Board of Trustees Announcement

At its regularly scheduled May meeting of the Nashotah House Board of Trustees, the Board elected the Right Reverend Daniel H. Martins, Episcopal Bishop of Springfield, to the position of Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. The Right Reverend Edward L. Salmon, Jr., who has served as Chairman since 1996, resigned from the post in order to continue serving as the nineteenth Dean and President of the historic seminary.

“I have loved Nashotah House for most of my adult life,” said Bishop Martins after his election as Chairman, “and I am both honored by this election and deeply optimistic about the role that Nashotah House can play in the formation of leaders for a church in the twenty first century.” The election of Bishop Martins to the office of Chairman marks the first time an alumnus of the seminary has filled that position.

Also at its May meeting, the Board of Trustees elected the Reverend Canon R. Brien Koehler to serve as Secretary of the Board and Mr. Richard L. Schwaab was reelected Treasurer. The Right Reverend Keith L. Ackerman was reelected as Vice Chairman of the Board.  The Most Reverend Robert Duncan, the Right Reverend William H. Love and the Reverend Ralph Walker were reelected to six year terms. The Reverend Edward T. Kelaher, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Mr. Idris George Reid of Nassau, Bahamas, were also elected as trustees.

Founded in 1842 as a mission to the frontier and incorporated in 1847 as “a College of learning and piety,” Nashotah House is a seminary of the Episcopal Church whose mission is the preparation of men and women for ministries in the Catholic Tradition, including: the formation of priests for parish ministry, the continuing education of the clearly, and the education and training of persons for other forms of ministry, both lay and ordained.

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