David Marker

David Marker is a management professor, consultant, and first-year postulant to the permanent diaconate at the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry (BKSM) in Topeka, Kansas. He started his postulancy in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and was accepted in to the Diocese of Kansas in June of 2014. David enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He only engages in deep theological discussions with his colleagues at BKSM after having his ideas vetted by Ezekiel – his golden retriever mix.

Read David’s comments on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for 4 Easter (B).

Elizabeth Hadaway

Elizabeth Hadaway is a student at Virginia Theological Seminary and a postulant in the Diocese of West Virginia. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford (writing as Leigh Palmer), she is the author of “Fire Baton” (University of Arkansas, 2006).

Read Elizabeth’s comments on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for 3 Easter (B).

Carol Morehead

Carol Morehead, a candidate for holy orders from the Diocese of West Texas, is in her second year of study at Seminary of the Southwest, in Austin. Before seminary, Carol engaged in ministry in many ways for many years, most recently as the lay ministry coordinator at her home parish. She is a poet, writer, and sometimes musician who loves to travel and ask questions. The mother of three sons – two in college, and one in middle school – and wife to a psychodynamically oriented psychiatrist, she also has two cats and two big dogs. She and her family enjoy Led Zeppelin, jazz, soccer and pizza!

Read Carol’s comments on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for 4 Advent (B).

Rae Hadley

Rae Hadley is completing her first year of seminary at the Episcopal Theology School at Claremont, Calif., and attends St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Fullerton, Calif. She is a psychologist and works as a clinical case manager.

Read Rae’s comments on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for 3 Advent (B).

Joel O. Atong

The Rev. Joel O. Atong is currently an M.A. senior student at Virginia Theological Seminary. The Rev. Atong is a priest from the Anglican Diocese of Mombasa, Church of the Province of Kenya, and vicar-in-charge of St. Paul’s Kiembeni Parish. Since becoming vicar eight years ago, his parish has grown from about 400 members to over 1,600. He also serves three other daughter churches with an average attendance of 500 people. He intends to go back to Kenya once he finishes his studies in May 2012.

Read his comments on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for the Last Sunday of Pentecost / Christ the King (A).

Jabriel S. Ballentine

Jabriel S. Ballentine is a seminarian at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, from the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands. He is also a writer and preacher.

Read Jabriel’s comments on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for Proper 28 (A).

Kyle Oliver

Kyle Matthew Oliver is a senior at Virginia Theological Seminary, where he coordinates the Forum Hour. Trained in engineering physics and technical communication, his interests include the conversation between theology and science and the ethical implications of technology. He administers the resource site Into All the WWWorld.

Read Kyle’s comments on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for Proper 25 (A).

Rhian Roberts

Rhian Roberts is a 23-year-old seminarian at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She grew up in Philadelphia and is supported by the Diocese of Pennsylvania. She has lived in Israel and studied Judaism at Smith College.

Read Rhian’s comments on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for Proper 24 (A).

Jennifer Landis

Jennifer Landis is a candidate for holy orders from the Diocese of New York and a third-year Master of Divinity seminarian at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Prior to seminary, Jenny worked as a lobbyist and in government relations in New York City. During her time at Yale, Jenny has experienced a growing interest in parish ministry along with hospital chaplaincy and mission work in Haiti.

Read Jennifer’s comments on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for Proper 22 (A).

Joslyn Schaefer

Joslyn Ogden Schaefer hails from coastal North Carolina and is completing her Master’s of Divinity at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. A graduate of Davidson College, she continued her liberal arts education through work in government, business, and non-profit sectors before discerning a call to the priesthood. Her interests include ministry with Hispanic peoples, pastoral care related to trauma, and homiletics.

Read Joslyn’s comments on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for Proper 21 (A).