The Rev. Rachelle Sam ’19 is Associate Dean for Strategic Implementation and Priorities.
Sam received her Diploma of Anglican Studies from VTS in 2019, her Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 2010, and in 2007 she received her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Rice University.
An adjunct priest at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Washington, Sam recently served as the upper school chaplain, director of the social service program, and assistant director of the Skip Grant program at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C.
Sam’s initial focuses will include implementing the Strategic Plan across all Seminary departments, reporting to the Dean and President, and providing summaries of progress to the Board of Trustees, organizing Board committee meetings, and providing guidance to Trustees and representatives. She will also work with Derek Greten-Harrison, director of admissions and housing, to focus on the Seminary’s admissions strategy.
Sam is the first appointment to the VTS faculty from the school chaplaincy world.