[The School of Theology] The Very Rev. William S. Stafford, dean of The School of Theology [University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee], announced Jan. 16 the creation of a new position at The School of Theology — associate dean for recruitment and admissions — and has appointed the Rev. Annwn Hawkins Myers to this new position.
“As the process for receiving seminary students has changed over time, the School realized the need for a more active role in recruiting students,” stated Stafford. “In this position, Myers will enable the School to be present beyond the Sewanee community, to be in the offices of bishops and other influencers who shape the decisions of potential students about which seminary to attend, and to help us find the larger and more diverse classes of fine students that are needed for the School’s, and the Church’s, future.”
A graduate of Millsaps College and Virginia Theological Seminary, Myers has been the associate university chaplain since 1989 for the University of the South. She has been responsible for all aspects of the liturgy, helped design and implement chapel programming including the nine-month Catechumenate, Bible studies, and various study and reflection groups, and provided pastoral care to students, faculty and staff, among other duties.
Prior to her chaplaincy, she was the associate rector at St. John’s Church in Pascagoula, Mississippi and then interim chaplain at St. Andrew’s Day School in Jackson, Mississippi and priest-in-charge of The Chapel of the Cross in Madison, Mississippi.
“I am excited about being able to be creative in helping to form this new position for the School,” explained Myers. “I am looking forward to sharing what The School of Theology has to offer to the greater Church community while building deeper relationships with the School’s community.
Myers will combine her chaplaincy with her new responsibilities from Feb. 1 to May 31. On June 1, she will assume the position as associate dean full-time.