Our Students

The School of Theology prides itself in having a flourishing community for its seminarians, faculty, and staff alike. It is this traditional residential model—of worshiping together, living together, and studying together—that has the proven benefit of building relationships across all possible boundaries and forming leaders for the challenges of today's Church.

Our students come from all walks of life. Some come directly from undergraduate work, some after having had established careers. Some in our advanced degrees program are associates, others are rectors, and some are spending their retirement fulfilling their lifelong learning goals.

Students come to learn and prepare for whatever their vocation may be, and we have a proven history of preparing them well. This past year, and for the past several years, 100% of our students were placed in jobs within 3 months of graduation.

The best way to get to know our students is to come visit, but we’d like to introduce you to some—past, present, and future. We’re proud of them and the work they’re doing for the Church. 


Caroline Holmes, C'17, T'19—For this University of the South graduate and seminarian, reduce, reuse, and recycle is just another way of describing her Trinitarian doctrine of intentional living and coexistence.

Michael McCain, T'16—McCain loves the liturgy of The Episcopal church and he loves being a parish priest. He is continuing in the tradition in which he was raised—praying, worshiping, and sharing in the Eucharistic feast.

Perry Hodgkins Jones, T'15—Jones received an M.A. in religion and environment and has gone on to make quite an impact in the care of creation, most recently representing TEC at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

Marcus Halley, T'15—As the rector of St. Paul’s on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Halley maintains an active online presence that has allowed him to expand his advocacy work well beyond the four walls of his parish.