University of the South brings Sewanee to Louisville

The University of the South
Posted Jun 18, 2024

The University of the South, familiarly known as Sewanee, invites all General Convention attendees to visit exhibit 810. Centrally located, the exhibit includes large-format photography and video to help visitors experience Sewanee’s extraordinary people and places firsthand. Also available at the exhibit are brochures on a range of programs and giveaways that are thoughtful, fun, and practical.

Visitors to the exhibit have the opportunity to meet a large rotating delegation of faculty, staff, and leaders from the University of the South, representing a wide range of disciplines and programs at the University. The Sewanee team welcomes questions and looks forward to meeting as many General Convention attendees as possible.

“While the best way to get to know Sewanee is to come to campus, our General Convention exhibit definitely expresses the spirit of this very special place,” said the Rev. Casey Perkins Director of Alumni, Development, and Church Relations at the School of Theology. “With photography and videos, which can be accessed using a QR code, the exhibit provides visitors the chance to experience Sewanee.”

Programmatic highlights at the exhibit include Education for Ministry (EfM), the School of Theology’s flagship program for lay education, SUMMA theological debate camp for high-school students, and representatives from the Advanced Degree Program for clergy considering a doctorate of ministry or certificate of advanced study.

For those considering a degree program at residential seminary, the leadership team from the School of Theology will be available for informal discussions or scheduled appointments. Attending will be Walker Adams,T’18, director of recruitment and admissions, the Very Rev. James F. Turrell, dean of the School of Theology, Dr. Hannah Matis, associate dean of academic affairs, and the Rev. Dr. Deborah Jackson, T’07, associate dean for community life. Contact information for all University of the South representatives can be found here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

About the University of the South

The University of the South is the only institute of higher education founded and governed by dioceses of the Episcopal Church. The University comprises a nationally recognized College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a School of Letters, and a distinguished School of Theology serving the Episcopal Church. Located on 13,000 acres atop the South Cumberland Plateau in Sewanee, Tennessee, the University enrolls 1,750 undergraduates and approximately 165 seminarians in master’s and doctoral programs annually.

Sewanee General Convention Team

Rob Pearigen, Ph.D.. C’76, P’14, P’17
Vice-Chancellor & President

The Very Rev. Jim Turrell, Ph.D.
Vice Provost and Dean, Norma and Olan Mills Professor of Divinity, Professor of Liturgy
The School of Theology

Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hannah Matis, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Church History
The School of Theology

The Rev. Deborah Jackson, D.Min., T’07
Associate Dean for Community Life
The School of Theology

Walker Adams, T’18
Director of Recruitment & Admission
The School of Theology

The Rev. Casey Perkins, T’22
Director of Church Relations
Director of Alumni & Development
The School of Theology

Terri Williams, C’81
Associate Vice President for Advancement

The Rev. Warren Swenson, T’18, T’20
Associate Director, SUMMA
The School of Theology

Vicki Borchers
Director or Publications and Media Relations
The School of Theology

Mary Catherine Alexander
Assistant Director of Church Relations
Assistant Director of Alumni & Development
The School of Theology

The Rev. Kevin Goodman
Education for Ministry, Executive Director
The School of Theology

Joshua Booher, Ph.D. C’94, T’22
Education for Ministry, Associate Director
The School of Theology

Bobbie Ashley
Education for Ministry, Registrar
The School of Theology

Dawn Baker
Education for Ministry, Controller
The School of Theology

Beth Cavey
Education for Ministry, Trainer in Residence for Mentor Empowerment
The School of Theology

Donna Layne
Education for Ministry, Operations Coordinator
The School of Theology

Beyond the formal Sewanee delegation, many other Sewanee alumni, students, staff, and faculty will be in attendance at General Convention. For more details, visit our website or stop by the Sewanee exhibit. We look forward to seeing you there!