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Faculty Retreat

Date: January 22, 2024

It is our practice to have a Faculty Retreat in January. We are midway through the academic year; it is the start of a new calendar year; and it is pause between semesters. We gather our thoughts, reflect, discuss, and share. With our accreditation visit looming in February, this is an important moment.

Unfortunately, I was still recovering from my operation. So I missed the start, which involved a Eucharist in the Chapel followed by some relaxing play in the Flamingo. The health benefits of play are considerable: play enables us to see each other in a different light. I am sure it was a fun evening.

Today the focus is work. As we embark on our third century of service, we need to think about our role as a Faculty. So, the focus is on collegiality and community. How can we work effectively and faithfully together?

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and the President of The General Theological Seminary

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