Lent 2013 Vol. 29, No.3
Things Old and New: The Story of
Nashotah House Press
Mr. Ben Jefferies, ’14 ashotah House Press was born as a result of a happy confluence of a handful of rather prosaic circumstances:
1. I have a limited background in graphic design and helped my father self-publish a book in the summer of 2011, and so became acquainted with printon-demand. 2. One morning in chapel Fr. Steven Peay exhorted us to get acquainted with Lancelot Andrewes’ Private Devotions. Copies of the book online were rather expensive but a friend here, Mr. Tyler Blanski, ’14, suggested printing it (he had seen my dad’s book). 3. I hate reading things on screens; I am a lover of a good codex in the hand. 4. I had been in need of a hobby; something to turn to when a break is needed from studies. 5. I then recalled books I have seen which were facsimiles of older books – like what Wipf & Stock produces – and realized: I could do that! So I downloaded a scan of the book, re-set the pages, designed a cover, and asked if anyone would like a copy. 6.
About two dozen friends and fellow students replied they would, and so the business was born!
A polymath named Deacon Nathaniel Kidd, ’12, introduced me to a handful
of forgotten Anglo-Catholic titles which would be excellent to have back in print, and then the vision was cast: digging up great old books from the Anglican tradition and making them available to students once more for cheaper than they could otherwise get their hands on them. Plus, small bonus: each title more than pays for itself, so I get to make a little money to keep food on the table (and to buy more books!). I am not the first to have the idea. There are many companies online whose business is re-printing bookscans, but the difference between them and NHP is that I take care to set the pages nicely and to design an artistic cover. Also, after many experiments, I have found the best bindery to work with, the size book I like most, and most importantly they have creamy pages! If you have ever read a book printed on brilliantwhite (as most re-prints are), you know how sterile and miserable it can be. The quality of the content of these books is such that they deserve better and so, I found better. The Tractarians devoted a lot of time themselves to the revival of old texts, editing and re-publishing them, and have been my inspiration and spring-board for diving into specific works. Among the titles now in print are Keble’s edition of Hooker’s Laws, Newman’s edition of Thomas Aquinas’ Catenae on the Gospels, and Pusey’s collection of patristic quotations on the nature of Christ’s presence in the Eucharist. Also in print by NHP are some lesser known works by such figures as the sixth bishop of Milwaukee, William Webb, and the instigator of the ChicagoLambeth quadrilateral, William Reed
Huntington. Occasionally I will ask a professor who has a known interest in the title to write a small preface for the book. Slowly, the selection available through NHP is growing. It takes a couple hours to format a book nicely, so I am currently turning out about one every two weeks.
This is not the first Nashotah publication. In the late 1800s via The Nashotah Scholiast, the 1920s’ The Cloister, and again in the 1960s by The Nashotah Review Nashotah House was responsible for a journal-cum-magazine. In the early 2000s, Fr. Thomas Holtzen, ’03, and Ms. Chardy Booth published some lectures given by the Rt. Rev. N.T. Wright at the House. I am sure seeing this latter work in the bookstore seeded my imagination on things. Regarding the future, it is a dream of mine that NHP might bloom from a facsimile-production to a fullblown proper press, like St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, only with Anglican rather than Byzantine leanings and publishing fresh editions of Anglican texts, monographs from professors around the Anglican Communion, and other titles. In the meantime, I thank all those who have already supported the NHP especially Ms. Chardy Booth whose willingness to work with me and help sell the books has become invaluable. Look for all the Nashotah House Press books in the Mission Book Store for the flatrate of $15 per book or on-line at www. NashotahHousePress.com for a few dollars more. Also, should you like to see a particular lost title back in print (>95 years old), I welcome your suggestions at Ben.email@example.com.
Palm Sunday & Holy Week Schedule March 24 – 31, 2013 PALM SUNDAY
4:30PM Palm Sunday Blessing of palms, procession, and Solemn Evensong
7:30PM Garwood Anderson, PhD lecture on “The Passion of Our Lord According to Luke”
7:30PM The Rev. Canon Arnold Klukas, PhD lecture on “The History & Rituals of Holy Week”
7:30PM Service of Tenebrae sung by the choral scholars in St. Mary’s Chapel
5:00PM Mandatum, Solemn Eucharist and procession, followed by an all-night vigil in St. Sylvanus chapel
1:30PM Solemn Liturgy with reproaches, devotions at the Cross, and reception of the pre-sanctified gifts
12:00PM Liturgy of the Word 7:30PM The New Fire, Great Vigil and Solemn Eucharist of Easter Easter Feast – immediately after the Easter Vigil and Eucharist Please visit nashotah.edu for more information
Academic Convocation 2012: History and Relationships
A Lenten Meditation Pray, Fast, Give Alms
Student Life Feature A Nashotah Pilgrim
Mr. David Bumsted, ’13
The Rev. Canon R. Brien Koehler, ’76
The Rev. Canon Arnold Klukas, PhD
Faculty Feature Call to remembrance
Canon Dr. Joseph A. Kucharski, ’04
The Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch, STS
Staff Feature Repent and Return to the Lord
Alumni Feature Rending the Heart
The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, ’85
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The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr.
The Rev. Andrew J. Hanyzewski, ’09 Mrs. Jeneen Floyd
Mrs. Bliss Lemmon
Photographers Mr. Nat Davauer Mrs. Bliss Lemmon Mr. Gabriel Morrow, ’14
In keeping with Joel 2:1213, our cover invokes an image of being called to “return to the Lord” through worship in this Lenten season.
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The Inaugural Jackson Kemper Classic A Charity Golf Event Benefitting the
Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run
Save the Date June 20-22, 2013
Kohler, Wisconsin Featuring:
Thursday evening: Dinner and Rare Scotch Tasting at Riverbend Friday: Tournament at Blackwolf Run (Rated # 15 public golf course in America by Golf Digest, 2011) Friday Evening: Kemper Gala Dinner at Riverbend SATURDAY MORNING: Tournament at Whistling Straits (Rated # 3 public golf course in America by Golf Digest, 2011) Accommodations at The American Club or Riverbend Space is extremely limited Packages and weekend extensions available Corporate Sponsorships available For details and advance registration, please visit give.nashoth.edu. Please contact Mr. John White, Kemper Classic Event Manager, at 404.310.7176 for additional information.
The Right Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr. Dean of Nashotah House Theological Seminary
Dear Friends, On Ash Wednesday, just before the ashes are imposed, the celebrant says the following prayer: “Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth: Grant that these ashes may be to us a sign of our mortality and penitence, that we may remember that it is only by your gracious gift that we are given everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Savior” (BCP 1979, 265). This prayer helps us prepare for the gracious gift of God’s love at Easter as we remember that it is through the Cross that this gift is given. It is God’s work and His alone. We have done nothing to earn it or deserve it; just as St. Paul reminded the Church at Rome, “But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). As we continue to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the founding of Nashotah House, we do so by remembering that it is by God’s gracious gift that we are given everlasting life. Knowing this and internalizing this makes us missionally minded. The good news of Christ, and our role as missionaries, is the attitude that has permeated our celebration. Bishop Kemper along with James Lloyd Breck, William Henry Adams, and John Henry Hobart, Jr. braved the wilderness to establish the House as the “mission to the western reaches” in 1842. Others have built on that heritage for 170 years and given it to us so that we, too, may be faithful stewards. The faculty, the trustees, and myself agree that we are still The Mission and that our mission is unchanged—to raise up a faithful priesthood for the Church in the catholic tradition of Anglicanism. At the
same time, we have a new wilderness— namely, an increasingly secular culture and a divided Church. This is the new frontier. We believe that the classical education offered by the House, along with a community in Christ of great diversity living peacefully together, is a profound preparation for the new wilderness. In this context we can examine the values and world view of the secular culture and empower our students to speak to it in a compelling way. Our graduates will go on to transform the world, preaching Christ crucified and resurrected. Thankfulness for all that we have been given requires that we be good stewards at all levels. Faculty additions have strengthened our academic talent and a part-time chaplain has strengthened our support for our seminarians. A major overhaul in Development has increased the financial support of the House as well as the number of donors. We continue to recruit students for our residential and hybrid distance programs. Relationships with alumni and parishes are being rebuilt. We are currently reorganizing our administrative structure to make it more efficient and effective. We are re-examining our current contracts in a number of areas for financial savings. All of this will give us the internal structures we need to expand our work. Our vision for the House is a missionary vision. It was Bishop Kemper’s vision for raising up priests and lay leaders for service on every frontier. Our new Covenant with St. Stephen’s House, Oxford, offers exciting possibilities for students and faculty alike. We have the possibility of working with Anglican
dioceses in Africa to help develop theological education in a decidedly Nashotah model. We are also working on a partnership with The Anglican Digest, enabling the gifts of the House and its faculty to be more widely known. We are working more closely with The Living Church as well and plan to host a major conference here next year with them. The Rev. Steven Peay, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, is considering the possibility of new degree programs in Spiritual Direction and Anglican Studies. The new space in Adams Hall also enables the House to sponsor various events, such as the two-day conference, “Men and the Church: Is there a Future?” offered last November in partnership with Mr. Jay Crouse and Fr. Gary Wilde from the Diocese of Southwest Florida. Nashotah House is The Mission. Come join us. Pray for us. Support our work. Yours Faithfully in Christ,
Nashotah: Charting a Steady Course The Right Rev. Daniel H. Martins, ’89 11th Bishop of Springfield Letter from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees
s a very young child, I took a great interest in watching my father drive our family automobile (the earliest I remember being a pink 1947 Studebaker). I was puzzled by that fact that, even when the road was perfectly straight, his hands were always gently turning the steering wheel very slightly, first one way, then the other, and back again. When I became a driver myself, I understood why this is so. There are always several forces that are working to draw the vehicle off its course—the pitch of the road, the condition of the tires, wind, the alignment of the wheels, etc. Most of the time each of these forces is small and subtle, but left to their own devices, they will quickly divert an automobile off the road and into disaster. So a driver has to be constantly making small course corrections just to stay on a straight road. There is an ongoing, albeit unconscious, movement of returning to the right course. Sometimes our course corrections are more overt and conscious. Without losing control of the car, we make a wrong turn or miss an exit and have to take some compensating action. Invariably, this involves looking at a map (or listening to GPS voice instructions), applying the brakes, and turning the steering wheel hard in the appropriate direction. We are, once again, returning to the right course after having seriously strayed. Lent is an opportunity to be grateful that the God whom we serve encourages LENT 2013
course corrections, whether small and habitual or large and intentional. It is also an opportunity to rejoice (in a very Lenten way, of course) that the spiritual foundations of Nashotah House foster the habits necessary to engage in both kinds. There are several forces that conspire to draw us off course—things like the spiritual forces of wickedness that rebel against God, the evil powers of this world that corrupt and destroy the creatures of God, and the various sinful desires that draw us from the love of God. We renounce them in our baptism, but that doesn’t make them go away and leave us alone permanently. So the regular round of joining in the official (hence, “daily office”) prayer of the Church that is the bedrock of Nashotah’s Benedictine spirituality, with its sanctification of time—daily, weekly, and seasonally, along with the regular and frequent celebration of the Eucharist—is the way we keep our hands on the wheel and make the constant minor course corrections that are necessary. We do this usually without thinking about them; just simply by our presence and our doing what we are called to do. In this endeavor, we stand on the shoulders of multiple generations of fellow pilgrims toward Zion; those “great cloud of witnesses” who look back and say to us, “Yup. Keep doing what you’re doing. This will get you where you need to go. It worked for us and it will work for you.” Just as in NASHOTAH.EDU
our driving, there are times in our lives when we miss an exit we need to take or we make a wrong turn. We apply the brakes, consult our maps—the Holy Scriptures, our liturgical inheritance, the teaching tradition of the Church— turn the wheel hard in the appropriate direction, and return to our course. When I make a driving mistake (and in a diocese the physical size of Ireland, there is ample opportunity), I’m invariably tempted to be embarrassed and angry with myself. I have slowly come to realize, however, that such emotions are fruitless and a waste of energy. So I try not to dwell on the past, but focus on what I can do now to get myself back on course so that later I am where I need to be. Through her academic, liturgical, and sacramental life, Nashotah House forms Christian leaders in whom these habits of cleareyed returning become second nature— first in themselves, and then, by God’s providence, in those who receive pastoral care from them. I cannot help but suppose that our supremely imaginative and creative God exploits these fragments of repentance and finds ways to weave them into the fabric of the redeemed and recreated universe that is His ongoing project. the MISSIONER
Academic Convocation 2012: History & Relationships Mr. David Bumsted, ’13
cademic Convocation is one of the most exciting (and busy) times at the House. This year’s celebration was especially packed with oncampus activities, visits from important guests and an overall buzz of excitement. Students were able to enjoy the week’s activities without attending scheduled classes on Thursday and Friday, giving them a helpful break from studies and an opportunity to take in a bit of history and fellowship. The community at Nashotah House swelled to more than double its usual size, hosting several groups during the course of convocation week including our Board of Trustees. The featured guest and speaker was His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of the Russian Orthodox Church. A respected scholar of patristic theology, music composition, and ecumenism, Metropolitan Hilarion is the Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations, a permanent member of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Moscow and a member of the International Orthodox/Anglican Dialogue. The week’s activities started in earnest on Wednesday morning with a Board of Trustees meeting. Students attended Solemn Evensong on the Eve of the feast of St. James of Jerusalem which concluded Nashotah House’s 1662 Book of Common Prayer commemorative series. It included a sermon by the Rev. Andrew C. Mead, OBE, DD, Rector of St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City. His treatment of the 1662 Prayer Book was informative and the congregation was captivated by his description of how his parish offers a 1662 Prayer Book 6
Evensong several nights during the week. With over 400 people per week coming to Evensong, hearing the beautiful music and encountering the Gospel message, St. Thomas’ ministry to the surrounding neighborhood has grown by their careful and reverent worship in a very traditional idiom. Following Evensong, the Trustees and many visiting dignitaries were treated to some of Nashotah’s best hospitality as presented by the hard-working refectory staff led by Ms. Margaret Moseley. On Thursday, while the students enjoyed their break from classes, the Board of Trustees reconvened before and after lunchtime. Dignitaries, lay and ordained, spent time with students providing encouragement, anecdotes, and company. Thursday night is traditionally the time that the House sets aside for NASHOTAH.EDU
its “community” church service which is generally more elaborate than daily Eucharistic services. Being a Major Feast with added guests, the students and faculty worked hard to make the night’s worship especially beautiful. The chapel scholars pulled out all the liturgical stops and effectively doubled the capacity of St. Mary’s small but lovely chapel space. The chapel choir confidently uplifted their voices with the congregation in praise. The sermon was provided by the Chancellor of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Dr. Chad Hatfield, ’78. Not only is Dr. Hatfield a son of the House but the seminary he serves is in a special covenant of prayer and fellowship with Nashotah House. Dr. Hatfield’s sermon provided the congregation with biblical and historical material regarding St. James of Jerusalem and concluded with a helpful understanding of Apostolic
PAST EVENTS MET HIL
LEFT Metropolitan Hilarion with student host Mr. Ben Jefferies, ‘14 MIDDLE UPPER His Eminence presents the House with an icon made in Russia MIDDLE LOWER The Rt. Rev. Russell Jacobus, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, presents His Eminence with an historic cope RIGHT Metropolitan Hilarion receives his honorary doctorate
ministry marked by transformation by the Holy Spirit. Metropolitan Hilarion joined the community for worship and according to his student host, Mr. Ben Jefferies, ’14, was quite touched by the beauty of Nashotah’s worship. After worship, a reception for His Eminence was held in the refectory. Along with delicious hors d’oeuvres, guests were able to enjoy a vodka bar in honor of Metropolitan Hilarion. Nashotah House graduate Deacon Nathaniel Kidd, ’12, arranged an impressive display of historical documents highlighting the long-standing relationship between Nashotah House and Orthodoxy. Metropolitan Hilarion was kind enough to sign books for students and guests. On Friday, Academic Convocation closed LENT 2013
out the week’s festivities. The service began with a rousing version of the Seminary Song as played by a brass quartet. This semester, the House conferred nine degrees including an honorary doctorate to Metropolitan Hilarion. The joy in the room was palpable as graduating students heard the faculty exclaim, “Placet” in approval of their completed work. Metropolitan Hilarion provided the address; a lecture describing the contour of Anglican-Orthodox dialog as well as detailing the work of J.S. Bach as a musician of the Church. After his address, the Rt. Reverend Russell Jacobus of the Diocese of Fond du Lac presented His Eminence with a cope thought to have been given to the diocese by St. Tikhon. Metropolitan Hilarion presented the House with a stunning icon made in Moscow. At the close of the service, guests NASHOTAH.EDU
and students were once again invited to dine together. A special Friday Evensong, under the direction of Canon Joseph Kucharski, Professor of Church Music, was offered by a number of singers who had represented the House recently at Grace Church, Sheboygan’s Walsingham Pilgrimage. Nashotah House wishes to thank all the guests who attended Academic Convocation 2012, particularly His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion whose warm and inviting presence helped us all develop a greater appreciation of the common heritage shared by the Anglican and Orthodox branches of the church. For many this brought a deeper understanding of St. Paul’s words to us that “though many, we are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another” (Romans 12:5). the MISSIONER
pray, fast, give alms
The Rev. Canon Arnold Klukas, PhD
Professor of Liturgics and Ascetical Theology
hen I was growing up in a New England town in the 1960’s, Lent was the only time of the church year that we had to do more church than just on Sundays. Choir practice was always Thursday evening, and Confirmation classes were on Wednesday afternoons when we were given “releasetime” from middle school to go to our local congregations for religious education. Lent added to this routine with Wednesday night meatless meals followed by Evening Prayer and a “devotional message.” Most of the other teens in my Confirmation class hated those Wednesday nights—but I loved them. Yes, I confess that I was a nerdy do-gooder, a Boy Scout over-achiever, and a pietistic zealot. Lent was that time of year I could glory in my pious singing of “my sinful self my only shame, my glory all the Cross.” But in the midst of my meatless Wednesdays and self-satisfied self-abnegations I heard this passage from the Prophet Joel: “rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love” (Joel 2:12-13). Those words poured over me like an enormous tidal wave and made me realize that I didn’t understand the meaning of Lent at all. I had made Lent into an idol of my own self-righteousness; I had been blinded to why the Church had developed these six weeks over the centuries. As early as the time of the Emperor Constantine’s conversion (AD 312/3), the Church had already developed a rich liturgical life that included the baptism of converts at the two great feasts of the church year—baptism at Epiphany (which celebrated not only Our Lord’s birth and the visit of the Magi, but also His baptism in the Jordan River) and at Easter (so as to die with Christ in the baptismal waters and rise to new life in Him). At least six weeks of pre-baptismal preparations were expected and the whole congregation shared in the catechumens’ education, fasting, and praying. Thus Advent (six weeks before Epiphany) and Lent (six weeks before Easter) became essential aspects of every Christian’s spiritual growth. The emphasis in these devotions was not to make everyone’s life more busy and complicated, but rather it was to intentionally make more space for God’s presence in their lives. Even the liturgy for Ash Wednesday does not focus on the outward sign of ashes, but upon an inner change of our hearts. Lenten disciplines and devotions aren’t intended to earn us favorable points with the Lord, but rather to make the LENT 2013
necessary space inside ourselves to let God’s presence deeply penetrate into our daily lives. Lent is all about relationships rather than rules; about love rather than law. Life in the 21st century allows most of us very little time for true leisure; we are expected to “multi-task” even as we are asked to spend “quality time” with our children. My own children grew up in a far more complex and crowded world than I did; with scheduled activities that meant even tenyear-olds had to keep social calendars. Church activities were often just one more obligation among many others competing for their limited time. But the mistake that church leaders often make is to attempt to compete with the world’s agenda with more planned activities that are meant to educate or (dare I say it) entertain as much as their worldly “opponents.” Today the Prophet Joel’s cry of “rend your hearts and not your garments” has the same meaning as it did in his day, but it needs to be exercised in a new context. Rather than providing more information about our faith, we need to seek ways of transformation; of learning how to internalize and live out what we say that we believe. Rather than providing more social interaction and entertainment we need to offer occasions for us to “let go/let God” by eliminating distractions and learning to fast—not only from food, but also from excessive busyness, noise and over-stimulation—so that in our silence and emptiness we can hear the voice of God that is always there, but often drowned out. The classical Anglican “method” of keeping Lent is to pray, fast and give alms. •
Pray, certainly at public worship, but also set aside time each day to be with God, not to inform Him of anything (He already knows better than you do) but to just be in His presence. I set an egg-timer for 30 minutes every morning and begin by saying “Lord, this time is yours, do with me what you will.”
Fast, by eating fewer meals or less food at every meal, so as to feel an inner emptiness in your stomach; but also fast from over-stimulation by watching less TV, turning off background noise, and experiencing silence.
Alms giving can certainly mean giving of your worldly goods for the needs of others, but at a deeper level it means re-assessing how much your possessions control you, and seeking to “live more simply, that others might simply live.”
I pray that this Lent you will get to the heart of the matter and use the season to empty your inner life of its static and confusion, so that the love of God can resound within the uncluttered chambers of your heart.
MEN AND THE CHURCH Conference Highlights:
There is a bright future The Rev. Peter M. Floyd, ’08
n November 2-3 of 2012, Nashotah House hosted a conference designed to help church leaders bolster their ministry to men. The conference, entitled Men and the Church: Is There a Future?, was a true emersion experience into men’s ministry including a steak dinner and a pancake breakfast. The conference’s leaders, the Rev. Gary Wilde, ’06, and Mr. Jay Crouse, who have been working in men’s ministry for many years, began by giving conference attendees the challenging statistics: o
The typical U.S. congregation draws an adult crowd that is 61% female, 39% male. This gender gap shows up in all age categories.
This Sunday almost 25% of married, church-going women will worship without their husbands.
Over 70% of the boys who are being raised in church will abandon it during their teens and twenties. Many of these boys will never return.
More than 90% of American men believe in God, and five out of six call themselves Christians, but only one out of six attend church on a given Sunday.
These statistics, which do not hold true for other religions, point to the fact that the Christian church has become increasing more feminine over the last several decades. The men are missing. The good news however, is that while these numbers are bad for men, they also point to an exciting area of opportunity for church growth that any size parish can undertake. During the conference, Mr. Jay Crouse pointed out that men follow men with vision and do not follow church programs. This means that all any church needs is a basic understanding of the spiritual needs of men and they can tap into one of the least-used and most under-challenged groups in the life of most parishes. In addition to statistics and techniques for growth among men, conference goers were also inspired by three guest speakers, the Rev. Steven A. Peay, PhD and Garwood Anderson, PhD of Nashotah House and the Rt. Rev. Steven Miller, bishop of Milwaukee. All spoke passionately about the role of men in the church. Bishop Miller, whose career as a parish priest heavily involved helping to grow and spiritually transform parish churches, challenged conference goers to preach the fatherhood of God and to personally invite men into deeper and more challenging ministries that will activate their imaginations and help them feel called to do more. The conference was attended by students, local clergy and laity, 10
TOP (L to R) The Rev. Gary Wilde, ‘06, the Rev. Dr. Steven A. Peay, Mr. Jay Crouse, and the Rt. Rev. Steven Miller, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee BOTTOM (L to R) Conference leader Mr. Jay Crouse and conference participant Mr. Duane Nettles, ‘13
and members of neighboring dioceses who traveled some distance to participate. The mood of the conference was fun, energetic, hopeful, and full of laughter and excitement about the possibilities of reaching a large group in our communities and families that need our prayers and support. The conference proved to be a powerful and practical tool for helping attendees learn about ministry to men and their faith, the result of which will both grow churches and strengthen families. According to the Rev. Steven A. Peay, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, “Nashotah House was thrilled with the outcome of the Men’s Ministry Conference and with its leaders, Mr. Jay Crouse and the Rev. Gary Wilde. We plan to continue to offer similar learning opportunities which will help parishes to grow God’s kingdom and spread the good news of Jesus Christ.” Continue to watch The Missioner and check www.nashotah.edu for more exciting conferences for you and your parish.
MARCH 14-15, 2013 Whether you’re discerning a call to ministry or considering the possibility of attending seminary, there’s no better place to retreat from the cares of the world and begin to contemplate your call than Nashotah House. Experience Nashotah is a two-day feast of worship, classroom experience, private reflection and candid discussion with our students, faculty, and staff expressly designed for prospective students like you. • Worship in the historic Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin • Visit classes • Meet the Dean, faculty, and staff • Spend time with current students If you are unable to attend in March, arrangements can be made for visits at other times of the year. For more information, contact Dr. Carol Klukas, Director of Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register for Experience Nashotah at www.nashotah.edu.
Join Us for
The Eighteenth Annual Church Tour - Chicago
Church tours began as an offshoot of my annual elective course “The Anglican Choral Tradition” back in 1995. During the following year and at the insistence of students who had heard about it from those in my class, Dean Kriss and the faculty suggested that we make it an annual event open to the entire seminary community. Since then, an average of 58 students and spouses have boarded a rented coach to travel into Milwaukee or Chicago on alternate years to view some of the magnificent “witnesses of faith” built by immigrants as well as those who have found wealth in their new country. Each church visited provides a docent who offers a brief history of the congregation and architectural details
Friday, May 3, 2013 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
of the building. We have visited churches designed in various styles: Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Colonial, Gothic Revival, and Modern. Given the cultural composition of Chicago and Milwaukee, the majority of the churches visited are Roman Catholic, but we have seen Episcopal, Lutheran, Orthodox, and Presbyterian churches as well. Coffee and rolls in the refectory before boarding the bus, lunch in a downtown restaurant, and a traditional Milwaukee Fish Fry at Serb Hall offer plenty of time for food and fellowship. The entire day including meals is $50.00 per attendee, age 10 and up. A check payable to Nashotah House and marked “Church Tour” should be submitted to the Business Office by Monday, April 22, 2013.
Canon Joseph A. Kucharski
Professor of Church Music and Director of Chapel Music
Pilgrim The Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch, STS
Blest! Nashotah House: Sanctified and set apart To Christ, for His Church
Where hearts, reformed by The gracious, compassionate, Patient, loving Lord Become fully who Our Lord has called them to be. God knows: Where, what, how. 12
Call me a pilgrim, please, and a friend of Nashotah House. True, I’m known by many titles, names and nicknames. Aren’t we all? Mine include wife, mother, Lutheran pastor, rancher, scholar, to name a few. But, after a year at Nashotah House, pilgrim is the name that sticks and, indeed, covers all the others. It all started, as pilgrimages do, in God’s own good time and way.
Holy Spirit’s nudge: Subtle, yet so persistent, As all was changing. Retreat, to high ground; Reconsider, clearer view; Re-engage mission. It was July, 2011, a tumbling, exciting, tumultuous time of my life. Newly retired from parish ministry in rural Nebraska, my husband of 45 years and I
were moving from the parsonage to our ranch just five miles away. After three years of study in spiritual formation and direction, I was receiving applicants for spiritual direction. Completion of my doctor of ministry degree was just six months away. My studies were integrating nicely with our Bishop’s invitation to develop and lead the annual retreat for seminarians of the North American Lutheran Church in August, 2012. Our young, growing denomination also had an urgent, growing need for itinerant, intentional interim pastors to shepherd congregations in that transformational time between the end of one clergy call and the arrival of the next spiritual leader. I was being called to interim ministry. Saying “yes” to the call would mean leaving husband and ranch behind and relocating to a large, suburban congregation west of Milwaukee for six months to a year at a time. And, my soul needed tending. As a member of Societas Trinitatis Sanctae (Society of the Holy Trinity, or STS), I longed for time, space and community that lived the disciplines and rhythms of the daily prayer offices which are foundational to the Society’s Rule. In the midst of these changes, the Holy Spirit nudged this Lutheran towards Nashotah House. I had first heard of Nashotah House years ago from my teaching parish supervisor, and later from sister- and brother-pastors in STS. An NALC seminarian, Cynthia Bisser, had matriculated at Nashotah House and LENT 2013
our denomination was exploring a closer relationship with this seminary. The Rev. Canon Arnold Klukas of the Nashotah House faculty was already well-known to my new interim congregation in Wisconsin, where he had preached and presided at Sunday services during the early weeks of their pastoral vacancy. “Call them,” nudged the Holy Spirit. Become the stranger, One seeking shelter for the Body, mind and soul. They welcome strangers As they’d welcome the Christ Knocking at their door. Go, be welcomed. Pray, sing, kneel, receive, share in Faith’s timeless rhythm. And so the pilgrimage of a year at the House began; a year when I was both pilgrim and the leader of pilgrims in a congregation undergoing major transformation. This pilgrim was welcomed by faculty, staff, students, and families, into a community that is: • Anglican – My kin in Christ, traveling the Reformation road. • Benedictine – Living the Rule of St. Benedict with vigor and a healthy dose of holy humor. • Classical – Dedicated to rigorous, orthodox scholarship and its application to practical ministry in daily life. For this pilgrim, Nashotah’s community NASHOTAH.EDU
life brought new meaning and vigor and focus to the life of ora et labora, prayer and labor. And, in living this life, in being washed and fed daily and graciously in Word, Sacrament, Confession and Absolution, I became a far better pastor. For at Nashotah House I experienced and received what had been too often missing in my own pastoral formation: Holy Community. During my year at Nashotah House, students and faculty asked me to share my experiences in transformational parish ministry and leadership. Time with them in the classroom enriched me, and re-awakened in me the love of teaching as part of forming the next generation of ministry leaders in Christ’s church. Nashotah House is the place where I would send my spiritual sons and daughters for formation in Christian ministry – either to serve in parish ministry or in the academy. In times when distance learning is becoming more popular, the residential seminary life of Nashotah House may seem like a luxury. Nothing could be further from the truth. Thanks be to God – and to His faithful servants, Dean Edward Salmon, the faculty, staff, students and families of Nashotah House – for welcoming this pilgrim as you would welcome Christ. Bless O Lord, this house…. The Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch, STS, continues to serve as an itinerant, intentional interim pastor with the North American Lutheran Church. She enjoys time at the ranch in Nebraska with her husband, Red, when she is on home leave. She looks forward to returning to the House to teach Interim Ministry in January, 2014. the MISSIONER
A Toll Set Apart Mr. Jason Murbarger, ’13
little over three years ago I was sitting in my bishop’s office as he informed me that my call had been affirmed. In that meeting he told me he wanted me to look at two seminaries. He named one and then he said, “I think you should go look at Nashotah House as well.” I knew nothing of this place as I heard the words resound in my ears, but I knew from the way he said them that it represented something different, unique. I went home, told my wife about the meeting, and we soon set about scheduling our itinerary to visit the schools. As part of that process I began to ask around our church to see if anyone had any experiences or insights that might be helpful regarding this new possibility, and to my delight there were a number of people who had wonderful and encouraging stories about Nashotah House and alumni priests that had made lasting impressions on their lives. I began to feel a sense of excitement as I learned more about the Anglican ethos and Benedictine spirituality that was incorporated into the daily life and practice of what I envisioned as an isolated and eclectic boutique seminary. In reading about the school I developed an image in my mind’s eye of corn fields and dirt roads in a rural part of Wisconsin. An area set apart to train seminarians who wore cassocks, milked cows before the sun rose, and prayed the Daily Office without fail as part of their formation. Then there were stories about a bell. What we encountered when we finally arrived lived up to all the positive, and dispelled the negative within an instant. Nashotah House is set apart, but it is conveniently located 14
just five minutes from every modern convenience that we were accustomed to in Charleston, SC. Milwaukee, with all that a Top 30 city has to offer, is only a 40-minute drive away. Restaurants, arts festivals, cultural events, and sports franchises are all here within close proximity to Nashotah House, and yet on campus you couldn’t imagine a more serene and picturesque location for training up leaders and priests in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. The thing that really made Nashotah House stand out for us was the instant sense of community that we felt when we arrived. This seminary is unlike any other because of the way that the whole of the campus comes together to worship Jesus Christ, learn, eat, play, study and live together. And then there was that bell. When I heard Michael ring for the first time something happened in my heart and I knew that I had found a new home for our family. I will be eternally thankful for my bishop’s prayerful and considered recommendation that day. I believe it to be Spirit-led and life changing. As I prepare for Lent and reflect upon my time here at Nashotah House, I realize all of the ways that God has used this 170-year-old institution to make a deep and lasting imprint on my life. God has used this place and this time as a call apart; a time to turn to Him with all of my heart in preparation for the task ahead. He tells us in Joel 2, our theme for this Lenten season’s installment of The Missioner, “Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness.” That is what I have experienced here at Nashotah House. A loving God who in His display of love has led me to a special place; a place that although little known has made great contributions to the Kingdom. As we prepare to step back into God’s vineyard, to labor as servants toward His harvest, I will always be grateful for the three years He provided me with the comfort and shelter of this little seedbed that is Nashotah House. I am thankful for the teachers who would walk an extra mile with us, the staff and administrators who give of themselves in ways that model our Savior’s love for His Church, for the friends and neighbors that helped make this such a safe and formative time, and for the clergy and spiritual directors that helped form us into the future priests that will go forth and represent Christ’s love unto the world. And I am thankful for that bell, for Michael, whose resounding voice told my soul this was the place that would help rend my heart in preparation for the task ahead.
Nashotah House is pleased to host
Transitions: Ministry among Emerging Adults in College and Beyond Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7pm & Saturday, February 23, 8am – 4:30pm This dynamic symposium is open to all clergy, lay, and students interested in college and young adult ministries. Recent research shows that Emerging Adulthood is perhaps the most crucial phase of life for grounding young adults in the Gospel and in the Church. Yet work with college-age students and young adults is often one of the most misunderstood and overlooked areas of the Church’s ministry focus. This symposium will consider issues related to the culture, spirituality, principles and best practices for ministry to Emerging Adults. In addition to presentations, there will be large and small group discussions and resource sharing. A registration fee of $75 includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. If taking for one course credit the total cost is $470.
For more information and to register on-line please visit www.nashotah.edu.
ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ADMINSTRATION SEARCH PROGRESS The Rev. Steven A. Peay, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr., 19th Dean and President, appointed a search committee during Easter term 2012 to locate a permanent Associate Dean for Administration. The committee, comprised of the Rev. Dr. Steven A. Peay, Dr. Carol Klukas, Dr. Garwood Anderson, and Mr. Richard Schwaab, Esq., located and interviewed a number of very strong LENT 2013
candidates. However, consensus emerged from the committee, in dialogue with the Dean-President, that there was not enough clarity on the nature and requirements of the position to hire at this time. Thus, it was agreed that Bishop Salmon would assume the duties for six months. “It is my hope and plan,” commented Bishop Salmon, “that, during this time, we may NASHOTAH.EDU
work together to better determine the parameters and requirements of the role and produce a new position description.” The search committee and the search process have been put on hold, both to resume in June 2013.
the Lord The Rev. Canon R. Brien Koehler, ’76 Chaplain
“Repentance is the one essential condition upon which God opens to us the treasures of His grace” (Harton 1932, 158). The daily life of every Christian is marked by constant spiritual warfare. Christians may not notice the threats and attacks mounted with such skill by the world, the flesh, and the Devil; so often, the temptations to sin are so frequent that they become accepted as “givens” of the life we live. Sin is accepted as inevitable: “an unfortunate accident of human existence” (Harton 1932, 159). But for Christians, called by God to new life in Jesus Christ, forgiveness of sins is at the heart of the Gospel. Forgiveness! Not acceptance of sin as inevitable. Not overlooking sin as an unfortunate accident. But, choosing the path of forgiveness rather than the other options is difficult. It is painful. It is essential. And no Christian needs to walk that path alone. Fortunately for all who put their trust in Jesus, His command to “repent and believe the Gospel” is obeyed through Baptism and confession of our subsequent sins. The Anglican way has always understood and emphasized the importance of coming to terms with sin. Our Prayer Book heritage is filled with evidence that the forgiveness of sins is at the heart of Christian conversion or discipleship. Christians familiar with the Prayer Book orders for Morning and Evening
Prayer know that the services begin with confession of sins. The several orders for the Holy Eucharist also include corporate confession of sin for all who are present. There are numerous other reminders of our need for forgiveness as well. We are reminded by many prayers and Prayer Book texts that we are not worthy to gather up the crumbs under the Lord’s table but for His grace and mercy toward us. During Lent, we are called to prepare for the joy of Easter by squarely facing our sins through the spiritual disciplines of selfexamination and repentance. Repentance means simply turning away from sin and toward the purposes of God instead. Not complicated at all; just difficult without the grace of God. One of the finest defenses available to faithful Christians seeking to live according to God’s purposes instead of those of the world, the flesh, and the devil, is the rite for Reconciliation of a Penitent (Confession). Although always referenced as an important part of spiritual healing in our Prayer Books, there was no specific form or guidance provided until the 1979 American revision. As Chaplain at Nashotah House, and as a parish priest for more than thirty-five years, I can testify that those who overcome their natural reserve, prejudice, or fear about the use of this spiritual weapon against sin are, nearly without exception, encouraged and strengthened against sin in ways that they never imagined possible. Regular use of the rite of reconciliation can lead a faithful
“Repentance is the one essential condition upon which God opens to us the treasures of His grace”
and diligent penitent to progress in the spiritual life that has been elusive or even impossible otherwise. Making a confession of sin to a priest brings the full dimension of sin to the fore, and gives the penitent the comfort of pastoral care while facing sin and its consequences. The penitent, speaking to the priest, says, “I confess to God, to His Church, and to you that I have sinned.” And, having honestly spoken the sins aloud, the sins lose their grip on the sinner and grace abounds. The priest listens not only as the authorized and Spirit-empowered apostolic minister of the Lord, with His authority to absolve in His name, but also as the representative of both the Church and of all humanity as well. Sin is not just an individual issue; it wounds the whole creation. Reconciliation of a Penitent is a powerful antidote to the idea that “my sins are not hurting anyone but me.” By bringing our sins into the social (but always confidential) context of relationship between the penitent and the confessor, all those damaged by sin are in forgiving and encouraging posture toward the penitent through the priest’s ministry of penance, counsel, and absolution. Lent is a vital opportunity sent to us each year to redirect ourselves toward God and away from sin. But if we only do this for the forty days of Lent, what about the other 325 days each year? Repentance and forgiveness are daily practices in the Anglican way. We confess our sins in our private prayers. We confess our sins in LENT 2013
our common prayer. And, to our spiritual benefit, we are given the treasure of sure and certain absolution in the rite for private confession. Coming to Holy Communion in love and charity with your neighbors is the scriptural and Prayer Book standard for proper reception of the Blessed Sacrament. It is only when we are reconciled one with another that we may come worthily to the Table of the Lord. Repenting and returning to the Lord is the crucial step toward reconciliation. “And if, in your preparation, you need help and counsel, then go and open your grief to a discreet and understanding priest, and confess your sins, that you may receive the benefit of absolution, and spiritual counsel and advice; to the removal of scruple and doubt, the assurance of pardon, and the strengthening of your faith” (BCP 1979, 317). Fr. Brien Koehler, ’76, retired as Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge, LA and returned last fall to serve Nashotah House as our volunteer Chaplain-in-residence. When not at the House, he and his wife Terry enjoy time with family in Texas. Harton, F.P. 1932. The Elements of the Spiritual Life: A Study in Ascetical Theology. London: SPCK Publishing.
Canon Dr. Joseph A. Kucharski, ’04
Professor of Church Music and Director of Chapel Music, Nashotah House Precentor, Cathedral Church of All Saints, Milwaukee
“Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with
weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing” (Joel 2:12-13).
hese verses from Chapter 2 of the prophet Joel are taken from the readings appointed for the Mass on Ash Wednesday in the pre-Reformation Church. These readings were retained by English reformers for the first Book of Common
them and overshadowed by excessive ceremonial practices? While the ceremonies of the Church could be simplified, the use of Latin as the liturgical language would have to go. Archbishop Cranmer provided translations and new texts of the highest quality. The recent
The price for this reform in the realm of church music was great. All the ancient plainsong masses and exquisite polyphonic settings composed even as the reformation proceeded were no longer to be used. John Merbecke’s Book of Common Prayer Noted (1550) offered a valiant attempt at following
Prayer in 1549, and remained so for all its revisions including the 1979 book and the more recent Revised Common Lectionary. The message was as clear then as it is now; an outward appearance is nothing without an internal transformation, “…rend your hearts and not your clothing.”
celebration of the 350th anniversary of the 1662 prayer book attests to the beauty and influence of his first prayer book through future generations. As to the music to be composed for the new book, he had this to say: “In mine opinion, the song that shall be made thereunto would not be full of notes, but, as near as may be, for every syllable a note; so that it may be sung distinctly and devoutly, as be in Matins and Evensong, and in the Mass.” This doesn’t appear to be directed against music, but rather to be a non-musician’s attempt to instruct composers in preparing English texts that could be understood by everyone.
Cranmer’s musical directives, but its life was short lived with the appearance of a revised prayer book in 1552. However, the reordering of the Divine Offices into Morning and Evening Prayer presented new opportunities for composers to write choral music of the highest quality; such settings of the Morning and Evening Services are sung to this very day.
The English Reformation is often negatively portrayed; there was much done and undone to justify such a view. Yet, the retention of Joel’s text for the first day of Lent seems significant. How were the faithful expected to follow God’s holy Word when it was unintelligible to 18
Under Elizabeth I, the prayer book was further revised, and in her Injunction of 1559 directed towards church music she stated:
“And that there be a modest distinct song, so used in all parts of the common prayer of the church, that the same may be as plainly understood, as if it were without singing, and yet, nevertheless, for the comforting of such that delight in music, it may be permitted that in the beginning, or in the end of common prayers, either at morning or evening, there may be sung an Hymn, or such like song, to the praise of Almighty God, in the best sort of melody and music that may be conveniently devised, having respect that the sentence of the hymn may be understood and perceived.” Have you ever wondered why anthems or office hymns are sung after the third collect at Morning and Evening Prayer? It is because the offices of the 1559 Book of Common Prayer ended at that point. Following the Restoration, the prayer book of 1662 placed additional prayers following the now famous rubric that must have rejoiced the hearts of composers and music lovers alike, “In Quires and Places where they sing here followeth the Anthem.”
texts set to music by Richard Farrant that clearly deliver God’s holy Word as given to us by the prophet Joel. Hide not thou thy face from us, O Lord, and cast not off thy servant in thy displeasure; for we confess our sins unto thee and hide not our unrighteousness. For thy mercy’s sake, deliver us from all our sins. Call to remembrance, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving kindness, which hath been ever of old, O remember not the sins and offences of my youth: but according to thy mercy think thou on me, O Lord, for thy goodness.
Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake, lay not our sins to our charge, but forgive us all that is past, and give us grace to amend our sinful lives. To decline from sin and incline to virtue, that we may walk in a perfect heart before thee, now and evermore. Amen. Powerful words effectively set to music can speak to the heart, opening it to our God who, “is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing.” So the Reformers discovered and so we continue to do.
Times of hardship and tension can often motivate creative minds to find solutions that would otherwise not have been considered. The restrictions on the composition of church music served as a framework to assure that texts set to music could be clearly heard and understood while retaining the beauty that is essential to move the hearts of the listener. To “rend one’s heart” one must first be moved to do so. And music was the vehicle to do just that. The composers of the Reformation period rose to the occasion to such a degree that musicologists continue to refer to this period as The Golden Age of Church Music. One particular composer of this period was Richard Farrant, a Gentleman of the Royal Chapel to King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth I. His much-loved anthems are still sung by choirs in many parishes and cathedrals within the Anglican Communion and have found a place in the music of other denominations as well. For hundreds of years since the Reformation, Farrant and other composers have provided music to open the hearts of the faithful in Christ’s Church. Here are three LENT 2013
Finance at a glance
Giving Report moves to
Mr. Charleston David Wilson,â€™13 The Office of Development & Church Relations
Longtime readers of The Missioner will remember that previous Lenten issues focused on giving. We listed all of our partners for the previous calendar year and gave thanks for their commitment to our mission. This year, however, the giving issue is moving to the Michaelmas issue. We do this for two reasons. First, and for the purpose of aligning our accounting with the rest of the House, we are moving from reporting on a calendar year basis to a fiscal year basis. Our current fiscal year ends June 30, 2013. Thus, we do not have complete data at this time. Secondly, this extra time if you will, allows us to be creative in considering how to give thanks for all that we have received. We are planning on making the giving issue more user-friendly and attractive by reflecting our renewed commitment to expressing our thanksgiving with clarity while fostering awareness for our many needs. In the meantime, please stay in touch by sharing your prayers and resources so that we may keep expanding the scope of our work. Visit give.nashotah.edu for more information, including the latest ways to volunteer, connect, and give to the House. 20
Nashotah House Re-imagined, Reorganized & Reinvented
s Bishop Kemper travelled the Church in the early days sharing his vision for the House, he was fond of saying, “Brothers and Sisters, if we are to do more than we ever yet have done, we need means and men.” Today, we join Bishop Kemper in saying the same thing; namely, in order to expand our work, we need laborers for the harvest, both men and women, willing to be formed for ministry on the modern frontier as well as the means to move our vision forward. Our long-term strategy, therefore, is twofold. We need motivated, passionate students called to serve God in His Church, and we need the financial resources necessary to provide the solid, faithful and Catholic formation that is the hallmark of our heritage. LENT 2013
A significant component of moving Bishop Kemper’s vision forward involves the Nashotah House Foundation, Inc. Since last spring, the Foundation has been reorganized and reenergized, adopting a new mission statement: “to raise and manage endowment funds and to distribute income for facilities, scholarships and faculty at Nashotah House.” Speaking on behalf of The Office of Development & Church Relations, Mr. Charleston Wilson, ’13, said, “This new mission statement keeps the Foundation focused and empowers it to go out into the Church raising critical funds for the endowment.”
use only the interest from the investments without using the corpus. “A strong endowment, together with a successful annual fund, will allow the House to bridge the chasm between tuition revenues and the actual operating expenses of the seminary,” said Mrs. LaRae Baumann, who serves as the link between the Foundation and the Development Office.
“The work of the Foundation is an essential component of our overall work,” comments the Dean, the Rt. Rev. Edward Salmon, Jr., “and if we are to truly do ‘more than we ever yet have done,’ as Bishop Kemper encouraged the faithful in 1848, this begins with increasing the size of our modest endowment.” Gifts to the endowment are restricted, meaning we
To keep up with the work of the Nashotah House Foundation, Inc. visit give. nashotah.edu or call its president, Mr. Al Iding, at (414) 258-6481.
“The Foundation has been given a clear charge and by fulfilling it, the House will continue to grow and have a more stable future,” said Dr. John J. Keller, vicepresident of the Foundation and Nashotah House Trustee.
Miss Sarah Otten The Office of Development & Church Relations the MISSIONER
From the Middle of the Church
The Rev. William Breedlove, PhD, ’09
eace and grace, and greetings from Mission, Kansas where I am in my fourth year serving as Assistant Rector and Director of Family Life and Youth Ministries at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. We are a growing suburban parish of some twenty-two hundred members; faithful, spiritual, and deeply committed to the church. Exceptionally generous, welcoming, and humble. Abundantly talented, motivated, and engaged in serving the community and world in Christ’s name. I am grateful to serve our Lord alongside such wonderful people. My wife, Susan, now works for Peoples Bank in their fraud detection department. She is using her graduate school statistics training to do secret stuff behind locked doors; things she neither denies nor confirms. At church she serves on the Stewardship Committee, regularly assists with large parish events, co-teaches junior high Sunday School, and teaches our Dave Ramsey course for high school students. At home she stays busy with remodeling projects, playing with her dogs, and keeping the girls on track with their busy schedules. When we left South Carolina for seminary, my girls were in elementary school. As they say, time flies. My oldest, Talley, will be graduating high school a semester early this fall. She is in her fourth year of Chinese and is very active in her awardwinning school choir. She has been to China and Germany and has been on a number of mission trips since our move to Kansas. Talley works in the parish nursery on Sunday mornings and has helped with a number of events both in the parish and the diocese. She plans to attend Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and major in International Business with a Chinese language emphasis. My younger daughter, Mary, is a high school freshman in her third year of French and taking a number of advanced classes. Her hobbies 22
are photography, creative writing and poetry, and music. Mary is a blue-eyed, blonde beach bum left without a beach. At church, Mary has been involved with a number of youth events and, along with her sister and others, will go on mission trip to Honduras in the summer of 2013. My ministry is diverse. Although I have primary oversight of ministries to our families and younger members, I am involved in many of the other ministries of the parish. As a growing parish, there is always some new leading edge and some new ministry opportunity coming along. In the diocese I have served on the Campus Ministry Commission, I teach at our diocesan school for ministry, and am the current chair the Board of Examining Chaplains. I am grateful to work alongside a talented staff that has taught me much. And I am grateful to have been called to a parish that is broad enough to allow me to explore what I had begun to recover at Nashotah House - my “inner Catholic.” I have collected a number of signs - a biretta from seminary classmates, monstrance from my dad, Sanctus bells as a gift to myself (we have a Catholic supply store in town!), and even a bobble-head priest in black cassock complete with label “Fr. Bill” from a fellow clergy. But mostly, it is the parish and our tradition of celebrating the saints and feast days, the excellence of the liturgy and worship, our frequent gathering for breakfasts and dinners, and for formation and serving others that have fed this recovery. Kansas is a long way from home, and a long way from first year “gram rides” and “the fog.” It is in the middle of everything but in some ways is a well-kept secret.
The Rev. William Breedlove, PhD, ’09, is Assistant Rector of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Mission, Kansas. He and his wife Susan Morgan along with their two daughters, Talley and Mary, currently reside in Overland Park, Kansas.
Rending the heart Alumni FEATURE
The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, ’85
n a recent posting from the Society of St. John the Evangelist’s wonderful “Brother Give Us a Word” blog, Brother David Vryhof wrote this: “What God wants from us is the same as what God wants for us. So when God commands, we should listen, because God is not only asking something from us but is also offering to do something for us.” It’s a truth I remember encountering powerfully as a seminarian, often in the context of the hard work of living with others in community. The seminary was a school for learning that the command to forgive my neighbor is the path to experiencing the reconciling love of God for myself. “Rend your heart, not your garments,” says the prophet. And in the crucible of a close living environment, of physically working side by side, of planning and executing worship (often the favorite place of judging and criticizing others), far more than garments get torn. The rending that often concerned me most in seminary still does: it involves bruised egos, hurt feelings, resentful enviousness … the list could go on. I remember confessing to a professor in seminary my difficulty with another student; some perceived slight that was occupying more than its reasonable share of my emotional attention. My wise teacher asked, “So whose hand is on your throat over this?” It was in the seminary context that I began to learn how the external hurts we suffer from others are not nearly as damaging as the internal ones we inflict on ourselves. Rend your heart. So what does God want to do for us in keeping such a command? Just this, I believe – the rending Joel is commanding is the very opposite of my self-obsessed experience of being wounded LENT 2013
by others. The prophet’s holy rending is nothing less than the deep interior work of the conversion of the heart. It is the activity of the Holy Spirit forming within me more and more the mind of Christ; the ongoing conforming of my heart to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Himself. That’s why living in community is so potentially transformational and so essential to Christian formation. In community we learn the costly joy of living like Jesus, of becoming the reality into which we have been born again, the living limbs and members of the dying and rising Christ. The heart of Jesus was open to everyone. No one ever had to pretend or apologize or jockey for a place there. The divine heart is spacious enough for everyone, despite every sin, every shortcoming, and every failure to love in return. I believe we are given the gift of community – precisely with its petty and not so petty challenges – in order to shape us more and more into the image and likeness of the One who gave Himself for us on the cross. I learned such important lessons at Nashotah House about the nature of ministerial priesthood, lessons that continue to grow in me now. At my ordination as Bishop of Chicago the Presiding Bishop presented me with a gift of framed calligraphy, a famous quotation from Dom Helder Camara about the particular nature of the episcopacy: “Let no one be scandalized if I frequent those who are considered unworthy or sinful. Who is not a sinner? Let no one be alarmed if I am seen with compromised and dangerous people, on the left or the right. Let no one bind me to a group. My door, my heart, must be open to everyone, absolutely everyone.” Not just for the bishop, but what gift could be more needed in a world and in a church like ours than NASHOTAH.EDU
such openness? A hymn I first sang in the Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin to a tune I had never heard before and can never forget (Calvin H a m p t o n’s St. Helena) sets it out as well as the best of the Desert Mothers and Fathers – they were remarkably uninterested in the slights and sins of others and acutely aware of their own failure to love. For some reason, the editors of The Hymnal 1982 did not include a key verse in Frederick William Faber’s original hymn text when they set out “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy.” It goes like this: But we make His love too narrow By false limits of our own; And we magnify His strictness With a zeal He will not own. The heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind, writes Faber. It is a wounded heart, a heart burning with love. Let us pray to be given such hearts ourselves. The Right Reverend Jeffery D. Lee, ’85, is the twelfth bishop of Chicago, a position he has held since 2008. He is the author of Opening the Prayer Book in the New Church’s Teaching Series, a member of the faculty of CREDO Institute, and has served on many boards. Since his graduation from the House, Bishop Lee served as a curate, canon to the ordinary and church developer in the Diocese of Northern Indiana and rector of churches in Wisconsin and Washington before being elected bishop. He and his wife, Lisa Rogers Lee, have two children, Katherine and Jonathan. the MISSIONER
The Rev. Jon Roberts, ’07
arkness is nothing more than the absence of light and when Jesus spoke about the kingdom of God He was talking to followers and crowds who longed for the Messiah. He was referring to His eternal presence, always found within this temporal world. He said the kingdom was not far off but right here to an audience that believed light would not come into the world until the Messiah arrived. He meant Zion was right where He was, at all times. Somewhere in the midst of the darkness we find the new disciple, the parish priest. He renders his heart to the Lord with all he has, through fasting, weeping and mourning over a parish that doesn’t get it in a world that has lost it. He often hears, “The budget will not be met, young people are not to be found in the pews, and too many people are dying off.” That sounds like an apocalyptic view of the end of the Church as we know it. Whenever I hear the words of the prophets, such as Joel, I think of the end times that did not, in fact, end all time. Darkness enveloped his world and threatened to end it all. The present day priest can relate, but light will be found once more. It may have been the end times for a Jerusalem, for a Rome, or for a Canterbury, or perhaps it will be for a Washington, for 24
that matter, but new cities on a hill have always emerged. This gives hope to godly men and women today who wish to carry on the remnant of God’s kingdom but we must be patient, brave and true to go where God calls us. The Christian must forge new paths to create ways for God’s light, His holy Zion, to stand out and be the remnant once again. In my humble opinion, the new city will be held together by walls and portals of a different kind. It will be protected by a “firewall” and the portals will be open to the internet. The parish priest today must not be afraid to enter this new cyber city and certainly not avoid it by thinking it will go away anytime soon. We say things today like, “I’ll Facebook you” or “Google it.” To get connected, to communicate and to energize the faithful of the next generation the parish priest must be bold to open the door and enter. Simply ask all those who visit the parish what brought them to your church. Eight out of ten will probably say they looked you up on your website first. Rarely are people drawn out by the church bells anymore. The bells are being replaced by the traditional, static, content-only websites which yield our face to the public. The culture continues to stumble around in the dark looking for a glimpse of a religion they can believe, a truth they can hold and a light they can NASHOTAH.EDU
see beyond the walls of hypocrisy and into our portals of praise. Still, they don’t know who we are until they meet us face to face. The question the parish priest should ask is not, “How do we get people in church?” Instead it should be, “How can we help people today meet Christ in a personal view?” Church in the world is changing. It is still Zion. Its purpose is to bring the light of Christ into the new city of the day. Let us not lose hope thinking that the end times are coming nor forget the kingdom of God is brought near in our personal encounters
with others. The prophet Joel gave a warning to his people who feared losing what they clung onto so tightly. With so many disputes over churches, why do we hold on so tightly? The temple may be left in ruins in one dark moment but it can also create an exodus; an opportunity for a diaspora to let God help forge new paths. As millions of people are now using the internet more often, the Church cannot afford to idly sit back and watch it develop. It also cannot suspect that its website will be enough to get people to participate. We have to use the new social media resources available to ring our bells. Research clearly shows that the success of social media websites, led by Facebook and trailed by others such as Twitter and Linkedin, is spawning off several other developments for those who desire to have a more redemptive, more intimate connection. Traditional websites and popular social exchanges complement one another greatly and many of the larger
churches are putting links on their websites directing its people towards these popular sites. Sharing their faith is more desired than sharing when the next potluck dinner or choral concert is offered on Facebook. Christians could benefit greatly by having a social media site and Black & White Chi Rho Ministries (BWXP.org) was formed exclusively for this purpose. Its mission is to preach, teach and reach by streaming video and prompting discussions related to our knowledge of God and faith in Jesus Christ. It was created by this parish priest who felt the need to promote our discussions of faith beyond the pews; beyond the frustrations of apocalyptic speak and back into the light. The internet is a vast territory and it is where we find the semblance of the apocalypse. People are worshiping other gods in many of these portals. The Church and all of her priests must bring light into this darkness. We must get inside and broadcast the message of God’s redemptive act through His Son. Please consider joining and sharing your
faith. Start your own church groups with full integration of your contacts from other sites. Be a light in the world. I invite you to use BWXP.org as a resource to enhance your ministry and help you model a way to connect with members of your parish. By using new and creative resources for Christians, you are reminding them the kingdom of God is near and that Zion is not above the apocalypse, but rather it is in it.
The Rev. Jon Roberts, 07’, is the founder of Black & White Chi Rho Ministries and serves presently as the Associate Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Naples, FL. He is devoted to seeking new and innovative ways to align the local church and its mission with the present age. To learn more, please visit http://bwxp.org.
Save the Date Alumni Day & Commencement Alumni Day: Wednesday, May 15
Come back and do it all over again! Well, at least a day of it! Experience the riches of Catholic Anglicanism in the place where your formation took place. Participate in the Alumni Association Meeting, Solemn Eucharist, and the Alumni Luncheon.
Commencement: Thursday, May 16 Join us for the 168th Commencement Exercises as we celebrate the achievements of our 2013 graduating class with Solemn Eucharist and a luncheon to follow. For more information, please visit our website or contact the Events Office at email@example.com or 262.646.6509.
Return to the House. Reminisce with alumni. Rejoice with graduates.
The Board of Visitors Inaugural Meeting
The Reverend Dr. Andrew Sloane Rector, St. Paul’s K Street, Washington, D.C.
“Fostering Reflection, Surveying the Future & Advancing the Gospel”
The Honorable George Herbert Walker, III United States Ambassador to Hungary (ret.), St. Louis, Missouri
Mr. Charleston David Wilson,’13 The Office of Development & Church Relations
The Reverend John D. Alexander Rector, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Providence, Rhode Island
“We are returning to our foundational, missional identity so that we may move boldly into the future,” spoke Dean Salmon as he opened the first meeting of the Board of Visitors on November 28, 2012. “We need you who have traveled here to help us live into Bishop Kemper’s vision for the House, sharing our work with the whole Church so that the whole Church may be blessed,” he concluded. And that pretty much describes the work of the House’s latest initiative, the Dean and President’s Board of Visitors. The Board of Visitors is a dynamic group of men and women, clergy and lay, assisting the Dean and President in a range of activities that help advance the mission of the House, including public relations and long-term strategic planning. The Board of Visitors gives professional and knowledgeable advice to the Dean and President in individual areas of concern. The Board of Visitors, moreover, fosters sustained general reflection covering the full range of the House’s activities and nurtures a culture of generosity and relational self‐giving. More importantly, however, members of the Board of Visitors serve as liaisons to the larger Church and the world, informing their communities and nurturing relationships in order to strengthen Nashotah House and her singular mission of providing a faithful priesthood for the Church. Meeting in plenary session, living into the communal ethos of our common life through worship and enjoying our Benedictine hospitality, the Board of Visitors spent two days at Nashotah House experiencing life here in its fullness. On Wednesday, November 27, the Visitors attended Solemn Evensong followed by a dinner in the Latshaw Deanery. On Thursday, November 28, the Visitors began their day in prayer 26
joining the community for Sung Matins and breakfast in the James Lloyd Breck Refectory before spending the morning and afternoon in plenary session. “Being here and immersing ourselves into the life of this historic place tells the story of what Nashotah House truly is and how it can bless the Church,” said Mr. Jay Crouse, a member of the Board of Visitors. On Thursday evening, the Rt. Rev. Paul Lambert, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and Chairman of the Board of Visitors, preached at the Solemn Holy Eucharist offered in the Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin. A celebration of the Board of Visitors’ formation then took place in Adams Hall where the community enjoyed conversation and dinner with members. “Nashotah House forms parish priests for the purpose of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with all people,” said the Very Rev. Heidi E. Kinner, Dean of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Helena, Montana and a member of the Board of Visitors. “Meeting here to seek ways to share our work with renewed energy and focus is an honor and privilege,” continued Dean Kinner. The Board of Visitors will meet again in July at Nashotah House. To keep up with their work and initiatives, visit give. nashotah.edu. It is our honor to thank these Founding Members of the Board of Visitors for the service and commitment they have already shown the House: The Right Revered Edward L. Salmon, Jr., President (ex officio) The Right Reverend Paul E. Lambert, Chairman Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Suffragan Bishop, Dallas, Texas NASHOTAH.EDU
The Reverend John H. Harper Sub Dean (ret.), Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham, Alabama Mr. Jon Meacham Random House Publishing Inc., New York, New York The Reverend J. Michael Godderz Rector, All Saints, Ashmont, Boston, Massachusetts Mr. Bob Chapman CEO, Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri John N. Vogel, PhD Heritage Research Limited, Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Very Reverend Heidi E. Kinner Dean, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Helena, Montana Mr. Jay Crouse Founder, Episcopal Men’s Ministries, Sarasota, Florida Mrs. Susan L. McIntosh, Esq. Principal, McIntosh Law and Meditation, LLC, Sheboygan, Wisconsin The Reverend Gary B. Manning Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Consultants and Seminary Representatives Mr. Jason A. Murbarger, ’13 Mr. Ryan Delaney, ’14 The Reverend Steven A. Peay, PhD (ex officio)
Praying Without Ceasing Nashotah House has remained a special place to Mrs. Kohler since her first visit many years ago. “Even the ambiance of the campus is beautiful and serene,” she said. “Just being here is in itself a religious experience.” She said her trips to the House are more like pilgrimages than excursions for obligatory meetings associated with her role as a trustee.
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Mrs. Mary Stewart Kohler has been a longtime supporter of the House and trustee for over 25 years. “One of the duties of a trustee is to raise friends and funds for the House’s mission,” she conveyed. “If I support the House, I must do it as well as I can financially,” she said. Mrs. Kohler commends the raising of “friends and funds” to all associated with Nashotah House. “I think raising funds and friends should be a mission for all of us; we should always give what we can to things we find valuable.” Together with her husband, Terry, the Kohler’s faithfully support the Bishop Jackson Kemper Annual Fund, noting that “student tuition and fees go only about half way to balancing the budget.” LENT 2013
Mrs. Kohler sought to become a trustee because she cares about the House and its future. “It is here at Nashotah House,” she says, “that many of the best parish priests in the Church are trained. But more than trained, they are formed for ministry. The daily round of Morning and Evening Prayer, together with the daily celebration of the Holy Eucharist, as well as the friendships formed around the tables at meals with other students, professors and trustees is as important as the formal education.” While we give thanks and appreciate the Kohler family’s support to the House financially, we are perhaps most blessed by Mrs. Kohler’s spiritual commitment to the House. She has a unique way of incorporating Nashotah House into her thoughts and prayers. When she prays the Daily Office, she offers additional intentions whether she’s at home in Sheboygan, Wisconsin or traveling for work. The process is simple and keeps her spiritually connected to the House on a daily basis. Mrs. Kohler has a list of all students, sorted by class, along with their pictures so that she may learn what they look like. She gets to know each seminarian by praying for them throughout their journey at the House. This practice has always been important to her. Each day she prays by name for one class as well as continuing her prayers NASHOTAH.EDU
for the graduates from the previous year. Through her prayers, Mrs. Kohler remains connected to the House and to the seminarians every day. Mrs. Kohler believes that Nashotah House is important to the greater Church as well. “The Church of our day needs to be able to look like Nashotah House; to demonstrate what society needs and to raise up priests who can offer themselves for the sake of the Church,” she commented. “Nashotah House has been around for 170 years, and this proves that we can continue to do what we’ve been doing well for all these years and still have a strong student body.” The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr., Dean and President of Nashotah House, expressed gratitude for the support Mrs. Kohler has provided to the House and its leadership over the years. “Mary, and trustees like her, have enabled Nashotah House to achieve its mission. For this we are so very grateful to her.”
Miss Sarah Otten The Office of Development & Church Relations the MISSIONER
Mr. Charleston Wilson, ’13 The Office of Development & Church Relations
or the last three years, I’ve prepared for Lent, in part, by reading from Lent With Evelyn Underhill. She was a brilliant Anglo-Catholic mystic and writer of the nineteenth century whose words resonate just as forcefully now as they did then. This year, however, I was struck by this quote, which comes from her Ash Wednesday meditation: “Whether or not we are responsible for a business, an institution, a voyage or an exploration, it is essential to call a halt to examine our stores and equipment to be sure that all necessaries are there and are in good order so that we understand in which way they be used” (Underhill 1990, 14). More than simply reminding us of the universal need to take stock individually, she beckons us to examine ourselves in relation to those systems around us perhaps a beloved “business, an institution, or voyage” comes to mind. Using her image, we may also say that institutions, voyages, and explorations must also take stock of themselves in a systematic and collective sense. It is crucial, actually, for institutions, businesses, and voyages to take stock of themselves. All too often
organizations stray from what really matters, losing sight of what moves the vision along. At this point, I’m saying that a multidimensional spiritual examination is what Underhill asks us to consider this Lent. We don’t live in isolation; we are connected to many “institutions, voyages, and explorations.” This is what it means to be part of Christ’s Body, the Church. How we relate to the systems around us defines us. At the House, this means we, too, must examine our voyage, praying that God would lead us to what Underhill calls a “humble return to first principles.” Lent, if it is to mean anything collectively for the mission of the House, means that we are called to examine our current ethos, asking how our mission at present relates to the House’s first principles. For the record, we understand those “first principles” to be in fact a First Principal. Our mission -- our one and only raison d’etre -- is to raise up a priests and lay leaders for service on the modern frontier. Received from Bishop Jackson Kemper and his followers in 1842, this alone is our task. I’m pleased to share with you that, after NASHOTAH.EDU
thorough examination and reflection, we find ourselves committed not only to focusing our First Principal, but also to expanding it. Therefore, in the name of transforming our world, I invite you this Lent to consider your relationship to this voyage we call “the House.” We need you. The Church needs you. The world needs you. Will you join us, making sure “all necessaries are there and are in good order” so together we may move boldly and swiftly into the future? To partner with us online and for the latest updates and information, please visit give.nashotah.edu.
The Rev. Dr. Ralph Thomas Walker, SSC, ’69
The Rev. Dr. Ralph Thomas Walker, SSC, ’69, former Secretary of the Board of Trustees, died November 19, 2012, at the age of 68. He was born in Denver, Colorado on June 14, 1944. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School and attended Colorado State College, now the University of Northern Colorado, and graduated in 1966. He received an MDiv from Nashotah House in 1969 and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1992. He was ordained Deacon on June 24, 1969, and Priest on December 26, 1969. He served as Curate at St. Stephen ProtoMartyr Church in Aurora, Colorado from 1969 to 1970 when he became the Rector of St. Andrew’s Church in La Junta, Colorado. In 1975, he became the Rector of St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Denver, Colorado and served 37 years until his retirement in 2012.
In the Diocese of Colorado, Fr. Walker served on the Executive Council, the Department of Youth Council, the Standing Committee, the Commission on Ministry and Deputy to General Convention. He has been a member of the Society of the Holy Cross since 1974 and has served as the Master of the Society for the Province of the Americas since 2005.
Archbishop of Canterbury at the time, Robert Runcie. When the moment for the reading of the citation came, I heard a distinctly dignified voice declaim the Archbishop’s accomplishments with compelling solemnity, even using the British pronunciation of Runcie’s military rank as a World War II tank commander: ‘leftenant!’,” Bishop Martins reflected.
He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Nashotah House and Secretary from 1984 - 2011. “Many alumni have heard Fr. Walker at commencements and convocations over the years, reading with great enthusiasm and preciseness the citations for the honorary degree recipients,” reflected Mrs. Sandy Mills, Dean’s Office Administrator at Nashotah House.
“More recently, as a trustee,” Bishop Martins continued, “it was my privilege to see a colleague in action whose love for Nashotah House was without peer, and whose Christian discipleship was exemplary. Our lives were enriched by Ralph Walker’s presence among us and they are impoverished by his passing. Yet, he would probably be among the first to remind us that grace abounds all the more in times of loss,” concluded Bishop Martins.
“Before I ever met Fr. Walker, I met his voice,” recalled the Rt. Rev. Daniel H. Martins, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield. “It was August 1986. I was newly-arrived with my family at Nashotah, ready to begin my Junior year as a student. There was a special academic convocation and Eucharist on the lawn of the cloister garth for the purpose of awarding an honorary degree to the
He was active in community life including prior membership in Jaycees and Rotary clubs, taught religious classes at the high school and college levels, and led summer youth camps for 25 years. Fr. Walker is survived by his wife of 43 years, Claudia Sue Walker, two children and five grandchildren. A vigil was held on Monday evening, November 26, 2012, and a Requiem Mass was said on November 27, 2012, at St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Denver. Burial occurred at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, CO. Memorials may be directed to St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, 1400 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210. Portions of this text are adapted from the obituary published by Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, CO.
TOP Fr. Walker receives a Distinguished Alumni award in 2011 from the Rev. Canon H.W. Herrmann, ‘89. LENT 2013
Mrs. Jeneen Floyd
In Memoriam The Very Rev. Charles Francis Caldwell, PhD
r. Charles Caldwell was Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at Nashotah House from 1985-1995 and was named an honorary alumnus in 1990. He passed away on September 12, 2012, surrounded by his family in Naples, Florida. The following is adapted from the obituary published in the Naples Daily News. The Very Rev. Charles Francis Caldwell, PhD was born May 5, 1935, in DeLand, FL. In his youth he was a Boy Scout who attained the rank of Eagle Scout with Palms. He graduated from the
University of Florida with a BA in History with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa. He attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL graduating with a Bachelor of Divinity degree. Between his middler and senior years he was awarded a Danforth Fellowship and studied at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY for one year. He was ordained Deacon in 1961 and ordained Priest in the Episcopal Church in 1962. He was Curate/Priest-in-Charge at St. Andrewâ€™s Episcopal Church in Tampa,
FL from 1961 to 1964 and Rector at St. Mary of the Angels - Pine Castle (Orlando), FL from 1964 to 1966. He was Chaplain at Stetson University from 1966 to 1969. Afterwards he was Vicar at Gloria Dei, Cocoa, FL from 1969 to 1974. During this time he also attended The University of the South in Sewanee, TN and received his Master of Sacred Theology degree in 1970. He studied and graduated from The University of Notre Dame receiving a PhD in Pastoral Theology in 1978. While attending Notre Dame he served numerous parishes in the Diocese of
Northern Indiana from 1974 to 1979. Upon receiving his PhD, Fr. Caldwell also taught several undergraduate courses at Notre Dame as a Visiting Assistant Professor from 1977 to 1978. He then took up a position as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology teaching students who were studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, IN from 1979 to 1982. He also served as Vicar from 1982 to 1985 at St. Thomas Church in Salem, IL and St. John’s Church in Centralia, IL and was Dean of the Eastern Deanery in the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield, IL. Fr. Caldwell’s last position was as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at Nashotah House for ten
years. During his time here, the House selected him to attend the meeting of American and African Theologians held in Zimbabwe, Africa. Fr. Caldwell was also the author of numerous published papers and two books, Pastoral Theological Hermeneutics: A Quest for Method in 1978 and Head and Glory in 1995. His worsening health conditions contributed to his retiring at age 60 on disability. Many people benefited from his counsel and sermons over the years, and many found faith as he witnessed to the glory of God in the midst of his many tribulations with serious illness including his first bout with cancer during which he lost a leg but survived. Fr. Caldwell was received by Chrismation into
the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church on September 3, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Eleanor Marguerite Trump Caldwell, four children, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, five nieces and one nephew. Services were conducted by a former student of Fr. Caldwell’s, the Very Rev. Joseph Huneycutt of St. Joseph Antiochian Orthodox Church, Houston, TX, on September 18, 2012, at Hodges Funeral Chapel with burial services following at Naples Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Jeneen Floyd
John M. Schroeder, MD
ohn M. Schroeder, MD died peacefully in Madison, WI on October 12, 2012, at the age of 89. He was born on June 2, 1923, in Racine and attended UW-Madison earning several degrees including his medical degree. An oncologist, he did medical research, taught and practiced medicine for over 50 years. He was active in the Boy Scouts and throughout his lifetime. He was involved in Camp Freeland Leslie in Oxford, WI and the YMCA Camp Anokijig in Plymouth. He was also involved in other organizations including trains and the ham radio organization, Central Wisconsin Repeater Association. He was an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Madison serving LENT 2013
the parish in many capacities. He also served the Diocese of Milwaukee attending national conventions and supporting Camp Webb in Wautoma, WI. Dr. Schroeder served on the Board of Trustees for Nashotah House for over 25 years. “He had a strong Anglo-Catholic faith and he represented that viewpoint often at conventions and ecumenical activities including the Wisconsin Council of Churches,” recalled the Rt. Rev. William C. Wantland, Bishop of Eau Claire (retired) and current Assisting Bishop of the Diocese of Ft. Worth (ACNA). Dr. Schroeder will be remembered by the House as the trustee who always drove his own trailer from Madison, parking it near the maintenance building twice a year to attend the NASHOTAH.EDU
Board’s meetings and surrounding events. “It could be warm and sunny or cold and windy,” remarked Mrs. Sandy Mills, Dean’s Office Administrator, “but Dr. Schroeder insisted on staying in his trailer even though a room on campus was always offered. While he had a quiet-calm presence, he very much loved the House and made no secret of it,” she said. A memorial service was held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Madison, WI on October 27, 2012. Memorials may be directed to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4011 Major Ave., Madison, WI 53716. Portions of this text are adapted from the obituary published by Informed Choice Funeral Homes, Madison, WI.
Mrs. Jeneen Floyd Associate Editor
The Rev. Forrest G. Tucker, ’13, was ordained Deacon on October 21, 2012, by the Rt. Rev. William Thompson, Diocese of Western Anglicans. Ordinations The Rev. David A. Beaulac, ’12, was ordained Priest on December 8, 2012, by the Rt. Rev. William H. Love, Episcopal Diocese of Albany. He is Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 211, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846. The Rev. Caleb S. Evans, ’13, was ordained Deacon on October 21, 2012, by the Rt. Rev. William Thompson, Diocese of Western Anglicans. The Rev. Shane Patrick Gormley, ’12, was ordained Deacon on June 2, 2012, and Priest on December 22, 2012, by the Rt. Rev. William H. Love, Episcopal Diocese of Albany. He is studying in the Masters of Theology in New Testament program at Princeton Theological Seminary and he is also applying to PhD programs. The Rev. Stephen W. Jones, ’01, was ordained Deacon on May 18, 2012, and Priest on June 9, 2012, by the Most Rev. John R. Gaydos of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, MO. He is Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry, Chaplain to Helias Catholic High School and Sacramental Minister at St. Michael’s Church, 13321 Railroad Avenue, Russellville, MO 65074. The Rev. Perry M. Mansfield, ’14, was ordained Deacon on October 27, 2012, by the Rt. Rev. Joseph M. Kanuku, Anglican Diocese of Machakos. He is currently the Director of World Vision’s Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT). He travels with great frequency to Kenya to direct the response to drought, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis as well as to provide guidance and spiritual direction to the Garissa Diocese. He can be reached at Buena Vida Circle, Apartment 318, Las Cruces, NM 88011. The Rev. Paul A. Nesta, ’13, was ordained Deacon on October 21, 2012, by the Rt. Rev. William Thompson, Diocese of Western Anglicans. The Rev. Rodney Roehner, ’12, was ordained Priest on December 6, 2012, by the Rt. Rev. William H. Love, Episcopal Diocese of Albany. He is Curate of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6249 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124. The Rev. Denys Scully, ’12, was ordained Priest on October 14, 2012, by the Rt. Rev. Donald Harvey, Moderator Bishop, Diocese of the Anglican Network in Canada. He is Priest-in-Charge of St. David’s the Faithful Anglican Church, PO Box 2135, Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada R5G 1N7. The Rev. Christian Senyoni, ’13, was ordained Deacon on December 20, 2012, by the Rt. Rev. Michael Smith, Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota. 32
The Rev. Tim Sean Youmans, ’11, was ordained Priest on September 22, 2012, by the Rt. Rev. Edward J. Konieczny, Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. He is Assistant Vicar and Instructor of Religion for the Casady Episcopal Preparatory School, 9500 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73120. The Rev. Aaron G. Zook, ’12, was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate on December 15, 2012, by the Rt. Rev. Edwin Leidel, Jr., Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire. He is the Deacon-in-Charge of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 220 Elm Street, Spooner, WI 54801, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, N8571 City Highway M, Springbrook, WI 54875. He is also the Diocesan Administrator for the Diocese of Eau Claire, 510 South Farwell Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Appointments The Rev. Joseph G. V. Acanfora, ’10, is Rector of Church of the Apostles (Anglican), 10195 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. The Rt. Rev. Jonathan M. R. Baker, ’09, is Suffragan See of Fulham, Diocese of London, 36 Causton Street, London, SW1P 4AU, United Kingdom. Dr. Jeremy W. Bergstrom, ’12, is Lecturer and Licensed Lay Minister of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 West Macon Street, Savannah, GA 31401. The Rev. Canon Dr. Kevin P. Goodrich, O.P., ’11, was installed as the third Master of the Anglican Order of Preachers (Dominicans). The Rev. John M. Inserra, ’10, is Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1 South Tschirgi Street, Sheridan, WY 82801. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Francis R. Lyons, ’80, is Assistant Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh, 1 Allegheny Square, Suite 650, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. The Rev. J.D. McQueen, ’08, is Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 625 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. Editors’ Notes Nashotah House is pleased to publish updates in the Biddings and Bindings for our matriculated students, alumni and honorary degree recipients. We publish the information as it is submitted after the date the event occurred. If you would like to submit a transition announcement, please visit www.nashotah.edu/news and select The Missioner “Magazine – Contact Us” to complete an online form. Your update will appear in an upcoming issue of The Missioner and appropriate updates will also be noted in the Development Office.
Biddings and Bindings Cont. Notifications of Death The Very Rev. Donald D. Cole, ’60, died November 10, 2012, age 81.
The Rev. Philip A. Nevels, ’57, died November 11, 2012, age 85.
The Rev. Dr. Henry C. Johnson, Jr., ’57, died June 25, 2012, age 83.
The Rev. Paul W. Pritchartt, ’92, died July 21, 2012, age 82.
The Rev. Henry P. Johnson, Jr., ’68, died May 29, 2012, age 78.
The Rev. Dr. John L. Rossner, ’58, died August 27, 2012, age 81.
The Rev. Wolfgang E. Krismanits, ’84, died November 27, 2012, age 60.
The Rev. Dr. Ralph T. Walker, ’69, died November 19, 2012, age 68.
e wanted to share two letters concerning the Advent 2012 issue of The Missioner. The first came to us from the Rev. George Stamm of the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire in regards to the In Memoriam article on the Ven. Thomas Winslow. He writes: A point about Tom and Nashotah House, something that Tom was rightly very proud of and should have been mentioned in the obituary in The Missioner: the workshops on alcoholism, chemical dependency that he organized back in the mid 1980’s for the seniors at the House. These were quite comprehensive and certainly without peer amongst the seminaries of the church. One of the largest problems any parish priest will face in parish ministry is that of substance abuse/dependency. I don’t know that any of our seminaries are offering anything on the subject these days. Please correct me if I am wrong, I would love to know that something is still being taught on the subject. The Reverend George Stamm, ’70 Dear Fr. Stamm, Thank you very much for your comments and inquiry. I am uncertain of what other seminaries are doing on this subject. I did, however, address your concern
with the Rev. Steven A. Peay, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the House. Fr. Peay shared that while it’s not done as extensively as Fr. Winslow did, the issues are addressed along with a whole range of practical pastoral issues in the three courses required in Pastoral Ministry. In addition, Fr. Peay would like you to know that your thoughtful raising of this point will result in an examination of curriculum to see if what we’re doing is as good as it could be.
LETTERS TO THE EDITORs The Rev. Andrew Hanyzewski, ’09 Associate Editor
I pray that this response provides the clarity for which you are looking.
An email was received from the Rev. Stephen Smith and a portion of his feedback is included below: The article by Bishop Paul Lambert brought to mind the “magic” of my time at the House...What Bishop Lambert recalled in his article, I too experienced, both at the House and now in Taos, NM. I suppose the most moving experience I ever had at the House was that first midnight Mass of Easter. I cannot recall a time when I felt closer to God than during those few hours in the cold and dark in the cloister, then moving into the chapel with the candles, lights and the ringing of the bells during the opening of the Gloria. I even mentioned the experience in
my senior sermon - that it was like experiencing heaven on earth. The Rev. Stephen Smith, ’71 We thank Fr. Stamm and Fr. Smith for sharing their thoughts and thank all those who have written in with words of encouragement and editorial advice. We appreciate and look forward to your comments and questions as well. Please send them to us at: missioner.editor@nashotah. edu.
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170th Celebration Nashotah House Then and Now: 170 Years of Equipping Leaders for Every Frontier
We continue our year-long commemorative series honoring our 170th anniversary with three final events, including an organ recital and sermon. “This important series marking our 170th year captures the enduring missionary ethos of the House and boldly reaffirms Bishop Jackson Kemper’s vision for raising up leaders for ministry on every frontier,” comments Dean Edward Salmon, “and it is our prayer that as we host these events, we would continue to expand the mission Bishop Kemper and his followers began.”
March 7, 2013
Once Missional, Always Missional: Church Planting Then and Now 5:00pm Solemn Holy Eucharist and Sermon 6:30pm Reception in Adams Hall
April 7, 2013
The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Music and Mission: The Enduring Musical Legacy of the Oxford Movement 3:00pm Public lecture presented by Canon Joseph A. Kucharski, Professor of Church Music and Director of Chapel Music 3:30pm Organ recital presented by Mr. Clive Driskill-Smith, Organist, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England 4:30pm Reception in the Cathedral’s Guild Hall
May 16, 2013
St. Jerome Catholic Church, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin Raising Up Missionaries for the New Frontier: Transforming the Modern Idiom A Commemorative sermon on the feast of Bishop Jackson Kemper and in conjunction with Commencement Exercises 10:00am The 168th Commencement Exercises, Solemn Holy Eucharist and Sermon All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit give.nashotah.edu.
Published on Feb 17, 2013