Date: October 14, 2021
The (still) new VTS website continues to grow and to impress. This week, a new timeline element went live, with information going back to the time before Virginia Theological Seminary was Virginia Theological Seminary. Curated in a beautiful and innovative way by the Seminary Archives and the Communications Office, this exciting section of the site currently has over 100 entries that stretch from 1818 through President Biden’s visit in April of this year. As this component grows, it will evolve into a rich resource for our community and for The Episcopal Church.
Redesigning the Seminary website has given us a great opportunity to spotlight all that we are and all that we do — from our distinguished faculty to the amazing services that our initiatives and centers provide. Naturally, the site continues to accomplish all our basic needs, providing details on 1823, virtual access to Bishop Payne Library, and information about worship, lectures, and events. But thanks to the hard work of an extraordinary team in Communications and staff members who are dedicated content editors, this website does so in a way that really captures who we are.
This site is our shop window. It is an invitation to the world to engage with VTS. This website, which rolled out at the beginning of this year, provides resources for the Church, moves candidates through the applicant process smoothly, and invites visitors to join our community and support the Seminary. I am grateful for this ingenious work and look forward to what comes next.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President