“Inspiring. Energizing. Thought provoking.”
On Saturday, June 29, 2019, The Bishop's Summit on Faith & Giving brought together approximately 90 clergy and lay leaders from around the Diocese to learn how fundraising is profoundly anchored in ministry.
Joining our diocesan family were several congregations from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.) Preacher and teacher, the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson helped us to understand the "theology of sufficiency" with energy, inspiration and imagination. Melissa Spas, Th.M. and the Rev. Meredith McNabb of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving guided us with practical tools for nurturing generosity. The day's presentation along with Lake Institute's resource materials are now available.
The Rev. Ben Wyatt, a native of Evansville, has been called as Pathways Priest. The position, funded by the Lilly Endowment as part of the Pathways to Vitality Initiative, provides a recent seminary graduate with the opportunity to serve three eight-month mentored rotations at congregations participating in the Pathways program. The current Pathways parishes are St. John's, Crawfordsville; St. Matthew's, Indianapolis; and St. Peter's, Lebanon.
Wyatt attended Yale Divinity School, where he earned his M.Div. in 2018 and his S.T.M. in 2019. He also holds a B.A. in physics and religious studies from Vanderbilt University. Most recently he served as assistant rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford, Connecticut. Before seminary, Wyatt lived in Nashville, Tennessee, and worked as an information security analyst at an insurance firm.
He begins his new call on August 1.