[Nashotah House Theological Seminary press release] The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will visit Nashotah House Theological Seminary on May 1. The invitation was made by the Dean/President the Rt. Rev. Edward Salmon Jr. at the request of several Episcopal seminarians studying at the House in order that she might become better acquainted with the life, character, and programs of the seminary and its community.
Given the untimely and tragic death of one of those students, the Rev. Deacon Terry Star, a second year student from the Diocese of North Dakota who suffered a fatal heart attack on March 4, she has been invited to offer the encomium homily honoring Deacon Star following Evensong.
Deacon Star had served with Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori on the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church. Her visit and homily will give the community unique insights into his promising life of ministry cut short by this tragedy.
Accompanying the Presiding Bishop on her visit will be the [Episcopal Church’s] Domestic Poverty Missioner, the Rev. Canon Mark Stevenson (NH class of 2000). They are scheduled throughout the day to meet in various events and venues with Bishop Salmon, members of the faculty and administration, including an academic colloquy.
In addition they will make a visit to neighboring St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy (SJNMA), which had also invited her and where the late Deacon Star was doing his supervised practice of ministry. Members of the Cadet Corps from SJNMA, including brass players and bagpipers, will join in the Evensong in Adams Hall. The time in Adams Hall will close with the singing of the Seminary Hymn.