Giving Tree 2022 Thank You

Date: December 13, 2022

As our semester comes to a close, I want to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication whether you are a student, or faculty, staff, or family member. Your time and talent are an incredible blessing to those here on campus and off campus.

Through the Salvation Army giving tree program the VTS community came together (about 100 in total) to provide gifts for 80 children. There were those who shopped for gifts, provided funds, assembled bikes, aided in the transport of gifts, and we even had several gifts prayed over at internship parishes. What an incredible blessing indeed. Thank you all for the persistence and endurance of shining your light in this advent season.

Learning the skill to organize such events is a fundamental skill needed in congregational leadership. I am grateful to Dr. Laura Natta and her team for organizing this event. It makes such a difference these events.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President 

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