Date: May 14, 2021
On behalf of the Virginia Theological Seminary community, I want to congratulate our communications manager, Elizabeth Panox-Leach, who was elected to the Board of Episcopal Communicators. Episcopal Communicators is a diverse group of individuals whose ministry is devoted to communications within the Episcopal Church. The Board consists of laity and ordained who carry out their communications ministry in parishes, dioceses, seminaries, and church-related organizations. They are one body working together to spread the Good News of Christ.
Elizabeth came to Virginia Seminary in late 2017 and has grown the Seminary’s social media reach to over 10,000 followers across diverse platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. She also spearheaded the complete redesign of VTS’ website in more than a decade and has played significant roles in the Seminary’s external outreach, including at the 2018 General Convention in Austin, Texas.
A native Washingtonian and a cradle Episcopalian, Elizabeth, with her husband Colin and their daughter Josephine, are members of St. Monica and St. James in Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Communications from Roosevelt University and a Social Media Management certificate from Georgetown University. Currently, she is completing a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business. We know that Elizabeth will serve out her three-year term on the Board of Episcopal Communicators with excellence, continuing to communicate the good news of Christ in new and exciting ways!
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President