Archives for April 2000

Matthew Kemp

Meet Matthew Kemp, seminarian for the week of May 7-13, 2012

Matthew is a second-year Master of Divinity student at Nashotah House Theological Seminary and a nominee for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Chicago. He and his wife Alethea have been married for almost two years, and are expecting the birth of their first child in May.

Read all Matthew’s comments on the RCL readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter (B).

Anne Thatcher

Anne Thatcher hails from Walla Walla, Washington, where she is a member of the Diocese of Spokane. She currently attends the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, where she spends her precious free moments cycling, hiking with her large labradoodle and tango dancing. Anne spent the fall of 2012 as an exchange student at Westcott Theological College in Cambridge, U.K., and she is currently working on a research project on Episcopal Church discernment processes.

Read Anne’s comments on the RCL readings for 5 Easter (B).

Read Anne’s comments on the RCL readings for 23 Pentecost, Proper 26 (B).

Read Anne’s comments on the RCL readings for 2 Lent (C).

Read Anne’s review of William H. Willimon’s “Thank God It’s Thursday” (Abingdon, 2013)

JK Melton

JK Melton is a senior at General Theological Seminary and is a postulant to the priesthood in the Diocese of Colorado. He has just returned from the Diocese of Central Tanganyika, where he spent the summer learning about life in rural Tanzania and the Anglican Church there, thanks to General Seminary’s new FAR and Wide Scholarship in Mission and World Wide Anglicanism. Although he and his wife live in Long Island, his heart is in the Rocky Mountains, where he loves skiing and hiking. He taught middle school social studies and worked in youth and young adult ministry prior to entering seminary.

Read JK’s comments on the RCL readings for the Third Sunday of Easter (B).

Read JK’s comments on the RCL readings for the Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost (B).

Elaine Thomas

Meet Elaine Ellis Thomas, seminarian for the week of April 9-15, 2012.

Elaine is a second-year student at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, pursuing an M.Div. degree. She lives in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, with her husband, two giant dogs, and a cat, and commutes home from New Haven most weekends during the school term. Elaine is a member of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Lancaster in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. She worked for many years as an organist and choirmaster throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and was director of Human Resources at Episcopal Community Services in Philadelphia before finally pursuing her call to ordained ministry and entering divinity school. Elaine has a particular interest in preaching, teaching, and reconciliation ministry in its many forms.

Read Eliane’s comments on the RCL readings for the Second Sunday of Easter (B).

William Daniel

Meet William O. Daniel, Jr., seminarian for the week of April 2-8, 2012′

William is a candidate for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, completing a year of Anglican Studies in Nashotah House Theological Seminary. William is also a Ph.D. candidate in theology at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He has served in full-time ministry as a lay leader in the Episcopal Church for over eight years and for one year as a hospice chaplain. He looks forward now to returning to parish ministry upon his ordination.

Read William’s comments on the RCL readings for Easter Day (B).