Date: December 9, 2022
Yesterday I had some quality time with the students of GTS. They are thoughtful, engaged, and committed. Many are on the high-quality, low-residency MDiv (which I especially admire because many are combining school and work); others are part of residential programs. Our conversation ranged widely.
One request which I hope we can make possible is connecting the students at GTS with the students at VTS. They want to build bridges. They are eager to meet future leaders of congregations. I know President Janettarose Greene has already created opportunities for GTS and VTS students to meet on zoom. Yesterday, I promised that GTS students will have their expenses covered down to Alexandria for an in-person event with VTS students.
The affiliation is all about connection. I am excited as these connections develop.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President