Seminary celebrates sixty-third commencement

Date: 
May 13
Location: 
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Austin

Seminary of the Southwest held its sixty-third Commencement on Tuesday morning, May 13th at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Austin.

Dr. Justo González, Cuban American historian, theologian and author preached at the Holy Eucharist. The seminary awarded honorary doctorates to González, to the Rev. Alejandro Montes, the founding rector of Iglesia Episcopal San Mateo in Houston, Texas, the first Spanish speaking mission to become a parish in the United States, and to Mr. John Jockusch, philanthropist, lay leader and member of St. David's Episcopal Church, San Antonio.

Chair of the seminary's board of trustees, the Rt. Rev. Dena Harrison and Dean and President Cynthia Briggs Kittredge awarded 33 diplomas to seminarians completing the Master of Divinity, MA in Religion, MA in Counseling, MA in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, MA in Spiritual Formation and Diploma in Anglican Studies.

Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS) presented certificates to graduates of their Theological Education for Emerging Ministries program.

Commencement sermon

González honorary degree citation

Montes honorary degree citation

Jockusch honorary degree citation