Date: November 12, 2020
There are many ways one can live out of the vocation as a priest and graduate of VTS. Today, I want to highlight the ministry of our alum and Board member, the Rev. Kimberly Jackson. Rev. Kimberly Jackson, Class of 2010, is a person of firsts. She was the first person of color to be ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and she is now is Georgia’s first ever openly LGBTQ State Senator, representing District 41.
Kim ran on a platform of fighting for a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill, which would protect people from discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and ability. She has also vowed to introduce criminal justice reform, expand Medicaid, and protect voter rights.
She serves as the interim vicar at Church of the Common Ground, which focuses on serving Atlanta’s homeless population. It is extraordinary to witness the positive change VTS alums are making in the world. Please join me in congratulating Rev. Jackson on her historic win.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President