Seminary of the Southwest and the Alumni Steering Committee is proud to announce the Rev. Isaias Ginson, MDiv class of 2010, as recipient of the 2021 Hal Brook Perry award, presented each year at the Blandy Lecture to an alumnus who exemplifies exceptional ministry to parishes, dioceses, and/or specific communities or ministries – locally, regional, or worldwide.
The Rev. Ginson will receive the award at this year’s Blandy Lecture and Symposium on November 10, 2021. Blandy will will feature the Rt. Rev. Hector F. Monterroso, bishop assistant in the Diocese of Texas. Bishop Monterroso will present a talk on ‘Embracing the Multicultural Future of the Church,’ followed by a Continuing Education session (credits available) designed to leave attendees with tangible resources for addressing the opportunities and challenges Bishop Monterroso will highlight. Blandy is being presented free of charge this year.
The Rev. Ginson, a graduate of Seminary of the Southwest , was ordained in the Diocese of Texas in 2010 and subsequently served as curate at Good Shepherd, Friendswood, and St. Stephen’s, Houston. In 2012, Ginson accepted the call to serve as missionary priest and chaplain in the Episcopal Church and School in Guam and Saipan in Micronesia. Four years later, he moved to New York and served as priest-in-charge of St. Margaret, Plainview, and chaplain for Protestant Campus Ministries at Stony Brook University in the Diocese of Long Island.
Recently, the diocese of Texas announced that the Rt. Rev. Andy Doyle, has called the Rev. Isaias Ginson to plant a new congregation to serve the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the Gulf Coast region. He began that role on October 1, 2021.
Ginson was born in the Philippines, obtained both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English and Philosophy from University of St. La Salle, and another master’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of the Philippines. He served as Professor at both universities for more than a decade before he and his wife, Christie, immigrated to the United States in 2002. In his spare time, Isaias practices qi gong, tai chi, and Filipino martial arts.