William Seth Adams

Quintessential teacher, gracious host, priest of the church, and friend. A craftsman and sculptor of liturgical imaginations, you are fascinated by how imagery shapes our experiences in the church. Born in Arkansas, raised in St. Louis, you earned undergraduate degrees at Washington University and Bexley Hall and a Master’s and a PhD at Princeton University. … read more

Mary Monro MacGregor

Tireless servant of the gospel, trail-blazing Leader, devoted friend to the Diocese of Texas and the Episcopal Church. Your lifelong commitment to the vitality, strength, and impact of congregations and their leaders has earned you the gratitude and admiration of many across the church. You were raised in Houston, Texas, the daughter of the Reverend […]

Ellen Frances Davis

Passionate teacher, ethically engaged scholar, Anglican preacher, biblical interpreter, faithful mentor. Your scholarship brings theological understanding and biblical studies to questions of the public good such as sustainable agriculture, community health, environmental crisis and interfaith relations. You have earned degrees at University of California, Berkeley; Church Divinity School of the Pacific; and Yale University and […]

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’ […]

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 […]