On February 18 a panel of priests and leaders involved in chaplaincy work at Episcopal schools came to The General Theological Seminary to talk about the important ministry of lay and ordained leaders in Episcopal primary and secondary schools, both independent and parish-based. The 1100 Episcopal schools are one of the bright spots in The Episcopal Church. One of the increasingly unmet needs of Episcopal schools is for trained and qualified chaplains, both lay and ordained. As panelists noted, chaplains are on the front lines of dealing with relationships with those outside the church.
The panelists included the Rev. Daniel Heischman, Executive Director, National Association of Episcopal Schools; the Rev. Don Waring, Rector, Grace Episcopal Church in New York City; the Rev. Tim Moorehouse, Chaplain, Trinity School, New York City; Ms. Virginia Connor, Head of School, St. Hilda's & St Hugh's School, New York City; and the Rev. Hopie Wells-Jernagan, GTS Board of Trustees member and former Chaplain, Episcopal High School, Jacksonville, Florida.