Grateful for the arrival of the Board of Trustees

Date: May 9, 2023

Today the Board of Trustees gather on the campus. We have a plenary that starts at 1.30pm. Then we have the VTS Board of Trustees, which will be followed by the Board Dinner in the evening. Then tomorrow at 9.30am, we have the GTS Board of Trustees.

It is a complex season. The business of the Board is both serious and difficult. There are budgets to pass; academic reviews to affirm; and decisions about campus repairs that need to be made. These are busy people who do this work. They have many other places they could be. Yet some 32 are gathering on the campus for a two day meeting.

I must admit I do like our Board members. Yesterday I said hello to Bishop Powell and Dorothy, Fr. Cobb and Sheliah, and the Rev. Christine Whittaker. They all had made the journey to be present on the campus. It was lovely to see them. Their commitment to the Seminary is a matter of deep admiration. I am grateful.

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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