Our Amazing VTS Alumni

Date: June 29, 2023

Today we lift up our VTS Alumni, the 3,300+ amazing women and men who are the heart and soul of the Seminary. They serve throughout the U.S. and in 52 countries throughout the world. Their impact on the church and in their communities is immense. They embody the iconic VTS motto – Go Ye Into the World and Preach the Gospel — through their ministries in churches, dioceses, schools, hospitals and hundreds of other organizations.

As new students enter each August, I can’t help wondering where their journeys will take them in their seminary years, with their first call after seminary, and in the years following. Helping graduating students with placement activities provides a window into this process of discernment that I look forward to each year.

It is a joy to stay connected with our alumni through the years, and to work with the volunteer alumni leaders who help support our work. The Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC) and our Class Stewards play a major role in communication between alumni and the Seminary, and our alums who help coordinate regional gatherings help us broaden and deepen connections on a regional basis. And I’m grateful to the wonderful team in Institutional Advancement who support the work we do with our alumni. Whether on campus or off, at events and conferences, or visiting them in their places of ministry, it is a blessing to be able to see the work and ministry of our alumni, and to support them in their ministries.

Shelagh Casey Brown
Director of Alumni and Church Relations

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