucharist service at Westover Hills Church of Christ in Austin. The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of […]

Jennifer Owens-Jofré Appointed Director of Latino/Hispanic Studies

Dr. Jennifer Owens-Jofré has been appointed the new director of Latinx Studies and Assistant Professor at Seminary of the Southwest, following a meeting of the Board of Trustees on May 21, 2019. “We welcome Dr. Jennifer Owens-Jofré into the position of professor and director of Latino/Hispanic Studies,” said Dr. Scott Bader-Saye, academic dean. “Her training […]