Upcoming special events announced

Jun 10

Seminary of the Southwest announces the guest speakers for its three annual lectures and for Commencement during the 2014-15 academic year.

Sara Miles, founder and director of The Food Pantry and director of ministry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco will deliver the 2014 Blandy Lecture, September 23-24. Miles is author of several books including Take This Bread, which tells the story of her Christian conversion and a call to action from Miles, a former atheist, restaurant cook and writer. Event details and online registration

J. Pittman McGehee, former dean of Christ Church Cathedral who is currently a diplomate Jungian analyst, lecturer, educator, published poet and essayist will present the Payne Lecture on Thursday, February 12, 2015. This annual event honors the Rt. Rev. Claude E. Payne, former chair of the seminary’s board of trustees and bishop of the Diocese of Texas retired.

The Harvey Lecture, which honors the memory of former dean Hudnall Harvey, is hosted annually by the seminarians. The 2015 Harvey lecturer will be James Tengatenga, former bishop of the Diocese of Southern Malawi who has recently been appointed to distinguished visiting professor of global Anglicanism at the School of Theology, University of the South. Bishop Tengatenga will speak on Monday, March 23.

Mariann Edgar Budde, ninth bishop of the Diocese of Washington will preach for the seminary’s commencement at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Austin on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Budde served as rector of St. John’s, Minneapolis for 18 years before being elected bishop. She is the first woman to serve as diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Washington.

Lectures are held on the seminary campus, 501 E. 32nd Street, Austin, Texas. Details will be available on the seminary's website or by calling 512.472.4133.