Presiding Bishop to Visit Nashotah House


Release Date:  12 March 2014

RE: Presiding Bishop to Visit Nashotah House

The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will visit Nashotah House Theological Seminary on May 1, 2014. The invitation was made by the Dean/President the Right Reverend Edward Salmon, Jr at the request of several Episcopal seminarians studying at the House in order that she might become better acquainted with the life, character, and programs of the seminary and its community. Given the untimely and tragic death of one of those students, the Reverend Deacon Terry Star, a second year student from the Diocese of North Dakota who suffered a fatal heart attack on March 4, she has been invited to offer the encomium homily honoring Deacon Star following Evensong.

Deacon Star had served with Bishop Jefferts Schori on the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church. Her visit and homily will give the community unique insights into his promising life of ministry cut short by this tragedy.

Accompanying the Presiding Bishop on her visit will be the Domestic Poverty Missioner, the Reverend Canon Mark Stevenson (NH class of 2000). They are scheduled throughout the day to meet in various events and venues with Bishop Salmon, members of the faculty and administration, including an academic colloquy. In addition they will make a visit to neighboring St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy (SJNMA), which had also invited her and where the late Deacon Star was doing his supervised practice of ministry. Members of the Cadet Corps from SJNMA, including brass players and bagpipers, will join in the Evensong in Adams Hall. The time in Adams Hall will close with the singing of the Seminary Hymn.




About nashotahhouse

Located in Nashotah, Wisconsin, Nashotah House Theological Seminary is the oldest institute of higher education in the state of Wisconsin. Founded in 1842 by a Missionary Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Nashotah House belongs to the Anglican tradition of worship, theology and spirituality. That is, Nashotah House traces her roots to the Church of England and locates herself within the worldwide Anglican Communion. Comprehending the fundamental disciplines of Holy Scripture, Theology, Church History, Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry, the curriculum at Nashotah House not only roots our students in the ancient wisdom of the Church, it prepares and empowers them to communicate the Gospel to the world today.