Date: May 19, 2021
The Wednesday after Commencement is a pause in our schedule. We take a break to be together. It is our chance to honor each other. We gather to appreciate our employees.
The greatest gift we all have is the gift of our time. We have one precious life to give. The eight hours of work each day is the heart of our time on planet Earth. We are doing well as a Seminary, and this performance is made possible by your generosity – the way you give faithfully to this place each and every day.
So, our program is simple: we are gathering to learn about our reparations program. Then there will be a construction update. The day is short and finishes early. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. So thank you – thank you everyone of you. This place would not be the place it is without your presence and hard work.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President