The Rev. Canon Lisa Hines to receive Hal Brook Perry Award

Seminary of the Southwest recently announced that this year’s Hal Brook Perry award recipient will the Rev. Canon Lisa Hines. The Hal Brook Perry Award is conferred upon a graduate of Seminary of the Southwest who exemplifies exceptional ministry to parishes, dioceses, and/or specific communities or ministries – locally, regional, or worldwide. The Rev. Canon … read more

John Hines Day Celebrates Legacy

On October 8, members of the Southwest community, the Board of Trustees, members of the Hines family, and the John Hines Legacy Society gathered on campus to celebrate the legacy and vision of the founder of Seminary of the Southwest, the Rt. Rev. John Elbridge Hines. Bishop Hines had a vision of a seminary “for […]

Southwest announces collaboration with Episcopal Church Foundation

Seminary of the Southwest and the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) recently announced a new significant collaborative partnership impacting Southwest’s investments. Southwest has chosen to invest its $43 million endowment and general funds with ECF’s Endowment Management Solutions (EMS) program. “We are excited about our new missional and financial partnership with Seminary of the Southwest. ECF’s […]

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, […]

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” – […]